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Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked Heads to Retail

Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked, a videogame based on the popular series that airs on the Cartoon Network has shipped to stores, only for the PlayStation 2.

"With Samurai Champloo, we have created an inimitable fighting experience that lets players execute their preferred combo moves depending on the background tracks that they choose," said Yoshi Niki, business unit director from Namco Bandai. "By staying true to creator Shinichiro Watanabe's vision, we have crafted a game that truly integrates the code of the samurai and hip-hop culture."

The game is set up as a "lost episode" and lets you play as one of three characters - Mugen, a reckless samurai with break-dancing fighting style, calculated Jin who abides by the decorum of Bushido, and a mysterious new character exclusive to the video game. Stranded in the northern land of Ezo (current day Hokkaido) in search of the samurai who smells of sunflowers, the player must face foreign mercenaries, master swordsmen, diabolical assassins, mythical beasts, and gangster monkeys.

We recently posted a detailed preview with hands-on impressions of the game, and since we love you so much, we're linking to it right here.

4/13/2006 Aaron Thomas

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