Game publisher Mastiff today announced Gungrave: Overdose for the PlayStation2. The game features the character design of anime artists Yasuhiro Nightow (Trigun) and Kosuke Fujishima (Sakura Wars) and a soundtrack composed by Tsuneo Imahori (Trigun, Hajime No Ippo). Gungrave: Overdose ships in early fall 2004.

Beyond-The-Grave, the undead-Mafioso turned almost good guy, is back to kick ass against the Corsione family and prevent them from using the Seed to gain control of the world. Joining Grave are two new unlockable characters: Juji Kabane, a blind, foul-mouthed, and perpetually angry swordsman who wears a shabby overcoat and carries a pair of gunblades, and Rocketbilly Redcadillac, a rock star who wears a red riding jacket and sports a slick ducktail.

Gungrave: Overdose will have a new feature, called Artistic Points, earned through elegant and effective destruction. Artistic Points unlock hidden moves and power-ups.

"Gungrave: Overdose blows up real good. It's over-the-top, non-stop action. I'm just worried someone is going to make us slap a 'Warning: Danger of Addiction' label on the box." says Bill Swartz, Head Woof at Mastiff. Seriously, that's what he said.

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