Samurai Shodown's Nakoruru deflects oncoming attacks and flies high in bloody new character trailer

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • April 10, 2019 at 11:01 a.m. PDT

SNK has released a new Samurai Shodown trailer for series mainstay, Nakoruru. The showcase gives us another look at what the hawk-wielding fighter can do in the latest installment.

In addition to Nakoruru gameplay, we also see what appears to be a handful of new stages.

"Young, fast, and deadly Nakoruru can take to the skies or even reflect attacks from her enemies," the official Samurai Shodown Twitter account says about her. Based on what we see in this new trailer, Nakoruru certainly fits that description.

Several of Nakoruru's moves see her leap up into the air for big strikes, with others incorporating her hawk as she hangs onto its feet for momentary flight.

We see that Nakoruru has the ability to reflect projectiles back at her opponent using her cloak, but another technique is shown that seems similar, but more peculiar. At one point, Charlotte tries to stab at Nakoruru with her sword, but Nakoruru catches it with her palms, tosses the blade away, then fires back with a powerful palm strike that sends Charlotte flying.

Samurai Shodown is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 27th. A Nintendo Switch version and one for PC will follow later this year.

There's quite a bit of blood in this trailer, which might be considered NSFW.

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