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Afro Samurai 2 Split Into Three Volumes, First Debuts On PS4 On September 22nd

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Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma has been split into three volumes each with a new story arc, characters, and combat styles. The first of those, Volume 1, is debuting on PlayStation 4 on September 22nd.

 

The game will be coming to Xbox One but not until a later date. There will also be a PC version available on Steam but the date for that hasn’t been revealed yet – it could well be September 22nd too.

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According to the announcement, only PS4 owners will be able to get a special discounted bundle containing all three volumes of the game. It’ll take 20 percent off the full price for all three volumes if bought separately. PlayStation Plus members will be able to get a 30 percent discount on the bundle.

 

It was also revealed that Afro Samurai’s creator Takashi Okazaki has contributed original manga to the game. It appears in the game to add to the emotion of the story in the form of small cells, pop-ups, and full screen images as you progress.

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Finally, the game’s soundtrack is composed of original songs from various indie hip-hop artists that have been mentored by RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan. RZA has been the music director on Afro Samurai since the original animated series. The video above is one of the songs from the soundtrack by Visual Eyez.

 

As Siliconera covered before, Afro Samurai 2 follows directly after the first game and sees the bear-headed cyborg Kuma seeking revenge against Afro after seeing the slaughter of all those he loved and facing near death himself.

Chris Priestman