Samurai Jack is Back With a New Game, Penned By One of the Show's Writers

Samurai Jack is Back With a New Game, Penned By One of the Show's Writers

Gotta get back, back to the past.

For the first time in a long time, Samurai Jack will be playable in a video game once again. A new game called Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is coming this summer for consoles and PC.

According to an IGN first look, Battle Through Time will be developed by Soleil, which is comprised of former Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive developers. The team has worked on games like Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker and Travis Strikes Again, so it's no stranger to stylish action and animation.

Judging from the trailer, it looks like the game will take place throughout Jack's journey in time, after being thrown back to the past by the evil warlord Aku. You can spot both the traditional Samurai Jack, as well as his bearded and gritty look from the series' 2017 revival.

According to IGN, the script will be written by series head writer Darrick Bachman, and it seems to retain a very stylized look similar to Genndy Tartakovsky's, though in a more three-dimensional space. That sort of sharp, angular, and painted look has worked well for games like Drinkbox's Severed in the past, so it's nice to see this new game is keeping it.

Considering we haven't really seen a fully fledged Samurai Jack game since 2004's Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku, I'm excited to see what a new game could do with the ideas from season five. More info will be revealed at a panel at PAX East, but really, I'm just always down to brawl with Aku.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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