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Rumor: Samurai Shodown's Guilty Gear crossover and other remaining DLC character reportedly data-mined

That should be making a lot of people happy

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • March 16, 2021 at 12:53 p.m. PDT • Comments: 44

Samurai Shodown Season 3 officially kicked off today with the release of Cham Cham, but it seems as though we may now know everyone who's going to be joining the cast this year.

With the new Version 2.10 update for the game, data-miner Lean Buscaglia reportedly uncovered a new list of ID tags that seem to clearly indicate who the remaining two characters are. Major potential spoilers for Season Pass 3 ahead.

The alleged codenames ripped out of SamSho's files are the following: CHM, AMA, HBK, and BIK.

CHM looks to be an obvious reference to Cham Cham while HBK points to the next DLC fighter coming, The Last Blade's Hibiki Takane — but what of the other two?

If it hasn't clicked in your mind already, DLC character three will likely go to Amakusa for AMA, and the final seems to point to Guilty Gear's Baiken, which should make quite a few people happy.

Shiro Tokisada Amakusa was the original boss character for Samurai Shodown who became a recurring fighter in later entries in the series.

He fights using an orb he can imbue with magic and throw across the screen while also possessing the ability to levitate said orb, himself or even the opponent.

Since 2019's Samurai Shodown served as a reboot to the series, a new character in Shizuka was included as the final boss over Amakusa though fans have been asking for his return from the dead since before the new game launched.

Baiken as the Guilty Gear crossover choice that was expected by nearly anyone with knowledge of Arc System Works' flagship fighting game, but she certainly wasn't a lock before now.

The fact that she's a one-armed wandering samurai makes her a great fit for SamSho's aesthetics even though others had pointed to characters like Nagoriyuki, Axl and Johnny as possible candidates.

While Guilty Gear is generally a much faster and flashier fighting game than what we generally see in Samurai Shodown, we recently did a deep dive into why Baiken is a perfect fit to go back in time, which we recommend taking a look at as well.

We have not confirmed the existence of this code ourselves, but Lean has a pretty strong track record thus far, seeing as they were one of the ones to data-mine the Super Saiyan 4 vs. Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta Dramatic Finish in Dragon Ball FighterZ before it was officially revealed.

This information should still be taken with a big grain of salt, however, considering these are just codenames that don't necessarily need to match up with what they're for, and SNK hasn't made any official announcements themselves on the matter.

No release window has been given for the remaining Season 3 characters, but as it sits now, Baiken may end up in SNK's court before the new Guilty Gear considering she's not among Strive's base roster.

That likely won't remain the case for long though since she's the most-requested character for Guilty Gear Strive's DLC as well.

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