At a Sony event in Japan earlier today, the company’s lineup for Tokyo Game Show was revealed, which includes the long awaited return of Samurai Shodown, Samurai Spirits! Check out the reveal trailer below, followed by a press release from SNK:
A brand new title from SNK! A new SAMURAI SHODOWN is on the horizon!
Since its birth in 1993, the SAMURAI SHODOWN series has been known as the premier weapon based versus fighting games, and was essential in cultivating the weapon based fighting game genre. As the first new release in the series in more than 10 years, SAMURAI SHODOWN is aiming to yet again push boundaries and deliver some serious samurai action!
Developed using UNREAL® ENGINE 4 and utilizing a unique brushstroke graphical style to match the Japanese roots of the series, Haohmaru, Nakoruru, Galford and a whole cast of other popular characters will battle once again for victory! Stay tuned for more news about SAMURAI SHODOWN as we lead up to release in 2019!
Keep in mind that this series is known as Samurai Spirits in the East and Samurai Shodown in the West. This is the reason for the name discrepancies between the reveal trailer, which debuted in Japan, and the American press release.
Graphically looking like a combination of Street Fighter 4 and The King of Fighters XIV, the game looks very impressive. Most importantly for fans of the series though is the inclusion of blood and gore in the trailer, as well as the series’s trademark clashes.
Expect to hear more about the title at Tokyo Game Show, which is from September 19 to the 23. Samurai Shodown is slated to release sometime in 2019.
Kevin has been a fan of fighting games since he first walked up to a Marvel vs. Capcom cabinet at the tender age of 8 at the local arcade. (Kids ask your parents what an “arcade” is) He may not be very good, but that doesn’t stop him from enjoying them.