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Shiro Tokisada Amakusa's gameplay trailer released for Samurai Shodown

Only one more to go

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • June 2, 2021 at 7:03 p.m. PDT • Comments: 23

When Samurai Shodown's reboot launched two years ago, I'm not sure how many people would have expected the game to receive this much support in terms of its three DLC seasons plus the bonus characters on top of that.

We may be nearing the end of that journey, however, with SNK finally revealing the gameplay trailer for the classic villain returning as the penultimate character of Season 3, Shiro Tokisada Amakusa.

Amakusa first appeared in the original SamSho in 1993 and was included in pretty much every mainline title released afterwards.

His popularity makes it fairly unsurprising he'd be returning from the grave again to do battle though it might not exactly mesh well with the reboot canon since this game takes place before the original's events.

As one could probably predict, Amakusa still battles using his magically-enhanced orb that he can send flying across the screen.

This of course makes him perfectly suited for playing the zoner game, especially with his Holy Spirit Slicer fireball (or whatever they're going to call it now), although he can immediately close the distance as well with his special command dash.

Overall, the original final boss of the series appears to keep pretty much everything from the previous entries with some moves receiving a speed boost to help make them more viable on top of some new options.

Only the Guilty Gear representative remains to be announced for SamSho as the final member of Season 3, which may very well mark the end of official support for the game with The King of Fighters 15 looming on the horizon.

Amakusa will be releasing on June 14th alongside a brand new Steam release for Samurai Shodown, which fans have been requesting since before the game initially launched. You can check out the fan-favorite villain's trailer below.

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