Samurai Shodown adds Honor of Kings' Gongsun Li as free DLC character on August 5

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • July 29, 2020 at 9:24 p.m. PDT | Comments: 58

SNK recently announced that Samurai Shodown would be receiving a free DLC character soon. The new fighter was set to be a guest contender and crossover with popular mobile game Honor of Kings.

The company has now revealed that Gongsun Li is being added to Samurai Shodown, free of charge, on August 5.

This collaboration with Tencent Games sees the bunny-eared fighter enter the fray. Gongsun Li fights with a parasol in hand, making large, sweeping attacks that produce fire in front of her.

In the trailer, we see that Gongsun Li also appears to have a teleport in her arsenal. This special move can be used to teleport on top of the opponent, and from there she can strike down with a fast diving attack.

A marksman-type character in Honor of Kings, Gongsun Li fights for the Yao Tian faction. There, she also carries her parasol and fights from a distance using projectiles.

Gongsun Li follows Samurai Shodown's first guest character, Warden from For Honor. Warden rounded out the second season of the game's content, and with Gongsun Li joining as a free character it isn't quite clear yet if Samurai Shodown will be seeing a Season 3.

A number of fighting game developers will be joining together this Friday, July 31, for a special roundtable discussion and broadcast that aims to show upcoming content for their current titles. SNK will be a part of this stream, so it is likely that we will see more of Gongsun Li in a couple of days.

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