Game developer Versus Evil revealed in a blog post on Thursday that the upcoming title Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Huma Volume 1 will be released first on PlayStation 4 before other consoles later this month.
Set for September 22 on the PS4, the game will be released as a special trilogy bundle that includes all three titles of the franchise at 20 percent off. PlayStation Plus members will be able to get the max savings, with the bundle going for 30 percent off its retail price.
However, it's important to remember that only Volume 1 will be released on Sept. 22, so gamers will have to wait to play the sequels when they launch later.
Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Huma Volume 1 follows the story of the character Afro Samurai, who was the star of a Japanese manga created by Takashi Okazaki.
In the manga, the father of the young samurai is murdered over a headband that supposedly gives whoever wears it super powers, and the boy witnesses the deadly encounter. Afro Samurai then grows up with the goal of avenging his father's death.
The manga went on to become an animated TV series that aired on Spike TV, as well as a video game. Now, indie developer studio Redacted has obtained the rights to the bring the story back to life again, and Volume 1 picks up right where the previous video game left off. This time around, gamers will follow Kuma, the character who was defeated by Afro in the first game.
Kuma is a dangerous killer who has the head of a teddy bear that was actually Afro's friend from childhood. In this title, Kuma wakes up from the fight and must regain his strength to get revenge for what Afro did to him and those he loved. Of course, this means the game is action-packed and loaded with combat.
Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Huma Volume 1 also features artwork from Okazaki and features scenes from the manga.
Each volume in the game's trilogy will feature its own story arch associated from another character's point of view.
The music in the game is just as important as the characters and storyline. Check out the look of Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Huma Volume 1 in the music video released by indie artists Visual Eyez, who has been mentored by Wu-Tang Clan's RZA (who serves as the franchise's music director).