SNK has recently announced that Samurai Shodown will be releasing for Xbox Series X|S on March 16, 2021. The new version will feature three new playable characters, a smarter AI, and 120 fps support on Series X.
Also known as Samurai Spirits, SNK introduced the franchise in 1993, and ever since, it has been one of the biggest fighting games in Japan, with SNK developing multiples iterations over the past two decades.
The new version of the game takes players into the 18th-century, during Japan’s Sakoku Period, the story of the game is based on real-life figures in Japanese history, however, the narrative is presented in an approachable and cartoonish way. Players will be experiencing the events that follow the original game while also preceding those happening at Samurai Showdown V.
The three new fighters introduced are Wu-Ruixiang, Darli Dagger, and Yashamaru Kurama. Main characters from older games, like Hanzo Hattori, Haōmaru, Nakoruru, Earthquake, Tam Tam, Shiki, Genjuro Kibagami Jubei Yagyu, Ukyo Tachibana, and Kyoshiro Senryo, are also confirmed.
Check the announcement trailer down below:
- OverKill Moves: The most iconic addition to this entry in the series is the inclusion of character-specific “Overkill Moves”, which can be used to finish off an opponent with style. This version features the uncensored graphics and effects from the original MVS version.
- Over 28 unique playable characters: The game features a robust cast of 28 characters, including previous boss characters in the series such as Gaoh, Amakusa, Mizuki, and Zakuro. Plenty of fan favorites in the series see their return as well!
- Art Gallery and Custom Menu BGM: A variety of art and illustrations can be unlocked by fulfilling specific conditions in-game. Also, you can select your favorite SAMURAI SHODOWN V SPECIAL tracks as the menu music.
- Online Multiplayer Mode: Cross swords with players from around the world! Check out the Leaderboard to see who’s at the very top.
Samurai Showdown is developed using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4, the game features up to 10 players in multiplayer mode, a Japanese and English dub.