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Usagi Yojimbo: Way of the Ronin now available on iOS, coming soon to Android and PC

Usagi Yojimbo: Way of the Ronin, a 2D beat-'em-up based on Stan Sakai's renowned comic book series, launched yesterday on iOS for $1.99 and is coming soon to Android devices and Windows PC, book publisher Dark Horse Comics announced today. The hack-and-slash title was developed by HappyGiant Media and stars the titular rabbit ronin. Players control Usagi and his sword, Grasscutter, as he takes down all kinds of enemies through 13 levels of side-scrolling action. HappyGiant told Polygon in an interview during New York Comic Con 2012 that the design was inspired by Castle Crashers, the co-op beat-'em-up from indie studio The Behemoth. Way of the Ronin is the first Usagi Yojimbo video game since the 1988 Commodore 64 title Samurai Warrior: The Battles of Usagi Yojimbo. Check out Way of...

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Usagi Yojimbo comic book series gets an iOS adaptation

Usagi Yojimbo, the comic book series set in a Japanese Edo period run by anthropomorphic animals, is getting an iOS adaptation courtesy of Happy Giant Media. The series, centered around a rabbit samurai wandering Japan as a bodyguard-for-hire, is being given a classic beat-em-up side-scroller makeover in the style of the old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games. Happy Giant CEO Michael Levine told Polygon that his biggest inspiration for Usagi Yojimbo was The Behemoth's Castle Crashers. "We're working really closely with creator Stan Sakai," said Levine. "It's got a really epic story." Levine said the game will feature over 80 different enemy types and 15 unique bosses, a jam-packed set of numbers for an iOS game. Usagi will pick up companions along the way, fighting both solo or with...

Usagi Yojimbo: Way of the Ronin Releases
North America
  • iOS
    • Released 02/21/2013
    • Publisher Dark Horse Comics
    • Developer HappyGiant Media
  • Android
    • Publisher Dark Horse Comics
    • Developer HappyGiant Media
  • Windows
    • Publisher Dark Horse Comics
    • Developer HappyGiant Media
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