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There have been a couple of Samurai Jack games in the past, but they weren’t received well. They also didn’t have the involvement from creator Genndy Tartakovsky.

For Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time, things went differently. Adult Swim Games approached Tartakovsky to have him on board this time around. However, in an interview with Syfy, he spoke about how he told the company he didn’t want anything to do with the project if they intended to “crap it out”. After Adult Swim eased his concerns, Tartakovsky joined the team, as did writer Darrick Bachman.

According to Tartakovsky:

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time ties into the TV show in a big way. It certainly helps that Genndy Tartakovsky and Darrick Bachman, the show’s creator and writer respectively, were on board during development. Interestingly, an alternate ending was recently been discovered Battle Through Time that offers a different take on what could have served as the series’ finale.

Spoilers proceed from here out regarding both the show and game. Keep that in mind before continuing on below.

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time makes its debut today, and we have a look at the Switch version in action. View some footage in the video below.

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is available now for Switch via the eShop.

Adult Swim Games and Soleil have shared a launch trailer for Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time, which joins the Switch eShop today. Watch it below.

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time

With a few days remaining until release, we have another look at Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time. In the videos below, you can get a closer look at some early skills and abilities that can be unlocked towards the beginning of the game as well as some advanced techniques.

Switch will be getting Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time on August 21.

Samurai Jack officially wrapped up in 2017, so it was a bit of a surprise when a brand new game based on the show was announced earlier this year. Adult Swim Games has teamed up with Japanese developer Soleil on a 3D action title that will have fans revisiting locations from the show, taking on familiar enemies, and more.

Ahead of next week’s release, we were able to speak with director Hiroaki Matsui from Soeil. We chatted about how the project happened and the studio’s involvement plus what it was like recreating the TV show. Switch was another topic of discussion as we wanted to get a better idea a to what players can expect from that version.

Here’s our full discussion:

In an interview with Nintendo Everything, director Hiroaki Matsui spoke about how long it’ll take players to finish the game and also shared details regarding difficulty modes.

Matsui estimates that it’ll take roughly ten hours to complete on the normal difficulty level, which is known as “Samurai”. But he also teased that players “won’t be able to unlock sufficient amount of collectable items and skills with that difficulty, so I want them to play the game more and more and challenge higher difficulty levels as well.” Higher difficulty modes are included under the names “Master Samurai” and “Master of Masters”, which “require guts to play with”.

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time

Adult Swim Games has published another behind the scenes video for Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time. We’re able to get a closer look at some of the prominent enemies you’ll encounter and hear from the voice actors. Check it out below.

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time launches for Switch on August 21. View other behind the scenes videos here.

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time Collector's Edition

Samurai Jack: Battle Through will have an initial release on the Switch eShop later this month. But for those who prefer physical copies, you might be interested in what Limited Run Games is cooking up.

Aside from a standard release, Samurai Jack: Battle Through will also have a collector’s edition. Copies include a physical copy of the game, Jack’s katana letter opener, statue, and more.

Pre-orders open on August 14 at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET, and then again at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET. It’ll be up on Limited Run Games’ website here.


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