Toss some apples and slice up some foes with Ukyo Tachibana in his flashy new Samurai Shodown introduction trailer

Fruit... Samurai?

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • April 25, 2019 at 2:18 p.m. PDT

We're still just over two months away from the rebooted Samurai Shodown's inevitable release, and SNK appears content to slowly let new gameplay trailers trickle out every week until that time comes.

The folks over at Shoryuken got their hands on an exclusive new character introduction trailer for Ukyo Tachibana showing off his quick and fiery actions better than ever before.

Ukyo made his first appearance in the original Samurai Shodown as Haohmaru's rival with expertise in iaijutsu and Shinmuso Itto-ryu fighting style for a mix of quick-draw slashes and fire-covered spins that are looking quite stylish in the new engine.

Many of his moves appear to be quite fast to punish his foes before their blades can ever reach Tachibana though he also seems to have some great range and anti-airs at his disposal.

The tuberculosis-stricken fighter seems to have a propensity to toss apples in the air and cut down whomever stands before him before it hits the ground. It's a move so cool that the ladies try to chase him down after winning.

Samurai Shodown is set for release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 27 with Nintendo Switch and PC releases coming later in 2019. You can check out Ukyo's trailer below along with the previous videos showing off Darli Dagger and Nakoruru.

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