If you were an avid fan of Cartoon Network in the early 2000s, chances are you loved Samurai Jack. The Genndy Tartakovsky-created series ran for four seasons and 52 episodes, from 2001 to 2004.  The story of a samurai prince transported into a strange future where he must fight the forces of evil instantly won over viewers both young and old back in the day. And after much fan demand, a final fifth season was produced in 2017, set 100 years after the previous one.

But as it turns out, that long-awaited final season was not the end of the road for Jack, as the brave warrior is getting a new video game called Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time (announced via IGN.) You can check out the very first trailer for the game down below:

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time was created by Adult Swim Games and developer Soleil Games, and will be coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch this summer. The game will take place in the era before Jack’s final battle with the evil deity Aku, the same monstrous being who sent Jack into alternate timelines throughout history in the original animated series. In this new game, Jack will have to fight his way through several alternate timelines, all in an effort to get to the wicked Aku and put an end to his reign of terror once and for all.


Adult Swim Games / Soleil Games

According to the official description, Battle Through Time will allow players to “team up with trusted allies from the show to face off against familiar enemies. Visit classic worlds and moments from your favorite episodes. Travel to a dark future to free mankind. Dive into the past to face off against terrifying monsters. Seek your fate as you travel across space and time. Equip and master over a dozen different weapons in combat. Increase your power even more by training and unlocking new skills to support your playstyle.”

Battle Through Time will use creators from the original animated series, as the script for the new game has been written by series head writer Darrick Bachman. So for those worried that the game would just cash in on the name of Samurai Jack but not involve any of the creative team from the show, it looks like you have nothing to worry about. More details about the project are set to be revealed by Bachman, along with Tartakovsky, at PAX East for Adult Swim Games’ panel on Friday, February 28.


Adult Swim Games / Soleil Games

The original Samurai Jack show was one of the highlights of a sort of Golden Age over at Cartoon Network. The early 2000s produced such memorable shows alongside Jack such as Justice League Unlimited, Teen Titans, Powerpuff Girls, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, and several more. This was also the era which launched Adult Swim, and Samurai Jack was one of the series which had great crossover appeal with both the kid demographic and the adult viewers. Could this signify more TV adventures? Only time will tell.

Featured Image:  Adult Swim Games / Soleil Games

Top Stories
More by Eric Diaz
Trending Topics