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Samurai Shodown

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Fighting
Publisher: Athlon Games
Developer: SNK
Release Date: June 25, 2019

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'Samurai Shodown' (ALL) Reveals More Season Pass 3 Details - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2021 @ 2:47 p.m. PST

Samurai Shodown reboots the classic 2D fighting game with new 3D graphics that retain the classic fantasy Samurai manga look of the series, while also bringing the series up-to-date with the latest cutting edge graphical standards.

Once again set in the late 18th century, after the events of Samurai Shodown V and prior to the events of the original game, Samurai Shodown will see the return of thirteen classic characters, including Haohmaru, Earthquake and Galford, who will be joined by three brand new characters to the series.

Developed in-house at SNK by the same team that brought us King of Fighters XIV, Samurai Shodown features a host of modes, such as Story, Practice, Online Battle and multiple offline battle modes. The new game will also debut an innovative new asynchronous online mode called “Dojo” that uses deep machine learning to create a CPU-avatar that learns from players’ actions during offline modes and creates a Ghost AI character. Players will be able to upload their Ghost to the leaderboards and also download Ghost data from other players. Players can take on Ghosts in 1v1 battle, or take on the Ironman Challenge and attempt to take down up to 100 ghosts in one go.


Samurai Shodown Season Pass 3, which will be available from March 16th, adding the first of four DLC characters.

Cham Cham is the younger sister of a powerful warrior residing in a village in Green Hell, a lush forest located in South America. Together with her monkey pal Paku Paku, Cham Cham often leaves the comfort of her village to go out and explore—oftentimes getting herself into dangerous predicaments.

This time, however, she leaves on a mission to find her big brother. Her moves are hard to read due to her reckless and bold nature, so be prepared to suffer the consequences if she’s had enough playing around.

The fourth spot in the Samurai Shodown Season Pass 3 roster will go to a fighter from the critically acclaimed fighting game series Guilty Gear . The 2D fighting game series was created by Arc System Works Co., Ltd. in 1998. The series is praised by fans for its interesting and unique characters, speedy and stylish action elements, and fascinating world steeped in outlandish SF fantasy. More information about the collaboration will be released later.

In addition to the new DLC character, the Samurai Shodown Season Pass 3 will also be accompanied by a free balance update, which also includes the new Guard Crash mechanic, on March 16th.

Key Features:

  • Exhilarating Weapons-Based Combat – Samurai Shodown carries on the legacy of the tense battles the series is known for, where players are always one strike away from death, and one powerful attack away from victory.
  • Evolving the Presentation – Using the power of Unreal Engine 4, SNK is able to modernize the unique atmosphere and setting of past titles in a gorgeously artistic package that achieves a detail and graphical quality like never before.
  • Unique Cast of Returning and New Warriors – Samurai Shodown welcomes back iconic characters from past iterations, including the swordsman Haohmaru, his rivals Ukyo and Genjuro, the shrine maiden Nakoruru, and fan-favorite Galford. The starting roster will include a total of 16 characters - 13 veterans and three newcomers to the franchise.
  • All New Gameplay – Carrying on some of the key fighting mechanics that made the series popular, such as the Rage Gauge, Rage Explosion, Sword Clash and more, Samurai Shodown will also include several new techniques, including a powerful, one-time use attack from each character called the Super Special Move.
  • Revolutionary New AI System – Titled Dojo Mode, SNK has developed a proprietary AI system that learns from player patterns and creates a specific Ghost clone from that data. With this system, players can fight against their own Ghost or take on the Ghosts of top players in mock battles.

Currently available for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC (Epic Games Store), Samurai Shodown will be coming to Xbox Series X/S March 16, 2021


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