We are mere days away from the release of the sequel to Samurai: Way of the Warrior [$1.99] by Madfinger Games. We thought the original was great in our review, and was one of the most gory games to be released on the App Store when it first hit. The sequel, Samurai II: Vengeance will be available on Thursday of this week (or, more accurately, late Wednesday night) and we can't wait.

We got the details on all the cool things this sequel will have back in August, and basically Samurai II will be bigger, better, and look even more awesome than the original. Check out the trailer that was released not too long ago:

The art style of the Samurai games is great, and looks fantastic in motion. I can't wait to see this game running on the Retina Display of my iPhone 4. We'll take a closer look as soon as it is released.

  • http://twitter.com/silentrocco Rocco Menzel

    This game screams quality and is such a fantastic ride.
    One of the most beautiful apps you will find in the store.
    I can't wait.

    • GodSon

      Couldn't agree more. w00t!

  • http://twitter.com/appstoregamer Mike

    I can't wait to try out the new controls!

    • Adams Immersive

      I thought the original swipe controls were very well done and made me like a game I wouldn’t have otherwise given much attention to. Simple, effective, and no buttons needed on the screen. However, with the platform-and-hazard elements in the sequel, I can see how more traditional on-screen controls are called for.

      Anyway, a sequel where the game is truly different from the original is a fun change. And the art still looks great!

      • http://twitter.com/appstoregamer Mike

        I like the controls from the first one. So, please don't take my comment as negative. :)

  • Elgallardo_84

    What i like most about this game is that it´ll be only available for 3rd and 4th generation devices. which means its going to be one hell of game when it comes to graphics and antialiasing . no offence for the 2nd gen players , but just because of this i think this game will rock solid!!!

    • squarezero

      The game will support iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2nd Gen devices. It will just look a lot better on current gen hardware. Oh, and it's also Universal.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZSH34UP6R2TTHTDQ2UQIUCHGNU andrzej raczynski

    the swipe controls sucked on the first one, glad to see something more standard (at least as an option) for this one.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Robson/543560150 Michael Robson

      Exactly... basically randomly swiping is not a game... Can't wait for this

  • E_Domina

    the graphic quality is the best i've seen ever on an app. The anime style is great but i think the characters don't quite match with the environment. overall, it still looks great. someone needs to make a ninja game similar to this

  • Karlth

    Lovely, lovely graphics. :-)

  • Nate

    They still can't get better sounding samurai screams?

    • squarezero

      Once again they've failed to find sounds that please you personally. Next time make sure to send them a detailed brief documenting your preferences.

  • Tim

    Will there be a HD version for iPad?

  • http://twitter.com/MADFINGERGames MADFINGER Games

    Its universal app.. HD for everything.. ;)