New Afro Samurai Game In Development For PC And Next-Gen Consoles

By Ishaan . June 25, 2014 . 9:57am

Banner Saga publisher Versus Evil are going to be releasing an Afro Samurai game, they announced this morning. The game is being developed by Redacted Studios for PC and next-gen consoles.

 

Afro Samurai will be a third-person action-adventure game with an original storyline, new characters, and improved special moves and combos that “firmly [establish] the franchise as the undisputed leader in dynamic dismemberment”.

 

In addition to the Afro Samurai game, Versus Evil are also publishing Kyn, a Viking-inspired strategy RPG for PC, Mac and Linux.


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  • http://natenayshun.tumblr.com/ Rikku Ishida

    DID I WAKE YOU MOTHER****ER – Introduction of the first game

  • Zangetsu777

    AFRO!!!!

    • Warboss Aohd

      YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS!

  • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

    In…teresting? I could’ve sworn this franchise was dead. The movie ended on a cliffhanger that’s still waiting to be resolved.

    • Yannick Ho

      New game, original story. Don’t know where it will go… :/

  • D. Collins

    Do it

  • aizen310

    Heh…
    But of course, I wish for a Bleach game and I get… this.

    Well, it has samurais in it?

    • stephane3012

      STFU Aizen! You already had your game. Let another anime have his chance.

      • aizen310

        Afro Samurai had his chance on the PS3 already.

        • TheFoolArcana

          Bleach already had its chance on almost every console since its release, what’s your point?

          • Yannick Ho

            I would like to see DIMP and Studio Japan (SCEJ) tackle Bleach together for once. :/

          • aizen310

            Take all of my YES, friend. Naruto or DBZ should rest for a little :/

          • aizen310

            I’d rather see a Hellsing or EVA anime game. Why Afro Samurai? It’s obscure and I think if publishers want money they should stick with more known titles.
            Good enough for an opinion?

  • RobertLWilliams

    In addition to the Afro Samurai game, Versus Evil are also publishing Kyn, a Viking-inspired strategy RPG for PC, Mac and Linux. http://x.vu/hyLsq3

  • Kroz

    Cool, the first game wasn’t good but it definitely wasn’t terrible. looking forward to it.

  • Shippoyasha

    Maybe a sequel anime is coming? I adored the blacksploitation coolness of the first series. Nice to be funded by western funding as well.

    And funny enough, the game adaptation paved the way for stuff like Revengeance with all the freeform cutting.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/BaoZakeruga BaoZakeruga

    Please for the love of god don’t screw this one up. Has the potential to be such a badass game.

    • Yannick Ho

      Namco was developing the previous, I would like to think that in this studio’s hands things will go for the better. ;P

  • urbanscholar

    Please still have music by/approved by RZA

    • Yannick Ho

      One would think so… (obvious, since the producer and therefore the studios have the rights on this franchise, which could also include the music approved by RZA).

  • tilt

    I`d like to see Platinum`s take on an Afro Samurai game.

    • Yannick Ho

      I would better like Platinum to tackle something like Hellsing or Attack on Titans… or even Full Metal Alchemist!! It would fit with their prerequisite of over-the-top action sequences. :D

  • PreyMantis

    What I don’t get is the fact that some people still call current generation platforms as “next-gen.” We’re past that.

  • DragKudo

    OH SHIT IT’S THE NUMBER 2.

    • Yannick Ho

      Yes it is.

  • Hakai Ouji Vegeta #BADMAN

    Better not be a sequel…

    • Yannick Ho

      It is.. apparently titled… Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of the Bear.

  • IS | 桂木

    The biggest question is…

    WILL SAMUEL L JACKSON BE DUBBING IT

  • http://hanzoadam.tumblr.com/ Hanzoadam

    I didnt think much of the origonal

  • Chee Yang

    Now this just made me want a new Samurai Champloo game too.

  • tilt

    lol

    I’d like to really see happen but it is what it is. Unless the creator of Afro Samurai approaches Platinum, I can`t see it happening. Fans would have to make their interest known as well.

    How did Versus Evil the go ahead to do this project anyway? I’m not familiar with the process.

  • Yannick Ho

    It seems the producer who worked on it back in 2009, left Namco studios with the rights to make based on this franchise and started a new studio and a new team to work on it. Versus Evil didn’t have anything to do with that, they are just here to publish it. :D

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