We're long overdue a solid Samurai Jackvideo game. It's too early to say if Samurai Jack: Battle Through Timewill be the series' shining star – bearded Jack is a good start! – but I'm at least listening. Another promising sign: the hack-and-slash game's script is being penned by head writer Darrick Bachman.
Samurai Jack: Battle Through Timeis in production at Soleil Ltd., the Tokyo-based studio behind Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker. The developer also contributed to Travis Strikes Again and Devil's Third.
The game "ties into the epic series finale," and it has allies like The Scotsman and Sir Rothchild (the lovable canine archeologist), but it's described as "an untold Samurai Jackadventure." The short gameplay clip in the announcement trailer shows a few weapons and enemies – nothing fancy.
We'll learn more about the project at PAX East, direct from Bachman and series creator Genndy Tartakovsky. If you're curious, the Adult Swim Games panel starts at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 28.
Battle Through Timeis launching this summer on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. At the risk of being presumptuous, I wonder what sort of price point this game will hit. $60? $40?
I'll always treasure Samurai Jackas being the animated show that befuddled my grandfather more than anything else in the early 2000s. I watched weirder things, and dumber things, but Samurai Jackwas the one TV show that left him speechless on a conceptual level. He truly didn't know whatto make of it.