Afro Samurai 2 gets 'official reveal' trailer

Afro Samurai 2

While writing a short preview for Afro Samurai 2 a couple of months ago, I remember diving into the show's wiki for a bit of background information—although I didn't understand much of what I found. There was a lot of stuff about hip-hop and robots and undead samurai, and I seem to recall that Kuma—the new protagonist for this belated sequel—is both a robot and a zombie. He's a double threat. He's also a dual-katana-wielding killer who wears a Frank Sidebottom-style cartoon head at all times.

What I'm saying is that Afro Samurai 2 has finally been 'officially' announced, with a very short trailer that sets up the story. What it doesn't tell you—and I remember this from my preview looksie—is that the first game's bigged-up dismemberment system appears to be out the door, Samuel L Jackson might be involved, and that Kuma has three different fighting styles. (You'll need to frequently switch between them to wail on enemies.) Oh and worry not: RZA is still doing the soundtrack.

Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma is coming "later this year".

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.