Is it just us or do Samurai Shodown's visuals keep getting better? Here are some new HD stills from this beautiful game

Dat Darli Dagger...

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • April 12, 2019 at 6 p.m. PDT

Many of us recall the plethora of memes that came about following SNK's initial presentation for King of Fighters 14 (the graphics were such that people were comparing it to those of the PlayStation 1 era) but it seems the fighting game specialists have learned their lesson in a big way given how beautiful the upcoming Samurai Shodown is looking.

Slated to release on June 27th of this year, we've been getting plenty of fresh looks at Sam Sho as new characters and content have been slowly but surely revealed. We've got a handful of new HD screenshots thanks to Fighters Generation, and things are looking better than ever.

Ukyo Tachibana, Hattori Hanzo, Genjuro Kibagami, Charlotte, and Yoshitora Tokugawa strike some action poses along with newcomers Darli Dagger, Wu-Ruixiang and Yashamaru Kurama in these nine stills.

The art direction of this game veers a bit away from the realism we've been seeing with Mortal Kombat 11, and instead takes us into a more fantastical vibrant land of adventure.

Especially during the altered background special move sequences, Samurai Shodown reminds us a bit of the artistic sequences of Street Fighter 4, specifically the intro video.

Give the gallery below a look through and let us know which characters are looking the best to you. Darli and Genjuro take the cake for us, though Yashamaru and Wu both get very honorable mentions.

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