Here's a clear look at the new Samurai Shodown's controller setup

No more blurry phone camera shots that you can't read!

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • April 26, 2019 at 6:06 a.m. PDT

SNK's upcoming weapons-based fighter, Samurai Shodown, is coming to consoles this June. We've seen numerous gameplay videos and trailers of the game in action, and while you've watched you probably sat there wondering, "but how do I play the darn thing?!"

Luckily, a layout for Samurai Shodown's controller set up has been released by the game's official Twitter page. This time, we have a clear look at what each button does and how to perform the various techniques the game has to offer.

"We keep seeing bad cellphone images of the controller card we put out at demos floating around the internet," the official Samurai Shodown Twitter page wrote. "This is what it looks like when not photographed with a cellphone. #EmbraceDeath"

As we can see from the diagram below, SamSho is a four-button fighter with the face buttons being mapped to heavy, medium, light, and kick attacks. The bumpers and triggers allow you to perform maneuvers like dodge and Rage Explosion.

On top of basic commands, the diagram also runs through key inputs you should know in-game, such as how to dash forward and back, how to drop and pick up your weapon, how to catch an opponent's weapon as they attack (you'll have to be unarmed), and more.

Samurai Shodown is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on June 27. PC and Nintendo Switch versions will follow this Winter.

Samurai Shodown's controller layout image #1
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