Samurai Jack is back with Battle Through Time on Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC this summer.
Having benefited from a recent Adult Swim revival, Samurai Jack’s story will continue in Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time, an original fantasy story set in multiple periods of time.
While the original series aired on Cartoon Network from 2001 to 2004, the action-adventure animation grew up with its audience on the Adult Swim Toonami block with a 2017 five-episode special. Though the Samruai Jack fifth season seemed to conclude Jack’s story, the struggle of good versus evil continues in Battle Through Time.
It’s not over yet. Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is coming Summer 2020.
— [adult swim] (@adultswim) February 26, 2020
Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku was the last video game in the series, which released in 2004 for the Nintendo GameCube and Sony PlayStation 2. Over 15 years later, the power of the samurai has found its way back into players’ hands as they fight the good fight against antagonist Aku and his evil minions.
Often dark and gritty, Samurai always stood out as a more mature television series than other Cartoon Network Toonami airings, such as the Pokémon anime and the Dragon Ball shows. The Samurai Jack television series found itself at home when Warner Bros. Entertainment’s nighttime Adult Swim block took over the once-defunct anime-focused Toonami programming.
Master of Darkness Aku has been meddling with time ever since the series pilot, which pitted Jack’s magic samurai sword against Aku’s ultimate evil. This dystopian fantasy series follows Jack’s struggle to go back to his proper time after Aku tosses Jack into the darkness-ridden future.
Harkening tones from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Samurai has gone on to win eight Primetime Emmys and six Annie Awards. The Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time release date hits all four modern gaming consoles in Summer 2020.