SNK and Athlon Games announced that their upcoming fighter, Samurai Shodown, will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 25, and Nintendo Switch and PC in Q4 of 2019.
Additionally, fans who pre-order the game, both digitally and physically, will have the option to receive the Season Pass for the game for free until June 30. This is a guaranteed six months of updates which adds an additional four new characters to the roster.
“We’re extremely excited to finally confirm that June 25th will see the much-anticipated return of Samurai Shodown – one of the founding figures of the fighting genre,” said Koichi Toyama, Company President at SNK. “As a thank you to the fans who have stuck with us during the long wait between the franchise installments, we’re pleased to offer the first 6 months of DLC completely free of charge to anyone who buys the game and redeems the game’s season pass within the first week of release, which will include four new fighters.”
Samurai Shodown is presented as a sequel to the original 1993 Samurai Shodown. The game features a Story Mode that allows players to experience the journey as any of the characters. The game will also include a Training Mode, Online Play, and the all-new Dojo Mode.
Dojo Mode is a feature where the game’s AI will learn your playstyle as you level up skills and characters in offline battle modes. The game then creates a “ghost” replica of your character which you can fight in the new mode. This will hopefully show them any weaknesses in their play style.
“Dojo Mode has been a franchise aspiration for the team for some time now and an evolution to the fighting genre that we’re very proud of,” said SNK Lead Producer, Yasuyuki Oda. “Not only will it give players the opportunity to play against the ghosts of some of the best Samurai Shodown players in the world, but playing against your own ghost will prove an amazing tool to learn more about your own playstyle.”
You can check out the brand new gameplay trailer below:
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