Afro Samurai Latest News - Xbox 360

  • Publisher: Namco
  • Genre:Action, Fighting
  • Developer: Namco Bandai
  • Release Date:Jan 28, 2009
  • # of Players:1 player
  • ESRB:M - Mature (Blood and Gore,Drug Reference,Intense Violence,Partial Nudity,Sexual Themes,Strong Language)
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Game Description:Some games claim to be cutting edge. With a sword-wielding hero dripping in hip-hop style, this one really means it. In a saga based on the Afro Samurai TV series – and featuring the voice of Samuel L. Jackson -  "Afro" hunts for his father's killer. The game's striking art style is the perfect showcase for combat that's part slasher flick, part ballet. As a samurai, your kills may end up as elegant as they are ruthless. And the hip-hop style doesn't end with the soundtrack produced in collaboration with the Wu-Tang's RZA. RZA's beats seep into the game itself, with the music affecting enemy AI and altering the gameplay's tone.
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Afro Samurai News

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  • AIAS Game Deconstruction Group: 'Afro Samurai' - Development Challenges

    Games, like all media released in our world, rises or falls based on a plethora of reasons. Thankfully to make sense of it all, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences holds a Game Deconstruction Group which breaks down and critically analyzes different titles bringing to light many of these reasons. Moderated by AIAS President Joseph Olin...

    Posted May 22, 2009| 5 Comments

    AIAS Game Deconstruction Group: 'Afro Samurai' - Development Challenges
  • Exclusive 'Afro Samurai' Developer Walkthrough

    To go along with today's launch of Namco-Bandai's Afro Samurai, we've got an exclusive developer walkthrough to further aid in your decision. If you're still on the fence with this title, check out the direct-feed below, where we join Paul Guirao, Namco-Bandai Combat Lead, as he takes us through the stylistic Afro universe. Detailing: ...

    Posted January 27, 2009| 8 Comments

    Exclusive 'Afro Samurai' Developer Walkthrough
  • 'Afro Samurai' Game Footage Plays Body-part Poker

    Namco-Bandai releases 3 more gameplay videos of their hip-hop-infused, anime, third-person action title Afro Samurai. Get a load of Sam Jackson as he once again lends his voice to the videogame version of the popular manga/anime series. For more, hit the jump for the rest of the videos and latest details of the stylish samurai world. Afro...

    Posted January 26, 2009| 10 Comments

    'Afro Samurai' Game Footage Plays Body-part Poker
  • 'Afro Samurai' Gameplay Vids Blends Hip-Hop, Gameplay, and Plenty-O-Limbs

    Namco-Bandai and their newly-minted publishing company SURGE release 5 videos of their third-person fighter Afro Samurai. Voiced by the venerable Samuel L. Jackson, Afro Samurai features its signature blend of hip-hop grooves (this time out provided by RZA of Wu-Tang Clan fame), a stylish samurai manga flair and bloody gameplay that should work...

    Posted December 19, 2008| 11 Comments

    'Afro Samurai' Gameplay Vids Blends Hip-Hop, Gameplay, and Plenty-O-Limbs
  • Namco Bandai Has New Studio & Publishing Label

    Video game developer and publisher, Namco Bandai, has formed a new studio called SURGE. It's also going to be a publishing label. NB's press release says SURGE will target "the appetite of western gamers." Thus, their first new game, due out January 27, 2009 is called Afro Samurai. It's just what is sounds like, too--"blends...

    Posted December 5, 2008| 2 Comments

    Namco Bandai Has New Studio & Publishing Label
  • 'Afro Samurai' Opening Sequence

    Samuel L. Jackson drops the story of the ancient, sacred headbands in Afro Samurai for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Namco-Bandai looks to bring the popular manga/anime series to console gaming life January 27th. Afro Samurai Opening Sequence Watch Larger Version of this Video

    Posted November 26, 2008| 3 Comments

    'Afro Samurai' Opening Sequence
  • 'Afro Samurai' Preview

    Namco Bandai gives the latest cut on their upcoming action title based on the hit anime series, Afro Samurai. Rocking a unique art design and voice cast support from Samuel L. Jackson, the lovely Kelly Hu and more, this title's shaping up quite nicely--blood, gore and all. Namco Bandai said that you could virtually cut-up your foes anyway you...

    Posted September 22, 2008| 4 Comments

    'Afro Samurai' Preview
  • 'Afro Samurai' Preview

    Namco Bandai gives us the latest on their video game adaptation of the hit anime series, Afro Samurai. This guy's definitely a better character than Forest Whitaker's 1999 film, Ghost Dog. The amazing Samuel L. Jackson reprises his role in this video game translation, along with Kelly Hu and Ron Pearlman. Afro Samurai rocks a unique artstyle...

    Posted September 8, 2008| 3 Comments

    'Afro Samurai' Preview
  • 'Afro Samurai' Release Date Announced

    Namco-Bandai has announced the release date to their hack-n-slash Afro Samurai for the PS3, and Xbox 360. The game will be unleashed on January 27th, 2009. In the mean time, please feel free to honor us with your presence in the image gallery if you have not already done so. Click the image below for the Afro Samurai image gallery Read More?

    Posted July 28, 2008| 9 Comments

    'Afro Samurai' Release Date Announced
  • 'Afro Samurai' Game Coming to 360/PS3

    Now, I've never seen this Afro Samurai cartoon, but I'm assuming that it involves snakes and planes based on the fact that Samuel L. Jackson voices the main character. Here's a summary of the story for those of you like me: "Follow Afro Samurai as he fights to become the number one warrior, a title currently held by Justice, the man who...

    Posted April 17, 2008| 10 Comments

    'Afro Samurai' Game Coming to 360/PS3
  • Namco-Bandai Announces PS3, 360 Line-Up

    We already told you about the SoulCalibur release on Xbox Live, but here's the rest of Namco Bandai's schedule: SoulCalibur IV (PS3, X360) - July 29, 2008 Warhammer: Battle March (PC, X360) - September 2008 PowerUp Forever (PS3 PlayStation Network, X360 Xbox Live Arcade) - Summer 2008 Tales of Vesperia (X360) - 2008 Afro...

    Posted April 17, 2008| 3 Comments

    Namco-Bandai Announces PS3, 360 Line-Up
  • Afro Samurai Game Deconstruction Part 2 of 2

    Posted: May 22, 2009

    2,435 Views | 13:10 | 2 Comments

  • Afro Samurai Game Deconstruction Part 1 of 2

    Posted: May 22, 2009

    2,913 Views | 12:21

  • XXX-Play 2.20.09

    Posted: February 20, 2009

    25,108 Views | 02:24 | 1 Comment

  • Cheat: Afro Samurai Level 1 Mementos

    Posted: February 10, 2009

    4,226 Views | 02:14 | 1 Comment

  • Afro Samurai Preview

    Posted: February 4, 2009

    1,067 Views | 03:17


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