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Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked Heads to Retail

Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked, a videogame based on the popular series that
airs on the Cartoon Network has shipped to stores, only for the PlayStation 2.

"With Samurai Champloo, we have created an inimitable fighting experience
that lets players execute their preferred combo moves depending on the
background tracks that they choose," said Yoshi Niki, business unit director
from Namco Bandai. "By staying true to creator Shinichiro Watanabe's vision, we
have crafted a game that truly integrates the code of the samurai and hip-hop

The game is set up as a "lost episode" and lets you play as one of three
characters – Mugen, a reckless samurai with break-dancing fighting style,
calculated Jin who abides by the decorum of Bushido, and a mysterious new
character exclusive to the video game. Stranded in the northern land of Ezo
(current day Hokkaido) in search of the samurai who smells of sunflowers, the
player must face foreign mercenaries, master swordsmen, diabolical assassins,
mythical beasts, and gangster monkeys.

We recently posted a detailed preview with hands-on impressions of the game,
and since we love you so much, we're linking to it right here.

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