X360, PS3 Friday, April 18, 2008 | 7:42 PM

Images of Afro Samurai

Images of Afro Samurai

Namco has released some new images of Afro Samurai, which will be released this fall on Xbox 360 and Playstation. The game is based on the manga series with the same name, while a TV series was aired in both US and Japan last year.


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Commented on 2008-04-18 19:55:20
Haha, for a minute I thought this was a reference to that 'Afro ninja' vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEtIoGQxqQs
Commented on 2008-04-18 20:00:15
I think it looks cool. I just hope it isnt like the hundreds of Naruto-games coming out every year, with one mediocre fighting component and one mediocre adventure component. However, lets hope this game will be as fun to play as it look cool...

Ps, the main character is awesome^^
Commented on 2008-04-18 20:02:30
Loved the anime. They nailed the art style with this game, but I hope they'll improve the animation, it looks abysmal.
Commented on 2008-04-18 20:08:31
Yeah, the style does look cool...until you actually see the gameplay. However, it does have RZA still doing the music, and Samuel still doing the voice-work. So I can't pass it up :/
Commented on 2008-04-18 20:22:15
this looks hawt...though, i was wondering...are there any hard-core samurai games coming out on next gen???
Commented on 2008-04-18 20:27:55
Ninja Gaiden and Kendo on 360?

Anyways, I wish the enemy designs were more interesting for this game
Commented on 2008-04-18 21:15:40
If there's one thing current-gen consoles can do right, it's cell shading. Too bad so few games actually take advantage of this. I think the graphics on this and that Naruto game for the 360 looks fantastic compared to most other titles not using cell shading, but are still heavy on details.
Commented on 2008-04-18 21:53:12
Wow, the game actually looks good. I like the Valkyrie Chronicles artistic feel.
Commented on 2008-04-18 21:59:35
i'm impressed, i always wanted to play jimi hendrix as a samurai :)
Commented on 2008-04-18 22:12:17
Tried to watch the show, but it was boring. Blaxtaploitation style works are not quite my taste.
Commented on 2008-04-18 22:15:01
Crazy art-style. The blood looks awesome in certain screenshots. I love it. I'd like it more if the guy wasn't an Afro - better a real samurai - it's not racism there!! It's just that it'd complete the whole Japan-feel, you know.
Commented on 2008-04-18 23:04:26 In reply to prodygee
Posted by prodygee
Crazy art-style. The blood looks awesome in certain screenshots. I love it. I'd like it more if the guy wasn't an Afro - better a real samurai - it's not racism there!! It's just that it'd complete the whole Japan-feel, you know.
You need to watch the show.

Which btw rocks. So I hope this game does too. It'll be worth a try either way if Samuel L. Jackson and RZA are involved.
Commented on 2008-04-18 23:12:05
Haven't seen the anime (didn't even know there was one), but the style fo teh game looks pretty sweet. I'm officially curious about this title.
Commented on 2008-04-19 01:41:10
beautiful! love the art!
Commented on 2008-04-19 02:01:42 In reply to Jato
Posted by Jato
Haha, for a minute I thought this was a reference to that 'Afro ninja' vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEtIoGQxqQs
Made my night, even after balls of steels new episode xD
Commented on 2008-04-19 02:59:33
Art style looks kind of like Crackdown only a little more cartoony. Even though I've heard of and love the concept of the show, I haven't seen it but I mean come on, Sam Jackson + the RZA? What could go wrong there? Definitely plan on checking this one out.
Commented on 2008-04-19 03:07:59
They should get the gorillaz to do the sound work for this.
Commented on 2008-04-19 03:34:47
I'd rather re-watch Samurai Champloo than playing or watching this wannabe game/anime.
Commented on 2008-04-19 07:21:36 In reply to bramski
Posted by bramski
They should get the gorillaz to do the sound work for this.
no, they really shouldn't. They already have RZA, who also does the music for the anime, no need for them to downgrade.
Commented on 2008-04-19 07:25:08 In reply to Stac
Posted by Stac
I'd rather re-watch Samurai Champloo than playing or watching this wannabe game/anime.
you seriously have no idea do you? Afro Samurai is created by Takashi Okazaki from Japanese anime studio GONZO. The cost of each episode is estimated at one million dollars! This is far from a /wannabe anime, this is real deal with all bells and whistles!
Commented on 2008-04-19 10:06:41
Graphically it looks pretty good. Shame they couldn't release a sequel to the series at the same time the game is released, that way it would create a buzz.
Now I feel like this one had missed it's chance.
Commented on 2008-04-19 10:17:10
Looking nice on screens, want to see it in motion.
Commented on 2008-04-19 11:12:47
I think it looks cool in motion as well, check this gameplay trailer: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/32921.html

And Samuel L Jackson is doing the voice for the main character in both the anime and the game i think^^
Commented on 2008-04-19 12:20:27
Well the animations look crap, so does the gameplay. If they somehow manage to fix that I'd sure buy it.
Commented on 2008-04-19 12:24:47
I love the Anime graphical style!
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