Namco Bandai Games Announces Release Date for Afro Samurai

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Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., announced today that high-style action will be unleashed on January 27, 2009 with Afro Samurai for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PS 3 computer entertainment system.  Based on the critically-acclaimed anime series starring and executive- produced by Samuel L. Jackson, Afro Samurai the game blends urban hip hop culture with traditional Japanese aesthetics to create a brutally fresh cinematic, interactive experience.

In Afro Samurai, follow Afro in his tale of revenge as he searches for his father’s murderer and the holder of the coveted number one headband.  The game follows the plot of the original anime series with added material and background for fans and new comers alike.

Blood is beautiful in this hip hop infused action adventure as Samuel L. Jackson reprises his role as Afro and Ninja Ninja, his wisecracking sidekick.  A striking cross-hatch art style gives Afro Samurai a truly unique look and feel across beautifully animated open environments as he wages war against his adversaries to become number one.  Using an innovative gameplay system, enemy A.I. is affected by the beat of the musical score supervised by The RZA of Wu-Tang Clan fame.  These dynamic battles ensure stylized encounters throughout the game that affect the overall tone of gameplay.   Slice and dismember opponents as Afro acrobatically leaps from one location to the next, interacting with anything and everything in the environment to help him on his journey.

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