Artist depicts fighters from new Samurai Shodown as Under Night In-Birth sprites

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • April 11, 2019 at 4:22 a.m. PDT

The Samurai Shodown series is usually thought of as a game that features character models in the form of animated sprites, but made the jump to 3D models over the years. The newest entry in the series returns to 3D characters, and this time around the gang looks better than ever.

But what if Samurai Shodown's characters went back to sprites and were also dropped into Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st]? Twitter artist countgate imagined just that and brought some of the upcoming Samurai Shodown's characters to life UNIEL style.

Featured in this awesome artwork gallery we have recurring series fighters such as Nakoruru, Galford, Charlotte, and Shiki. We also have two newcomers from the upcoming title, Darli Dagger and Wu-Ruixiang, included in this batch.

Countgate is currently taking a break from creating these sprites, but we might see more in the future. Here's hoping we see characters like Earthquake, Tam Tam, and Genjuro down the road!

Until then, though, you can admire these UNIST-style sprites by clicking the images below. You'll also be able to play the new Samurai Shodown on June 27 when it comes to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

For more of Countgate's excellent work, be sure to check them out on Twitter.

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