Draw your blade and prepare to embrace death with Samurai Shodown’s launch trailer

By on June 26, 2019 at 7:02 am
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It’s finally time to Embrace Death!

After over a decade, the wait is finally over, and the time to finally embrace death has arrived, as SNK’s latest edition of Samurai Shodown is now available!

Featuring a launch cast of 16 characters, including series vets Haohmaru, Kyoshiro Senryo, Earthquake, Tam Tam, Hanzo Hatorri, Galford, Yagyu Jubei, Nakoruru, Ukyo Tachibana, Genjuro Kibagami, Shiki, Yoshitora, and Charlotte. Along with newcomers Darli Dagger, Yashamaru Kurama, and Wu-Ruixiang, the title serves as a reboot of the classic footsies-based, bloody, weapon-based 2D combat the series is known for.

On top of your standard Story, Versus, Online, Time Trial, Survival, and Gauntlet modes, the title also features the unique Dojo Mode, which allows players to battle against their own AI Ghosts that will mimic and learn from their patterns and habits, which they can then upload online to share with other players.

Additionally, a Season Pass has been announced, that will see Rimururu, Basara, Kazuki Kazama, and Wan-Fu join the roster between August and February, which can be obtained for free if players pick up the game before June 30th, so if you’re interested, act quickly. You can see the game’s launch trailer below, as well as its opening cinematic, which pays homage to the original title’s intro, below. The title will no doubt have some serious competition at Evo 2019.

Samurai Shodown is available now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with releases for Nintendo Switch, Steam PC and Google Stadia, set to come in the future.

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Source: Samurai Shodown

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