Microsoft has announced that the Xbox 360-exclusive Ninja Blade will be making its way to UK shores on 3 April.

Developed by FromSoftware, a company known for their work on popular franchises like Armoured Core and Tenchu, Ninja Blade follows Ken Ogawa and his team of skilled fighters as they battle a disease which turns Tokyo residents into zombies.

We first heard about this game last year, but as usual, got left behind when Japan got the first peek in a demo released in December.

However, that demo will now be available for us on Xbox Live Marketplace on 9 March. It will be free, and give players the chance to get their head around the gameplay before the game's full release in April, priced at £44.99.

Check out the gallery for some screenshots, or head over to the Xbox Ninja Blade website for more details.