The Samurai is Back
Adult Swim Games and Soleil Games team up for a new video game adventure featuring one of Cartoon Network’s most well-known characters in Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time”.
The five-season award-winning animated series will return to the video game world after a long 16-year absence from the pixelated scene with Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku (2004). Set within the show’s narrative and before the finale that aired over a decade before taking a break, you’ll hack-and-slash as the titular hero through dimensions and time, embarking on an epic quest to defeat the evil Aku, the series’ primary antagonist.
The game will maintain its integrity by having the series head writer, Darrick Bachman, in charge of writing the script for the game’s narrative. Soleil Games – a Japanese studio made up of former Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden developers – has conceived and developed early footage in a teaser trailer of their development, which sees the original art style from the TV series being blended in with modern 3D models of Samurai Jack, his enemies, and the environments.
The trailer, which was revealed on IGN’s website, shows that you’ll be able to wield an array of distinctive weapons and fight various enemies as you journey on your quest through space and time, even with character changes to Jack as you travel through dimensions. Not much has been discussed just yet about what the game’s campaign will focus on and other features that might come with it, but series creator Genndy Tartakovsky and Bachman are set to reveal more about this new adventure at PAX East.
Their Twitter account tweeted the announcement along with the IGN reveal:
— Samurai Jack (@SamuraiJackGame) February 25, 2020
“All things come to an end, even the future,” the Samurai says as the teaser closes with the release of the game coming this summer of 2020. Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time will be made available for the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.