Afro Samurai 2 Removed From Stores, Games Canceled, Refunds Issued
"The game was a failure."
Action game Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of the Kuma is being pulled from sale in online stores, including the PlayStation Store, Xbox Marketplace, and Steam. In an interview with CGMagazine, developer Versus Evil explained that the game was "a failure," and that the studio has cancelled volume 2 and volume 3, and is issuing refunds to players who purchased the game.
"We could not do, in good conscience, volume 2 and volume 3. So we’ve begun the process, it’s been a long process to figure it out because Sony has never really had to do this in this way, but we’re returning all the money. So across the board we’re putting out an apology saying 'sorry about this,'" Versus Evil general manager Steve Escalante told CGMagazine.
Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of the Kuma was released as Volume 1 in September for the PlayStation 4 and PC, with the Xbox One release following in October. Two additional chapters were planned to be released later down the road, with their own unique stories, combat systems, and characters. The game's music was produced by RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan.
Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of the Kuma was heavily criticized in GameSpot's review. The game was panned for its poorly written script, abrupt transitions, dumbed-down boss fights, and poor framerate, amongst other things.
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