These extra dramatic kill sequences are pretty great; here's over 20 minutes of footage from the upcoming Samurai Shodown, courtesy of IGN

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • April 11, 2019 at 6:37 p.m. PDT

If you're like us, you're counting down the days until June 27th when the latest installment of the Samurai Shodown franchise will hit shelves. Pass the time a bit more rapidly with some great footage of the game in action thanks to IGN Japan.

They've captured and shared no less than 22 minutes of game play for us to enjoy, showing off the likes of Jubei, Nakoruru, Earthquake, Genjuro, Charlotte, and Haohmaru as they hack and slash away at each other.

We recently got our first big look at three upcoming DLC characters, and have to admire just how beautiful this title is looking. The character designs for Darli Dagger, Wu-Ruixiang, and Yashamaru Kurama are especially impressive.

We haven't yet gotten to see those three in action beyond their reveal trailer, but we are getting more and more of clear picture as to how Shodown will play in terms of pace, strategy, and the like.

While this game certainly doesn't begin to approach the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 in terms of over the top gore, (no one does) it surely does feature its fair share of violent death sequences.

Here's a quick snippet of Jubei defeating Haohmaru with a particularly brutal stab to the gut. Haohmaru then goes down in a blaze of bloody glory, but not before becoming an excessive fount of blood first. Be sure to click the sound on for the full effect.


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