News Samurai Shodown - Character reveals

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Samurai Shodown will launch worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in June, followed by Switch in Q4 2019 and PC at a later date, publisher Athlon Games and developer SNK announced. It will feature Japanese voice-overs and support English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Pan-American Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese subtitle language options.

After more than a decade, Samurai Shodown is back! SNK is rebooting one of its most successful series, carrying on the legacy of past titles with a new game that retains the same thrilling battles of past titles in a graphically advanced package. Samurai Shodown’s gameplay is driven by the tense atmosphere of being one strike away from death, and the exhilaration of defeating an opponent with overwhelming power and attacks. Taking place between the events of the original game and Samurai Shodown V, the new game carries on the legacy of the one true weapon-based fighter.

Key Features
  • Exhilarating Weapons-Based CombatSamurai Shodown carries on the legacy of the tense battles the series is known for, where players are always one strike away from death, and one powerful attack away from victory.
  • Evolving the Presentation – Using the power of Unreal Engine 4, SNK is able to modernize the unique atmosphere and setting of past titles in a gorgeously artistic package that achieves a detail and graphical quality like never before.
  • Unique Cast of Returning and New WarriorsSamurai Shodown welcomes back iconic characters from past iterations, including the swordsman Haohmaru, his rivals Ukyo and Genjuro, the shrine maiden Nakoruru, and fan-favorite Galford. The starting roster will include a total of 16 characters—13 veterans and three newcomers to the franchise.
  • All New Gameplay – Carrying on some of the key fighting mechanics that made the series popular, such as the Rage Gauge, Rage Explosion, Sword Clash and more, Samurai Shodown will also include several new techniques, including a powerful, one-time use attack from each character called the Super Special Move.
  • Revolutionary New AI System – Titled Dojo Mode, SNK has developed a proprietary AI system that learns from player patterns and creates a specific Ghost clone from that data. With this system, players can fight against their own Ghost or take on the Ghosts of top players in mock battles.
 

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Can't wait, please be good. And soonish for PC. Sucks the trailer isn't in 60fps, looks so much nicer in the gameplay video cos of it.
 
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I guess the one character I am interested in playing is Genjuro, and maybe Galford and/or Hanzo.
Interested in seeing the 3 newcomers.

Another gameplay video with commentary for some insight on the gameplay.
 
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So late 2019 at the earliest? Works for me. I bought Guilty Gear Xrd with all the DLC and the season pass for Soulcalibur VI all in the same day. That's easily a year's supply in my world, so I'm kinda blown out on fighters for a while.
 
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So basically if you wanted to prepare for Evo using PC it's like "lol, fuck you, guys." Okay, sure, just don't be surprised at the sale numbers when it comes out in 2020 if you can't even give us a Q4 too.
 
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I am rather bummed at the late PC release, it is not gonna do this game much favours unless they discount it on release equal to the last discount the game had.
 
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Wow
That is a poor rendition of his victory animation where the women run after him.
 

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So basically if you wanted to prepare for Evo using PC it's like "lol, fuck you, guys." Okay, sure, just don't be surprised at the sale numbers when it comes out in 2020 if you can't even give us a Q4 too.
I'm sad that even then, PC release will be delayed.

Then again, looking at what's happening with the MK11 port, perhaps they should take their time.