Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma Volume 1 Slated for September 22 on PS4
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official PlayStation blog announced on Thursday that the Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma volume 1 game will be available for PlayStation 4 on September 22. Players will be able to buy the full game trilogy—volume 1 and the upcoming volumes 2 and 3—at a 20% discount. PlayStation Plus members will get a 30% discount.
The blog also began streaming a promotional video featuring clips from the game and a song by Visual Eyez.
The game is also slated for release on Xbox One and PC. The game was first announced last June and is in development at Redacted Studios.
Versus Evil describes the original story, written by James Defelice (American Sniper):
Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma continues the action-packed saga of Afro Samurai, but this time follows the narrative of one of Afro's closest friends Jinno, who blames him for the death of their friends and family. Fueled by an insatiable sadness Jinno endures a series of painful body modifications that transform him into a cybernetically enhanced killing machine called Kuma. Now, emotionally broken, his mind twisted from the pain of his memories and the sadistic modifications to his body, Kuma awakens with one goal in mind; bloody revenge for the pain his old friend and ‘brother’ Afro Samurai caused following the great battle at the Red Gate of Mt. Shumi.
Namco Bandai Games released the first Afro Samurai game in North America and Europe in 2009 for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.
Animation studio Gonzo adapted Takashi Okazaki's 1999 Afro Samurai seinen manga into the Afro Samurai television mini-series (2007) and later into the Afro Samurai: Resurrection television movie (2009). Both anime projects became the bestselling anime DVD releases of their respective years.