SNK and Athlon Games released a new character trailer for their upcoming fighter, Samurai Shodown, coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 25, and Nintendo Switch and PC in Q4 of 2019.
The characters introduced are Haohmaru, the game’s protagonist who is a wandering swordsman with no loyalties to any lord. He also enjoys fighting against strong opponents and does everything he can to defeat anyone who stands in his way using his legendary sword Fugudoku.
Also revealed this week is Genjuro, Haohmaru’s rival. He usually hangs around the red-light districts and gambles, but he shouldn’t be taken as a lazy fighter. Genjuro will cut down anything in his path with his sword so people would be better off avoiding contact with him.
It was also revealed that players who purchase the game early will receive the Season Pass content for free, which adds four new characters over six months along with other bonuses.
Samurai Shodown will reboot the 2D fighting game series by presenting it with a new 3D graphical look. However, the developer promises that it will retain the classic fantasy Samurai manga look of the series.
Samurai Shodown is set in the late 18th century after the events of Samurai Showdown V and prior to the events of the original game. As of right now, the game will see the return of 13 classic characters, including Haohmaru, Earthquake, and Galford, along with three brand new characters to the series. The game also has planned DLC characters for after launch.
You can watch the new trailers below:
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