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Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time

Samurai Jack is finally getting a new video game, as it was announced that Battle Through Time is coming to multiple platforms, including Switch. At PAX East 2020, series creator Genndy Tartakovsky and head writer Darrick Bachman were on hand to talk about the new project.

During the fan Q&A, the two were asked why the direction was ultimately decided to be 3D rather than 2D. Tartakovsky started off by stating the following:

It took awhile, but a new Samurai Jack game is finally on the way. There was a somewhat forgettable GBA title based on the TV series back in 2003, followed by a poorly-received GameCube title in 2004. Now that Samurai Jack is back in video game form, series creator Genndy Tartakovsky wants to do things right.

Tartakovsky referred to that GameCube release – titled Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku – during at panel at PAX East 2020. He said it “was done very economically” and “very quickly” before noting that “it wasn’t the love you always want for one of your babies.”

As for Battle Through Time, Tartakovsky sounds much more encouraged. He shared the following about taking another shot at a Samurai Jack-based game:

New footage of Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time has emerged thanks to a behind the scenes video, which debuted at PAX East 2020. We have it below.

Note that the audio isn’t perfect due to how it was presented, but can still be heard.

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Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time, a new game based on the television show, was announced earlier this week. Adult Swim Games followed that right up with a panel at PAX East 2020 that featured series creator Genndy Tartakovsky and head writer Darrick Bachman.

New information from that panel was revealed, including details on the game’s story. We’ve rounded up the various tidbits below.

We have another update on the just-announced Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time. More information about the game has come to light along with first screenshots.

Here’s an official overview:

Adult Swim Games and Soleil have announced Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time, a new game based on the Cartoon Network show. It will launch this summer on Switch and other platforms.

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is a 3D hack-and-slash game where players control Jack as he travels through different timelines towards his final showdown with Aku. We have the debut trailer below.