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Afro Samurai 2's first episode is out this month

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Afro Samurai 2

Here's your link to the Wikipedia page for Afro Samurai, so I don't have to pretend I know what I'm talking about when I tell you about the stylish, hip-hop-infused anime, starring Samuel L. Jackson, and scored by RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan. There was a game back in 2009, and now another one is coming out, this one focusing on a guy wearing a teddy bear mask on his head, rather than the titular samurai.

Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma was revealed back in June as an episodic action game mixing combat with exploration/platforming, and now we know when the first (of three parts) is coming out. Volume One is out September 22, featuring supposedly "improved slicing and game mechanics" over the first title, a soundtrack 'procured' (i.e. chosen) by RZA, and a story by American Sniper writer Jim DeFelice, strangely enough.

You can find it on Steam here.

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.