Afro Samurai 2 publisher Versus Evil has pulled the game from both the PSN and Steam stores and branded the game "a failure."
During a frank conversation with CGMagazine, who first noticed the game's absence from the PSN Store, Versus Evil's general manager, Steve Escalante, explained the team has scrapped plans to make a sequel and is currently working with Sony to refund customers.
"The game was a failure. We could not do, in good conscience, volume 2 and volume 3. So we’ve begun the [refunding] process," said Escalante.
"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."
While it might seem like a drastic solution, Escalante believes removing the game necessary in order to avoid making matters worse.
"We’re Versus Evil; a company perspective, from a partnership perspective and now we have to do it from a consumer perspective,” added Escalante, "so we pulled it down, because we didn’t want to exacerbate it anymore and then we’re refunding the money."
We've reached to Versus Evil for further comment and will update the story when we hear back.