Cyber Shadow is the incredible new Yacht Club Games project

Cyber Shadow Yacht Club Games Aarne “MekaSkull” Hunziker Mechanical Head Studios

Yacht Club Games previously teased that it would be publishing a new video game, and now the game has been formally announced. Cyber Shadow is headed to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC “soon,” and it is being developed by Mechanical Head Games / Aarne “MekaSkull” Hunziker. The game will retail for $14.99. The reveal trailer displays a lot of extreme ninja action, kind of like The Messenger but faster and with a harder sci-fi slant.

As far as first impressions go, Cyber Shadow makes a fantastic one. I’m really excited to see how this one shapes up. Stay tuned for more updates!

In the meantime, here is a list of features Yacht Club Games and Mechanical Head Studios have shared about the game:

  • Dash, slice, and leap through masterfully designed levels filled with sharply honed ninja platforming action.
  • Authentic 8-bit presentation with hand-crafted sprites, a detailed pixel aesthetic, and perfect controls. Modern touches like fluid animation, multi-layered parallax backgrounds, and evolved game design.
  • Take down more than a dozen apocalyptic bosses, from enormous war machines to your synthetic clan rivals.
  • Relive the authenticity of classic 8-bit challenge or experience it for the first time.. with an added convenience or two.
  • Rescue your clan to unlock permanent Ninjutsu skills and abilities, combining them seamlessly as only the warrior of legend could.
  • Search for secrets as you explore the ruined world. Return to your old haunts to find supplies, items and upgrades.
  • Experience the gripping story, told both in-game and through animated cinematic story scenes between the action. Who can be trusted? How far will Shadow go to protect his clan and the one he loves?
  • Pulse-pounding soundtrack by Enrique Martin, produced by Jake Kaufman.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!