Neo Zeed is a totalitarian criminal organization and the nemesis of the Oboro Clan. Joe Musashi defeated Neo Zeed but they rebuilt the organization, setting the scene for Shinobi III. Neo Zeed itself was the remade image of the original crime syndicate known as Zeed.


The Revenge of Shinobi

After Zeed was defeated by Joe Musashi, the star Shinobi of the Oboro clan three years ago, Zeed reformed itself under the name Neo Zeed. With their newfound power, the syndicate's cruel hands reached for the Oboro village. Many of the Obororyu; Joe's friends and mentor, were killed and they took the chief's daughter, Naoko hostage to lure Musashi out.

Joe Musashi would indeed come to Neo Zeed, attacking and killing every Zeed enforcer in his wake, until coming face to face with the Masked Ninja, the boss of Neo Zeed, holding Joe's beloved in a death trap. As the two battled, Joe used his shuriken to keep the ceiling above Naoko and defeated the Masked Ninja. Neo Zeed was defeated, and Joe and Naoko returned to rebuild their home.

Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master

Although it was believed that Neo Zeed had been dismantled, it is revealed that the Masked Ninja was a double for the true mastermind of Neo Zeed; the Shadow Master; a villainous dark super ninja cloned from the Oboro's Musashi bloodline.

With their newly discovered master's identity revealed, Shadow Master called his closest subordinates, and ordered Joe Musashi's death.

After all of their subordinates and monstrosities were defeated, the Shadow Master challenged Joe Musashi to a one on one duel. Despite his skills matching Joe's and the added advantage of hi-tech weaponry, the Shadow Master was defeated and perished in the exploding Neo Zeed mothership, the Wing of Darkness, as it fell from the skies and crashed into the earth.


The Revenge of Shinobi

Ninja Corps (忍者軍団)

  • Omote (面)
  • Kabuto (兜)
  • Hachi (ハチ)
  • Karasu (烏)
  • Kasumi (霞)
  • Blue Lobster (ブルーロブスター)
  • Shadow Dancer (シャドウダンサー)
  • Ninja Master (マスクド忍者)

Zeed Defense Force (Z・D・F)

  • Green Infantry Grunt (グリーンヘッド)
  • Blue Infantry Grunt (ブルーヘッド)
  • Cuurl (カール)
  • Gunner (ロッキー)
  • Missile Transport (ミサイル輸送車)

Flower Dragon Gang (華龍一族)

  • Blue Dragon (青龍)
  • Red Dragon (紅龍)
  • Pink Dragon (桃華)
  • Purple Phoenix (紫鳳)
  • White Phoenix (白鳳)

Neo Zeed Science Team (NEO ZEED科学陣)

  • Supercomputer (生体コンピュータ)
  • Hercules (ハルクレス)
  • The Metamorph-former (メタモルフォーマー)
  • Monster G (モンスターG)

Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master

Ninja Forces

  • Ninja (忍者)
  • Komuso (虚無僧)
  • Kunoichi (クノイチ)
  • Samurai (サムライ)
  • Mutated Samurai (ガードロブスター)
  • Jonin "Kage" (上忍“影”)
  • Hovercraft Ninja (ホバー忍者)
  • Fire Ninja (火炎忍者)
  • Winged Ninja (羽忍者)
  • Armored Crawling Ninja (機甲忍者)
  • Karura (カルラ)
  • Hakushishi (白獅子)
  • Shadow Master (シャドーマスター)

Military Forces

  • Infantry (歩兵)
  • Shielded Infantry (盾兵)
  • Crawling Infantry (ほふく歩兵)
  • Machine Gun Infantry (機関銃歩兵)
  • Security Drone (マルク)
  • Armored Robots (重装歩兵)
  • Robot Gunship (フライングタンク)
  • Mortar Infantry (迫撃砲歩兵)
  • Mega Zaurus (メガザウルス)

Biological Monsters

  • Brain Fly (バイオコウモリ)
  • Radioactive Waste Zombie (実験体-X)
  • Brain Beast (ハイドラの幼虫)
  • Giant Bug (イーター)
  • Hydra (ハイドラ)