The AMAZING looking sequel to MADFINGER Games’ hit title Samurai: Way of the Warrior will be arriving on the App Store this Thursday for both the iPhone and iPad. “While the original got rave reviews for its stylized manga graphics and quick, bloody gameplay, Samurai II delivers even more action and an intuitive new control scheme.

Improving upon a href=”” target=itunes_store>the original, Samurai II will run at 60 frames per second on the Retina display and addresses all of the issues reported by fans of the original title, improving the gameplay experience. “With a new virtual d-pad, dynamic camera, environmental puzzles, traps, and vicious new enemies, Samurai II is brand new experience for hack ‘n’ slash gamers on the go.

The Story

Samurai II sends Daisuke on a quest for revenge across the war-scorched countryside. From a seafaring village to a flying fortress to the legendary Isle of the Dead, the samurai will stop at nothing to hunt down his arch-enemy Orochi. Will he get his Vengeance?


(This is directly from the press release…)

  • Universal app – supports iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G, and iPad. The game is optimized to take advantage of each device’s strengths.
  • Intuitive virtual joystick ensures you’re slicing up baddies, not swiping the screen.
  • Dynamic camera finds the best perspective for each encounter, adding variety while keeping focused on the action.
  • Tense, quick and gory battle sequences!
    – Battle hordes of on-screen enemies wielding new weapons and sporting unique abilities.
    – Stay nimble and plan your attacks – roll out of harm’s way and eliminate ranged enemies like the Samurai Archer before they can strike.

  • Improved gameplay includes new features.
    – Solve environmental puzzles, avoid dangerous traps, and discover useful items.
    – The fight is on – not to worry, the combat never takes a back seat to platforming or fetch-quests.

  • RPG elements reward skilled players – upgrade the Samurai’s health, buy new attack combos and upgrade them to devastating levels.
  • Between levels, gorgeous anime-style comic panels tell the samurai’s tale with original hand-drawn artwork.
  • New survival mode pits the samurai against waves of enemies, giving hardcore players a score-attack mode to hone their skills. Two games in one!
  • Runs at 60 frames per second on iPhone 4G, iPod 4G and iPad.
  • Advanced AI system on par with console games. Goal Oriented Action Planning architecture is used in many PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 games.
  • Samurai II is developed on the Unity 3D 3.0 engine, the latest technology available on mobile devices.
  • Apple Game Center support, including Leaderboards and Achievements.
  • Original soundtrack – in classic samurai movie style, soft music builds with the heat of battle.

No information regarding pricing is available yet, but be sure to visit the App Store on Thursday. Check out the official trailer and stunning looking game play footage below.

Official Trailer

Gameplay Footage