Bandai has announced that Samurai Champloo will be coming soon to the PlayStation 2. Based on the television series running on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, Samurai Champloo the video game is a samurai hack-and-slash game. With "Tate" and "Trance" fighting modes inspired from the style of the series, the game promises a unique combination of music and swordplay. It 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 urban 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."