Adult Swim Games revealed this afternoon that they are working on a brand new Samurai Jack game alongside Japanese developer Soleil Ltd.
Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time looks to share the zany and expressive hack-and-slash gameplay style of games like the oft-overlooked Afro Samurai game from 2009. Adult Swim Games seems to have carefully translated the iconic style of the 90’s cartoon into a 3D space. Eagle-eyed fans will also notice that the game seems to cover all eras of Jack’s imprisonment in the future, as he can be seen wielding the machine gun with which he was seen using for a very brief period in the show’s fifth and final season.
This news comes relatively out of the blue, if you don’t count Adult Swim Games‘ vague Twitter announcement a few hours ago. Soleil Ltd. is most recently known for their work on Naruto: Shinobi Strikers, as well as the recently released Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes. Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is set to release in Summer of 2020 on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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