2019 is proving to be a good year for the fighting genre. Mortal Kombat 11 is just around the corner and now we have confirmation that Samurai Shodown is also arriving in June this year.
The original Samurai Shodown games date back to the early 1990s. The franchise has grown significantly over the past decades with upwards of 10 iterations following the original title. The latest title, Samurai Shodown 2019 is a reboot of the original series in which the story will take place between the events of the original title, and Samurai Shodown V.
Samurai Shodown Release Date Announced For Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC
SNK, the team behind the development of the game, recently announced the release date for the game. Samurai Shodown will launch on Ps4 and Xbox One on 27th June this year. However, Samurai Shodown for Nintendo Switch and PC will launch the coming winter this year.
It seems like Switch and PC users will have to wait till the end of the year to play the game, however, if own either PS4 or Xbox One then you may want to get the game on one of those consoles if you want to play it sooner.
Moreover, SNK has also announced Samurai Shodown Season Pass DLC alongside a Deluxe version of the fighter.
Following is the new character trailer that was released yesterday.
According to SNK,
Once again set in the late 18th century, after the events of Samurai Shodown V and prior to the events of the original game, Samurai Shodown will see the return of thirteen classic characters, including Haohmaru, Earthquake and Galford, who will be joined by three brand new characters to the series. Additional characters will also be available via post-launch DLC.
Developed in-house at SNK by the same team that brought us King of Fighters XIV, Samurai Shodown features a host of modes, such as Story, Practice, Online Battle and multiple offline battle modes. The new game will also debut an innovative new asynchronous online mode called “Dojo” that uses deep machine learning to create a CPU-avatar that learns from players’ actions during offline modes and creates a Ghost AI character. Players will be able to upload their Ghost to the leaderboards and also download Ghost data from other players. Players can take on Ghosts in 1v1 battle, or take on the Ironman Challenge and attempt to take down up to 100 ghosts in one go.
Let me know in the comments if you are looking forward to game or not. Which console would be playing it on?