Versus Evil Announces Two New Games ‘Kyn’ and the ‘Afro Samurai’ Sequel

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Sunday, July 6, 2014

Versus Evil, the indie publisher who put out The Banner Saga, has announced several new titles. They will be publishing a new Afro Samurai game developed by Redacted Studios for next gen consoles and PC, as well as viking strategy RPG Kyn from Tangrin. In addition to that, Versus Evil will launch Habitat on Steam Early Access this Tuesday, July 8th, and port The Banner Saga to mobile devices before the summer is over.

The Afro Samurai game is a bit surprising, as the previous attempt at bringing the manga/anime franchise to the video game world was met with mixed reception. It’s unclear if anyone from the Namco Bandai developed title is part of the team at Redacted working on it, but the second paragraph of the press release mentions “sequel” so it’s possible. There aren’t a whole lot of details out about this one just yet, but it’s something that I’m interested in.

(Austin, TX) June 25th, 2014 — Indie publisher, Versus Evil, is proud to announce they have added two new titles to their lineup: Kyn and a game based on the Afro Samurai animated series. The team also announced plans to launch Habitat on Steam’s Early Access program on July 8th and that The Banner Saga will be launching on mobile devices this summer. Finally, a vastly improved Dragons and Titans was also on display at their inaugural press event, showcasing the latest game updates, the newly released Act 4 story driven adventure mode, and the latest weapon and dragon releases.

The Afro Samurai sequel is in development at Redacted Studios for next gen consoles and PC. This upcoming third person action adventure includes an original storyline, new playable characters, and improved special moves and combos which firmly establishes the franchise as the undisputed leader in dynamic dismemberment.

Kyn, a witty Viking inspired role-playing, strategy game featuring team based combat, exploration, and deep crafting systems is set in an original and unique fantasy world where magic and the environment work hand in hand to overcome all obstacles. Kyn is in development for PC, Mac and Linux by Tangrin, an independent video game studio based in the Netherlands.

“Working with independent studios is truly rewarding and we couldn’t be happier to add Redacted Studios and Tangrin to a growing list of top indie studios,” said Steve Escalante, general manager of Versus Evil. “Afro Samurai and Kyn are two excellent and promising titles that we are privileged to be publishing. The talent present within these studios is simply amazing and we are really excited to work with them to bring these games to the market.”

More details about the Afro Samurai game will be released over the coming months. To learn more about Kyn please visit: http://www.kyngame.com

Versus Evil, in partnership with indie developer 4gency, also announced today that Habitat, will be coming to Steam’s early access program on July 8th, 2014. Gamers will be able to play a very early build of the game that will showcase just a small portion of the full feature set of this exciting new strategic space survival game. The early access build will be for PC, Mac and Linux.

Finally, Versus Evil and Stoic also officially announced that their critically acclaimed tactical RPG The Banner Saga will be coming to mobile platforms this summer. More details will be revealed soon.

To learn more about Habitat please visit: http://jointhe509th.com/

To learn more about The Banner Saga please visit: http://stoicstudio.com

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