The 2nd quarter release date was apparently not the only thing revealed for Samurai Shodown at SNK’s IPO press conference. As part of the event, a build of the game was shown to select journalists by SNK. During the presentation, it seems that Charlotte Christine de Colde was one of the characters shown, or at least confirmed by SNK. The French fencer was not shown in-game in Samurai Shodown‘s announce trailer. However, she did appear as part of a key visual included in said trailer.
In addition to this, during the presentation, SNK stated that they were aiming for an 18+ rating (ESRB M rating, or CERO 18+) for the game due to effects like the blood splattering and dismemberment.
Sadly, SNK did not allow any footage to be taken of the presentation, so we’ll have to wait until we actually get to see Charlotte in action. Samurai Shodown is set to arrive sometime in 2019.