Extreme Gamer writes: "Namco Bandai has launched a new publishing label Surge, and the first game to be released under Surge is the anime inspired Afro Samurai. Afro Samurai is an artistic blending of cell animation, hack n' slash gaming and hip-hop music all melded into an entertaining gaming package. Like the show Afro Samurai has its own unique style that makes it an instant classic to watch. The developers did a great job porting over the look and feel to the game which is half the battle when dealing with an animated series moving over to a video game. Graphics have come a long ways and Afro looks great on both systems."