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Afro Samurai

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games
Developer: Namco Bandai Games

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'Afro Samurai' (PS3/X360) to Get Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 6:27 p.m. PST

Afro Samurai is the cutting edge game that delivers a new kind of cinematic game experience, a living episode that offers addictive, immersive and compelling gameplay thatÂ’s literally dripping in style. Join Afro in his epic hunt for revenge to avenge the murder of his father by the current owner of the #1 Headband. Afro Samurai blends traditional Japanese culture, funky technology and hip hop to create a brutally fresh interactive experience. The hit, animated TV series now comes to life!

In Afro Samurai, follow Afro in his tale of revenge as he searches for his father’s murderer and the holder of the coveted number one headband. The game follows the plot of the original anime series with added material and background for fans and new comers alike.

He who possesses the #1 Headband, will rule the world! Afro Samurai is the cutting edge game that delivers a new kind of cinematic game experience, a living episode that offers addictive, immersive and compelling gameplay that’s literally dripping in style. Join Afro in his epic hunt for revenge to avenge the murder of his father by the current owner of the #1 Headband. Afro Samurai blends traditional Japanese culture, funky technology and hip hop to create a brutally fresh interactive experience. The hit, animated TV series now comes to life!

Blood is beautiful in this hip hop infused action adventure as Samuel L. Jackson reprises his role as Afro and Ninja Ninja, his wisecracking sidekick. A striking cross-hatch art style gives Afro Samurai a truly unique look and feel across beautifully animated open environments as he wages war against his adversaries to become number one. Using an innovative gameplay system, enemy A.I. is affected by the beat of the musical score supervised by The RZA of Wu-Tang Clan fame. These dynamic battles ensure stylized encounters throughout the game that affect the overall tone of gameplay. Slice and dismember opponents as Afro acrobatically leaps from one location to the next, interacting with anything and everything in the environment to help him on his journey.

Afro Samurai Achievements:

  1. A Secret History: Complete "The Daimo's Story" - (10)
  2. The Death of Innocence: Complete "School Invasion" - (15)
  3. The Price for Vengeance: Complete "Sword Master's Story" - (20)
  4. Love Lost: Complete "Okiku's Story" - (25)
  5. The Path to Godhood: Complete "The Lowdown East Pass" - (30)
  6. And so it begins: Complete "Prelude" - (5)
  7. Copy-Cat Killer: Complete "The Doppelganger" - (35)
  8. The Past Laid to Rest: Complete "Kuma's Story" - (40)
  9. All That Stood Are Gone: Complete "The Empty Seven's Story" - (45)
  10. Revenge Served?: Complete "Justice's Story" - (50)
  11. Completionist: Complete the game on both difficulties - (200)
  12. Closer to God: Slice an enemy using a Vertical Attack with a bonus - (5)
  13. This Little Piggy: Slice off fingers and toes at the same time - (10)
  14. Give Me a Hand: Slice off an enemy's hand - (10)
  15. Two Birds One Sword: Slice 2 enemies at once - (5)
  16. Three-way: Slice 3 enemies at once - (5)
  17. Four to the Floor: Slice 4 enemies at once - (10)
  18. The Child Without a Name: Collect 5 mementos in "The Daimo's Story" - (5)
  19. Afro Samurai: Collect 5 mementos in "School Invasion" - (5)
  20. The Demon of Vengeance: Collect 5 mementos in "Okiku's Story" - (5)
  21. The Number Two: Collect 5 mementos in "The Lowdown East Pass" - (5)
  22. The Death Bringer: Collect 5 mementos in "The Doppelganger" - (5)
  23. Widow Maker: Collect 5 mementos in "Kuma's Story" - (5)
  24. The Samurai Ghost: Collect 5 mementos in "The Empty Seven's Story" - (5)
  25. The Number One: Unlock all skills - (100)
  26. Hundred Head Hunter: Slice off 100 heads with a bonus - (20)
  27. Head to Toe: Slice 50 enemies using a Vertical Attack with a bonus - (25)
  28. Meijin: Achieve 100 kills - (5)
  29. Kengo: Achieve 1000 kills - (20)
  30. Kensei: Achieve 2000 kills - (50)
  31. Made Hand Ronin: Complete a Ronin Straight Flush - (5)
  32. No Limit Ninjas: Complete a Ninja Straight Flush - (10)
  33. Kunoichi Suicide Queens: Complete a Kunoichi Straight Flush - (10)
  34. Gutshot Android Straight: Complete an Android Straight Flush - (15)
  35. Off Suit Samurai: Complete a Samurai Straight Flush - (25)
  36. Hip Hop: Slice off an enemy's foot - (10)
  37. Slow Your Roll: Slice an enemy during their attack - (5)
  38. You Are Glue: Kill an enemy with a sliced bullet - (10)
  39. I Am Rubber: Kill an enemy with a reflected bullet - (10)
  40. Mash Medley: Achieve a 20 hit combo - (5)
  41. Rhythm Section: Achieve a total of 3000 combos - (20)
  42. Let It Flow: Spill 2000 gallons of blood - (15)
  43. Bushi: Unlock 40 skills - (30)
  44. Ashigaru: Unlock 10 skills - (10)
  45. Hatamoto: Unlock 25 skills - (20)
  46. F*!# Gravity: Slice an enemy in the air - (5)
  47. Hats Off to You: Slice off a head with a bonus - (5)
  48. Torso From Tail: Slice 50 bellies - (15)

Features :

  • Unparalleled Star Power – Samuel L. Jackson stars as the voice of Afro Samurai and Ninja Ninja along with a musical score by RZA of Wu-Tang Clan fame and Chuy Gomez, famous DJ and hip hop music expert
  • Dynamic Character Movement – Afro interacts with anything and everything in the environment in beautifully animated open world environments
  • A Tale of Revenge – Afro Samurai follows the exploits of the original series and includes new material and background for fans of the series and newcomers alike
  • Blood is Beautiful – A striking art style, shading and texturing that give Afro Samurai a truly unique look and feel
  • Style and Rhythm – Innovative gameplay system where the music affects the enemy AI and the tone of the gameplay
  • “Elegant Violence” – A balanced experience between stylistic combat and acrobatic platforming with the ability to dynamically slice and dismember enemies with ease The Batt le To Become #1 Begins!

Afro Samurai, rated “M” for mature, is scheduled for release in North America on January 27, 2009 and will fight its way into Europe in 2009.


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