Samurai Champloo For PlayStation 2

Bandai Games Inc. today announced “Samurai Champloo” for the PlayStation 2. Based on the hit television series running on Cartoon Network’s wildly popular adult swim block, “Samurai Champloo” the video game introduces a innovative fighting system that unleashes samurai hack-and-slash combos hinged on the hip hop soundtrack of the gamers’ choosing. With inimitable “Tate” and “Trance” fighting modes inspired from the dazzling style of the series, this unique combination of music and swordplay is scheduled to ship early 2006.

Created by Shinichiro Watanabe, the director of the phenomenal ‘Cowboy Bebop’ and ‘Macross Plus,’ ‘Samurai Champloo’ the animated series is “an unlikely and irreverent union of 19th century Japan and ban hip hop,” said Yoshinobu Matsuo, co-producer at Bandai Games. “So we approached the combat action genre with Watanabe’s aesthetics in mind. The stylish grooves are so integral to the fighting, samurai swordplay will never be the same again.”