On the heels of Redacted Studios launching its manga-inspired sequel, Afro Samurai 2: Revenge Of Kuma, the developer has unveiled a gleefully violent new trailer for the game that charts the vengeful journey of our titular, rap-loving protagonist.
As a pure, unbridled hack-and-slash experience, there’s been a lot of interest in Revenge of Kuma prior to release, and Tuesday marked the debut of the title’s maiden volume. Adopting an episodic release schedule, Kuma’s ultra-violent journey will be told across three chapters, with the much-loved ‘Afro Sound’ forming the beating heart that keeps the story churning along at a brisk clip.
It’s this music that serves as part of Afro Samurai 2‘s innate charm, and the studio’s Lead Designer, President and Founder David Robinson spoke about its core musical set-up.
“What I appreciate about [Afro Samurai 2] is that it’s good music, good rap music, good storytelling. It takes it back to the basics of hip-hop…The music helps tell the story.” He added “…we have the rap which comes and tells the story of the scene you’re actually playing—and that’s what makes it a phenomenal integration of sight and sound. It’s literally a hip-hop opera. You’re listening to the rap because it’s telling you what’s going on in the story that you are playing.”
To commemorate the sequel’s hotly-anticipated release, GameZone.com is also running a competition for Afro Samurai 2: Revenge Of Kuma, with a PlayStation 4 signed by Big Sean acting as the main prize. Be quick, though, for the contest itself closes on Wednesday, September 30.
Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma Volume 1 is available to download on PlayStation 4 from Tuesday, September 22. Entries to the GameZone contest, on the other hand, will close on September 30. For more information on the latter, check out the official page.