Action-packed iPhone and iPad slash-'em-up Samurai II: Vengeance is on sale from Monday 20th to Wednesday 22nd December.

The universal app features revamped virtual stick and buttons that set it apart from the underwhelming original, earning it a coveted Pocket Gamer Silver Award.

With its fluid combo attacks, a gradual learning-curve, and some smart visuals, Samurai II has been lauded for its gameplay, despite a slight lack of variety and some decidedly linear levels.

Samurai II: Vengeance is available now on iTunes for 59p / 99c, down from £1.79 / $2.99.