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Afro Samurai Preview

Chris_Hudak By:
Chris_Hudak
07/24/08
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Action 
PLAYERS
PUBLISHER Namco Bandai Games 
DEVELOPER Namco Bandai Games 
RELEASE DATE  
M Contains Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language

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Don't make me go all Edo-era on your ass.

click to enlargeBased on the anachronistic, hip-hop dojinshi manga of the same name created by Okazaki Takashi—which was later adapted to an anime miniseries—Afro Samurai is a funky, violent fighter revolving around three aspects of combat: on-foot swordfighting, flips and kicks off environmental objects, and anime-inspired ‘aerial’ slashing.

Afro Samurai employs a dynamic fighting and damage scheme that reflects the particular cuts that players actually make, rather than merely using canned animations. A clean, no-meter interface uses damage-indicative skinning and changing color effects to indicate how hurt or ‘focused’ the player’s character is at any given moment. The game’s hip-hop soundtrack features acts like RZA (Wu-Tang Clan) and Chuy Gomez.

click to enlargeAfro Samurai is all about what the designers are calling ‘elegant violence’ - the crazy-anachronistic samurai style, the revenge-driven storyline, a cel-shaded look… and, of course, the badass vocal presence of Samuel L. Jackson. (“I am tired of these motherfuckin' ninjas on this motherfuckin' bridge!” Well, that’s the game-trailer that’s playing in our heads, anyway.) Afro Samurai is slated to ship later this year—by which point Samuel L. will probably have appeared in at least sixteen additional movies.

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Afro Samurai preview posted on 07/30/08.

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