Samurai Spirits fighting game revealed by SNK

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • September 10, 2018 at 4:16 a.m. PDT

"Samurai Spirits" has been announced by SNK. This appears to be a sequel or spiritual successor to Samurai Shodown. This also could be a reboot of the series.

The countdown timer on SNK's website has expired. As expected, this is a fighting game as most of SNK's intellectual properties exist within this genre.

Fighters are now rendered as 3-dimensional models rather than sprites. We can clearly see that this game is using the Unreal Engine in the Samurai Spirits website and at the beginning of the trailer.

Samurai Shodown was originally released in 1993. Since then, the series has had many sequels and spin-offs. In Japan, the series was always known as "Samurai Spirits."

Characters spotted include Haohmaru, Jubei, Galford, Nakoruru, and Earthquake. It's worth noting that this game does not appear to be afraid of showing uncensored blood.

This game is slated for a 2019 release. The game's setting will apparently take place in 1787, the 7th year of the Tenmei era.

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As of right now, we do not know which consoles this game will appear on, though it's safe to assume that the PlayStation 4 is one of the systems as this trailer was revealed at the PlayStation Lineup Tour.

At the very end of the trailer, the words "stay tuned for more" were shown. We'll have to wait for more information.

Sources: SNK YouTube channel, Famitsu.

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