You may remember that Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma
was due to be released on October 9th. Of course, this date passed and there was no sign of the game. Everything was quiet from developer Redacted Studios and publisher Versus Evil. We waited patiently for news. Well, that news is not sounding positive.
Last week the game was removed from both Steam and the Playstation Store after being available for just seven weeks. CGMagazine
managed to speak with Steve Escalante, manager at Versus Evil, to find out why:The game was a failure. We could not do, in good conscience, volume 2 and volume 3. So we’ve begun the process, it’s been a long process to figure it out because Sony has never really had to do this in this way, but we’re returning all the money. So across the board we’re putting out an apology saying ‘sorry about this.’
We’re Versus Evil; a company perspective, from a partnership perspective and now we have to do it from a consumer perspective. So we pulled it down, because we didn’t want to exacerbate it anymore and then we’re refunding the money.
In a nutshell, the game is unlikely to be offered for sale ever again on those platforms. We also think that it is highly unlikely that the game will ever be released on Xbox One. It seems like Kuma won't get his revenge after all.