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Afro Samurai Getting a Surprise Sequel on Next-Gen Consoles

by Ron Duwell | June 29, 2014June 29, 2014 1:00 pm PST


Bandai Namco’s hack ‘n slash action game Afro Samurai will be getting a sequel for the next-gen consoles. The Banner Saga publisher, Versus Evil, confirmed the game’s existence with Polygon stating that the original game’s producer David Robinson has picked up the license with his new studio Redacted Games.

Afro Samurai is a bit of an underground hit franchise with its own manga and anime series starring and produced by none other than Samuel L. Jackson. The story wrapped up quite a while ago and the franchise has been quiet ever since, leaving me to wonder if Jackson would consider returning to the sequel.

The video game Afro Samurai was released in 2009 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and was loosely based on the main story’s canon. It wasn’t the deepest or best reviewed game in the world, but fans were happy that the samurai existed in a more-or-less “fun” game.

Afro Samurai 2 will feature a brand new story and focus on Kuma, a character who wears an adorable bear mask while fighting. How cute. Versus Evil also says the game will have a co-op mode and will give players the chance to control previously unusable characters.

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...