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Afro Samurai sequel announced for consoles and PC

The Banner Saga publisher Versus Evil revealed that it is publishing a follow-up to Namco Bandai's 2007 PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 action game Afro Samurai for next-gen consoles and PC platforms. Afro Samurai's sequel is developed by Redacted Studios, a developer founded by former Namco Bandai s...

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Namco Bandai posts $30m loss, Afro Samurai tries to help

Namco Bandai posted a ¥2.85 billion ($30 million) loss in its first fiscal quarter this year. That's compared to a ¥1 billion profit during the same quarter last year. Sales dropped to ¥75.73 billion ($799.7 million), down from ¥89.97 billion, a 15.8 percent decrease since last yea...

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Afro Samurai demo slices and dices the XBLM

A new Afro Samurai demo just ninjaed samuraied its way onto the Xbox Live Marketplace, bringing with it the potty-mouthed anime shenanigans the star vehicle is known for. Listed at 454MB, the demo comes packed with a brief video introduction (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson) and a relatively small sampl...

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Rumor: Namco takes Splatterhouse From BottleRocket [update]

Namco Bandai has reportedly swiped the hockey mask out from under Splatterhouse developer BottleRocket Entertainment, giving the nearly-finished project to the publisher's internal Afro Samurai team instead. Sources close to the company say that Namco officials reclaimed all dev kits and Splatterh...

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Joystiq visits: The Afro Samurai launch party in Los Angeles

Namco Bandai, er ... we mean Surge rented out the Geisha House in Hollywood last night in order to throw a party for the launch of Afro Samurai, and Joystiq tagged along to check things out. The best thing about the night? Plenty of stations to play the game on both PS3s and Xbox 360s. Sadly, the ...

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Video: Play body part poker with Afro Samurai

If you're anything like us, your enjoyment of anything Afro Samurai instantly begins with the mention of Samuel L. Jackson. Let's face it people, SLJ is all kinds of awesome and his voice work in Afro Samurai is top notch. Watch this slow motion in game footage which stars the vocal work of ...

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Shipping this week: Make your choice edition

This week on the Xbox 360, you have a choice. You can choose between either Afro Samurai or MLB Front Office Manager. That's it. Pick one. You're done. Then again, you could make the third choice. You could choose to buy nothing at all. That's probably the most zen thing to do. Of course, you coul...

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New games this week: Afro Samurai edition

Take note, game publishers: There are two ways to take the featured slot on our weekly release list. 1. Be a hotly anticipated game or 2. Have your top competition be MLB Front Office Manager. Yes, Afro Samurai may have taken the road less traveled, but it's hard to argue with the results. Also, ...

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Namco Bandai forms 'Surge' label, targets Western gamers

Namco Bandai has announced the formation of "Surge," a new studio and publishing label aimed at "providing cutting-edge, genre-defining games that are targeted at satiating the appetite of western gamers." Much like Square Enix's recent English-centric efforts, Namco hopes to tap into a wider market...

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Video: The Afro Samurai beatbox

Don't let the opening's falling teddy bears fools you, this latest Afro Samurai trailer is anything but cute or cuddly. It's more sharp, violent and musically beatbox'ified. Kinda a mix of Afro Samurai comic book art, thumping beats, bloody splatter, slow motion and big afro. Maybe watching ...

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