Samurai Jack Is Back and he is taking on the evil Aku in a new videogame, Battle Through Time.
For those of you that are of a certain age, the name Samurai Jack will still bring back nostalgic Saturday mornings or late-night post-party wind-down sessions. Either way, the iconic animated samurai is back and this time he’s battling through a video game adventure. Originally created for cartoon Network television back in the early 2000s by Genndy Tartakovsky, Samurai Jack took on that kind of cartoon cult status that meant he was always going to come back. This is the first Samurai Jack video game since The Shadow of Aku cast itself over PS2 and GameCube in 2004. Now, Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is coming to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in summer 2020.
Coming to gamers thanks to publisher Adult Swim Games and Japanese developer Soleil Games, this new adventure follows jack as players push him across multiple timelines to reach Aku. Players will hack and slash their way through hordes of timely minions and evildoers as they continue their quest to finally stop this nemesis. We can’t wait to find out more about the title when the Adult Swim panel kicks off at Pax East later this week.
This isn’t the only Cartoon Network title that is making something of a comeback and it seems like fitting timing. Last year we took a quick peek at Spongebob Squarepants: Battle For Bikini Bottom Rehydrated, a cult classic game that is getting a complete next-gen overhaul thanks to THQ Nordic. If you are a fan of Saturday morning cartoons or just have fond memories of living in a pineapple at the bottom of the sea then this year looks bright. You can check out more about Samurai Jack: Battle Through time during future Pax East coverage as it lands here at Gamespace.