Publisher Versus Evil comments on the removal
It’s not often that a game is so bad that the publisher acknowledges it, apologizes, pulls the title, and refunds everyone who purchased it. Such is the case with the dreadful Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma, which was meant to be the first part in an episodic release. Now that isn’t going to happen, obviously, because you can’t even buy episode one on the PlayStation Store or Steam.
In the case of Afro Samurai 2 they even took it a step further. Since refunds have been issued, the game has been completely removed from user libraries, similar to what happened to P.T. but for vastly different reasons. I guess you’ll need to keep it on your dashboard if you want to archive it in some kind of bad video game museum. Otherwise it’s like it never existed.
Here’s what Steve Escalante, general manager of publisher Versus Evil, said to CGMagazine about it:
“The game was a failure. We could not do, in good conscience, volume 2 and volume 3. So we’ve begun the process, it’s been a long process to figure it out because Sony has never really had to do this in this way, but we’re returning all the money. So across the board we’re putting out an apology saying ‘sorry about this.’”
Escalante added, “if you look at the reviews, it wasn’t that the game was broken or buggy, people just didn’t like it.” That’s certainly up for debate, as what I played of it was both buggy and bad.
Did anyone here purchase Afro Samurai 2 and get their refund?