New Samurai Jack game arrives this August
Samurai Jack’s final season aired in 2017, but the time-traveling samurai is back for a new adventure in Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time. The new game, which puts players in Samurai Jack’s shoes as he embarks on a new adventure against an old foe (Aku, who else?), will be available to play on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One beginning Aug. 21.
Battle Through Time will tie into the series finale, teaming Samurai Jack up with old allies like The Scotsman, Scaramouche, and Sir Rothchild as he travels to places — and times — introduced throughout the series. Players will be able to equip Jack with over a dozen different weapons, as well as unlocking various skills to help defeat Aku’s forces.
The game brings Genndy Tartakovsky’s iconic 2D art style into the world of 3D, and brings back Phil LaMarr as the voice of Jack, as well as Greg Baldwin (who replaced the late Mako during the show’s final season) as the voice of Aku. Additionally, the game was written by the original show’s head writer Darrick Bachman, so if you find yourself missing the animated series, the new game may help scratch that itch.