Samurai Shodown unveils full roster, including the final two original characters, launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One June 27th, details on season pass emerge

By on April 5, 2019 at 6:44 am
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Prepare for your SamSho launch roster and additional details!

Last night, SNK held a stream showcasing new information for the upcoming fighter, Samurai Shodown, along with releasing a trailer featuring the entire cast of the game. While the trailer itself is brief, it definitely gets the message across, Samurai Shodown‘s roster is killer, in terms of presentation and technique. The trailer also unveils the final two original characters included in the game. Wu-Ruixiang and Yashamaru Kurama break new ground, with the recently announced Darli Dagger also being seen in action.

Samurai Shodown received its first release date, confirming the title will release on June 27 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with just enough time before players duke it out at Evo 2019 on August 2. The game will find its way to arcades this summer and on Nintendo Switch and PC later on this winter. There are multiple versions of the title being released, including a special collector’s edition, with various discounts depending on how the game is purchased.

Details about the game’s season pass were also revealed, which includes four additional characters and two skins for Haohmaru and Nakoruru based on their Samurai Shodown 64 appearances. One other classic appearance has been revealed so far, Genjuro Kibagami also has a classic skin which is given to those who purchase the game through Amazon Japan.

SNK brought additional focus to the company’s renewed esports program with the SNK World Championship which will feature Samurai Shodown and The King of Fighters XIV. Those who achieve victory will be granted additional support and potential sponsorship.

If you are pressed for time and just want to see who made the cut, check out these screenshots of Samurai Shodown‘s launch roster below!

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Sources: Samurai Shodown; SNK StoreThe Fighters Generation Editor-in-Chief. Austyn James Roney began his gaming journey with Super Smash Bros. on the N64 but learned the ways of the fighting game genre with Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Loves all fighters, regardless of dimension or playstyle.