Redacted Studios, in partnership with Versus Evil, today announced that the highly-anticipated sequel Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma, Volume 1 will be available for digital download on PC and PlayStation 4, on Tuesday September 22nd, 2015. The game will also be available for Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program shortly thereafter at a date to be announced.
Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma is a 3rd person action packed sequel to the original Afro Samurai story and picks up where the first game left off. Written by New York Times Best Selling Author Jim DeFelice, the story follows the path of Kuma, a cybernetically enhanced killing machine with a bear’s head who was made for one purpose – to kill Afro. The game will be delivered in three distinct volumes, each with its own new story arch, characters and combat styles to master, plus original soundtrack by up and coming indie hip hop artists that have been mentored RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan. A PC and a limited-exclusive console PlayStation 4 bundle of all three volumes will be available day one for US$34.99 on PC and 20% off the SRP for PlayStation. PlayStation Plus members can get the bundle for the best value at 30% off. Volumes 1, 2 and 3 will be sold separately as they become available for an SRP of US$14.99 on all platforms.
A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into getting Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma to this launch. The developer, Redacted Studios, has been dreaming of launching this game, the way you are going to play it and experience it over the course of several volumes. It is a hip-hop opera that folds in a tragic family story with action packed samurai action and a soundtrack from some amazing indie hip-hop artists. We can’t wait for the fans to get to experience the next phase in Afro Samurai action.
– Steve Escalante, GM of Versus Evil
The team also released a debut music trailer today, entitled ‘Deadly Identities’ from indie hip hop artist Visualeyez who along with indie artists Nay Steez and TK created the original soundtrack for the first volume of the game.
Continuing the tradition of indie artists working together, Versus Evil also announced contest for up and coming hip hop artists to create their own original Afro Samurai inspired music track. All submitted tracks which will be considered and the winners track will be included in the official soundtrack for Volume 3. Full details of the contest and submission instructions can be found on the official website.