Afro Samurai 2's first episode is out this month

Afro Samurai 2

Here's your link (opens in new tab) to the Wikipedia page for Afro Samurai (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab).

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.