Namco has announced today that GDH has granted Namco the exclusive rights to "Afro Samurai," the manga series created by Takashi Okazaki. The agreement gives Namco rights to publish two different "Afro Samurai" video games over the next five years.
“'Afro Samurai' is a visually striking and rich story.” said Jeff Lujan, business director at Namco Hometek Inc. “With its gritty and unique mix of hip-hop and samurai styling, 'Afro Samurai' is perfectly suited for video games. We are looking forward to working with GDH in bringing this exciting new property to life.”
Afro Samurai follows the story of one man’s journey of bloody hardship and pain. After witnessing the cold blooded murder of his father, Afro devotes himself to the path of revenge. He sheds no tears, knows no love and stops at nothing to achieve his goal. Forever chased by powerful enemies in a lawless technology-speckled dystopia, he evades bullets and blades to reach his final prey: a man who will not die…
No games have yet been announced, but obviously, something is in the works. We'll let you know when Namco gives the official word.