Release Date for Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma Revealed
Independent game developer Redacted Studios in partnership with indie publisher 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 computer entertainment system 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 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 by music producer and rapper RZA of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. A PC and a limited-exclusive console PlayStation®4 bundle of all three volumes will be available day one for $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 $14.99 on all platforms.
“A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into getting Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma to this launch,” said Steve Escalante, GM of Versus Evil. “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.”
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.
Visualeyez was first discovered by Redacted Studios founder and Lead Producer David Robinson working as a checkout clerk in a store. On hearing his mix tape, Dave approached him about creating an original soundtrack for Afro Samurai 2 under the guidance of RZA who has been music director on the franchise since the original animated series and video game.
Continuing this 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 here: http://www.afrosamuraigame.com/contest .
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