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Afro Samurai
Box artwork for Afro Samurai.
Developer(s) Namco Bandai Games
Publisher(s)
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Action
System(s) PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s)
ESRB: ESRB M.png Mature
BBFC: BBFC 18.png 18
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Afro Samurai is a video game for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, based on the manga and anime series of the same name. It was announced in the February 2008 issue of play magazine and released on January 27, 2009. The game was developed by Namco Bandai Games and is the first game published under their western label, Surge.

Having previously scored the anime soundtrack, The RZA returns as music producer for the game. All of the main characters are voiced by the same actors as in the anime: Samuel L. Jackson as Afro & Ninja Ninja, Ron Perlman as Justice, Kelly Hu as Okiku, and John DiMaggio as Brother 2. The game features a cel-shaded animation style. Though it is a hack and slash game, the "fighting is a bit more strategic" and the player will be able to block and use combos. The enemies will respond by rolling, ducking and hopping over the player's blade and occasionally using body orifices to catch the weapons.

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