Samurai II: Vengeance by Union for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Samurai II: Vengeance
By Michelle Haag on 23 Oct 2011 06:46 pm EDT

Wield the sharp edge of a katana in Samurai II: Vengeance. You are on a quest to hunt down the demon lord Orochi. Across a ravaged countryside, atop a flying fortress, even to the legendary Isle of the Dead, you must stop at nothing to claim your honor and exact vengeance on the forces of evil that plague feudal Japan.

Union has just released this game for the BlackBerry PlayBook, and it is a real treat. Visually, the graphics are great and very fitting for a game set in Japan. Comic book style cut scenes give you back story and plot for the game, and the color and sounds will transport you right inside, immersing you in the game. The controls are easy to master, and you will be slicing through opponents in no time. Save up points to upgrade your health, unlock new skills, and upgrade attack combos.

Samurai II: Vengeance plays really well on the BlackBerry PlayBook, and the only issue I have encountered is the game crashes when trying to enter the dojo. Hopefully that will be fixed in a future update. Also, be aware that if you are running the beta 2.0 OS on your PlayBook, the game is not supported. You can grab this awesome game for $4.99 in App World at the link below, and check out more screenshots after the break.

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Samurai II: Vengeance by Union for the BlackBerry PlayBook


awe man i thought i was first but guess not... lol must have posted while i was typing. how did you get OS2 or is it available already?

The OS2 build that Michelle is referring to is the one for developers that was released during DevCon. Regular BlackBerry users have been downloading it and using it to update their PlayBook's OS, but it doesn't support everything. So to answer your question, technically OS2 is not available for consumers yet.

this game is sick. lots of fun to play...pretty aggressively violent. and mine hasnt crashed at the dojo yet, no problems so far

I bought this on my iPhone (loved it) and my iPad (loved it) back when I was an apple freak. I love this game. Downloaded it last night and it's the most enjoyable yet to be honest. The 7" screen is just the perfect size between the two aforementioned. I stayed up all night playing it until the final boss and KO'd both in-game and out. I will so be back tonight!

To UK potential buyers - I hate to say it but as good as this game is, it's probably not worth £4.99... I really really hope BB sort out the conversion rates soon... because I dunno how long I can keep paying through the nose for games, albeit some VERY good games... but pricey :/ - on that subject, does anyone have any news on the future of Appworld price alignment?!

Blackberry Bold 9900 & Playbook 16gb \m/(///^)\m/

It's actually a 3$ USD difference. The fact is they pay their PlayBook 100-150$ USD more than in the US and Canada, then pay a premium on their apps. I can understand a higher price on the hardware, there might be duties and higher fees to market the product, but a higher price on apps, I don't. Hopefully, I live in Canada so this doesn't apply to BlackBerry here.

This game looks brilliant . Can't wait to try it out tonight.

I must agree also, sort out the damn price conversion RIMM. Your killing us here.

supply and demand is a bitch :p... i bought modern combat at $7 and i thought it was worth every penny. This one is a steal at $5.

Sounds awesome... Kinda. Gunna hold off until, you know, it doesn't crash at something so obvious lol. Way to beta test Union, top notch developers right there. "There, done coding... Hope it works, better sell it and find out"

I haven't loaded up the Dojo yet... but I played through the game in one go, switching between apps, crackberry music and video and all sorts... and I didn't experience one crash. I do a full reset after every install though... but I'm sure the reviewer did the same... maybe just Dojo... I shall try...

Blackberry Bold 9900 & Playbook 16gb \m/(///^)\m/

Well the impression I got from the review is the dojo isn't some out of the norm area of the game. That coulda easily been missed by proper beta testing. I mean, yeah, bugs happen but testing shoulda caught the obvious and easily find-able ones. Anyways, I'll hold off. Woulda bought it so I didn't forget about it once 2.0 was supported, but for now I'll take my chances and see if I remember later

Yep, I did reboot, and it's just the dojo section that doesn't work. I'm assuming that is a training area, but I'm not sure since I haven't gotten in there yet, lol. The rest of the game plays fine for me though, so not sure why it's crashing on just that part.

Thank you for posting that though Michelle, I'da been a little ticked if I'da coughed up cash based on your review and run into such an obvious bug heh. ;p ... Which I wouldn't have run into it, since I'm running os 2.0.. But still, I appriciate it.

i bought every HD games from gameloft and EA and now from UNION, i can say that playbook OS is now the best platform for HD games, and playbook as the best device for games.

Hi @enzo07i,

Alex from RIM here. Samurai II: Vengeance doesn’t just rock – it rocks AND rolls! It’s just one of the many great games that developers are bringing to the PlayBook. With the general release of the Native SDK for the BlackBerry Tablet OS and beta availability of the Scoreloop NDK, expect to see more awesome games coming soon.

When you can, stop by our Inside BlackBerry Developer’s Blog and check out a video highlighting some other cool gaming experiences for the PlayBook:

Alex, RIM Social Media Team

Amazing game, no crashes for me, i restarted playbook after installing the game and haven't had any issues.
Dojo works fine, can't put the game down cuz it's so much fun.

Also made a restart after installing here! First start of the game, i wanted open the Dojo, but had no control panel, just white squares at these positions. Just closed the game and started it again, played 2 levels and then was going back to the Dojo - no more problem, everything works fine now. Only mistake left: my skills! :-D

Wow! This game looks SOOOOO good on my Playbook. I just got it and first thing I tried was the Dojo and it crashed the game. That kinda sucks, but I'm sure an update will be out shortly to fix that. Other than that, it runs SUPER SMOOTH!!!! Great for just wasting a bit of time or for getting into for a longer period of time.

Although I am not affected by this, I too would be a little concerned/pissed"angry about prices in AppWorld in the UK. Money is money, and sure $4.99 CAD is almost the same, if not the same, as $4.99 USD but $4.99 USD is NOT the same as £4.99 . Come on RIM. Come. On.

mine crashes out while playing the game while trying to get to stage 3 (watergate) and goes back to the home screen. :'(

I rebooted PB and I can get to the level now.