Samurai Shodown stories

Who are the top five, the most overrated, and the most underrated characters here in Season 4 of Street Fighter 5?

Now that we've gotten a few major Capcom Pro Tour events under our belts and have seen a good majority of Street Fighter 5's characters in the hands of top level players, we're beginning to form more of an understanding of which will reign atop the mountain here in 2019.

Both Catalyst and I have spent a good while examining SF5's stronger fighters in an attempt to articulate our own respective top five orderings to share with you in this week's podcast.

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Samurai Shodown's Nakoruru deflects oncoming attacks and flies high in bloody new character trailer

SNK has released a new Samurai Shodown trailer for series mainstay, Nakoruru. The showcase gives us another look at what the hawk-wielding fighter can do in the latest installment.

In addition to Nakoruru gameplay, we also see what appears to be a handful of new stages.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate surpasses 1,000 entrants for EVO 2019 while Street Fighter 5, Samurai Shodown and UNIST rise up the ranks

EVO 2019 is shaping up to be perhaps on of the biggest years for the event in its history with nine titles appearing on the mainstage where the first of them has crossed into quadruple digits for entrants in just over a month after registration began.

Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar has released an updated EVO scoreboard after early bird registration concluded where it was revealed that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate now has over 1,000 players planning to be at attendance for the biggest tournament of the year while ranking shakeups have occurred in just a week since the last rankings.

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Additional character renders for Samurai Shodown's entire roster

Samurai Shodown will be launching on June 27, 2019 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game's entire launch roster of 16 characters has been revealed and we got to see the official renders for everyone.

SNK released another set of renders for the entire roster. This time, we get a background and name for each character — which is especially important for those that might not be familiar with previous Samurai Shodown titles.

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Here's all of the official character renders for Samurai Shodown including newcomers Darli Dagger, Wu-Ruixiang and Yashamaru Kurama

Samurai Shodown will be launching in just a few months on June 27 for players on PlayStation and Xbox marking SNK's first foray into a brand new game in the series since Sen in 2008.

The game will launch with 16 playable characters — 13 of them returning favorites and three newcomers who have already made a splash in the community — and now we can get our best look yet at each and every one of them.

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Samurai Shodown to feature 4-character Season Pass, retro costumes for early adopters, NeoGeo-styled Limited Edition and more

SNK held a special live stream recently to detail the three new characters in Samurai Shodown's roster, Darli Dagger, Wu-Ruixiang and Yashamaru Kurama, along with the fighting game's final release date of June 27 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The aforementioned stream also gave us more details as to what to expect for the title's future DLC as well as what other goodies lie in store for fans of the long-dormant series.

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Wu-Ruixiang and Yashamaru Kurama revealed for Samurai Shodown; release date set for June 27th, 2019

Two new characters as well as a release date have been revealed for SNK's upcoming Samurai Showdown. Both Wu-Ruixiang and Yashamaru Kurama were shown for the first time during today's live stream presentation.

The trailer (included below) showed off all of the game's current fighters as each struck a pose before the two newcomers followed in suit. After said trailer aired, we got a release date of June 27th, 2019.

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SNK to reveal the 2 other newcomers joining Darli Dagger in Samurai Shodown at 7 p.m. PDT; catch the live stream right here with us

PAX East this past weekend gave us a ton of new information regarding the brand new Samurai Shodown title, and it appears we will not need to wait much longer at all to learn the complete launch roster for SNK's long-awaited return to the franchise.

In the latest issue of Famitsu in Japan, Samurai Shodown was featured heavily including the silhouettes for the three newcomer fighters joining the game, one of which being the lady pirate Darli Dagger. SNK will actually be revealing the other two later tonight for those of us in the western hemisphere.

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The Las Vegas fighting game community is kicking off an all new content production venture as Team COS Las Vegas FGC is officially up and running

The local fighting game scene in Las Vegas is stepping up to a whole new level as they have launched the all new Team COS Las Vegas FGC.

Renato "DidomoKOF" Martins, Luis "Turbopascal" Vidal, Edmundo "EXFalcon" Carreon and Ramon "Romance" Navarrete are leading the charge as they conduct interviews, plays sets with, and organizes exhibitions between players within the Vegas scene as well as any renowned travelers that venture into the area.

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Two new Samurai Shodown character silhouettes shown in latest issue of Famitsu

It was back on March 30th at PAX East that SNK revealed the lovely Darli Dagger and two other unknowns as the latest newcomers to join the upcoming Samurai Shodown's roster, and now we've got what appear to be silhouettes of said unknowns.

This comes from the most recent issue of Famitsu via HDKirin, who shared six SamSho-related pages on his Twitter feed. One of these silhouettes appears almost certainly to be Miss Dagger, but the others are brand new.

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The real April EVO leaderboard has been released; Street Fighter 5 still sits in 3rd place while Mortal Kombat 11 and UNIST remain strong contenders

Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar and the crew behind EVO got in the April Fools' spirit by releasing a joke registration leaderboard that featured Street Fighter 5 in last place though now they've decided to be nice and show us the real thing.

The president of Evolution took to Twitter earlier this morning to reveal the true EVO 2019 rankings based on registration at the beginning of April where Super Smash Bros. Ultimate still sits on top while other titles like Soul Calibur 6 have dropped multiple spots.

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Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection announced for Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC including 6 classic games

SNK announced yesterday, March 30, that the brand new lady pirate Darli Dagger will be part of Samurai Shodown's launch roster when it releases in June this year, but they had another reveal pertaining to the older titles in the series.

At their PAX East panel, the longtime fighting game and arcade developer unveiled that the Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection will be coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC via Steam featuring six of the original titles to get you caught up to speed or let you relive the classics.

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Darli Dagger announced as first newcomer for Samurai Shodown

Darli Dagger has been announced for Samurai Shodown. Even those familiar with previous Samurai Shodown titles won't recognize her as she is the title's first newcomer.

Not much is known about the character right now. We only got to see a still image of the fighter. No gameplay or backstory has been provided.

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Samurai Shodown's latest trailer may have already given us a sneak peak at what the 3 new fighters will look like

SNK released a brand new trailer for the upcoming Samurai Shodown fighter earlier this week where they revealed a handful of returning characters and what to expect when the game launches.

The first new Samurai Shodown game in over a decade will feature 16 characters at launch with three of them being brand new to the series though the trailer might have already given us our first look at who is still to come.

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You can let your dog stab an opponent with a sword in the new Samurai Shodown

You know those moments when you see something that you never knew you wanted until you actually came across it? This is one of those moments.

SNK's upcoming Samurai Shodown — the weapons-based 2D fighting game — features a character that lets his dog do the fighting. Not only can the pup attack, but she can also totally stab the opponent with a sword. It's exactly as awesome as it sounds.

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Samurai Shodown developers would put Luke Skywalker and Aragorn into the game if they could, say they're definitely interested in guest characters

Samurai Shodown is making headlines this week as a new trailer and the first true gameplay footage of the upcoming title surfaced online. In addition to new video, the developers of the game have shared fresh details by way of interviews with publications and official information drops, with more expected this weekend at PAX East.

One such interview with Gematsu delved into numerous topics, including the idea of guest characters being added into Samurai Shodown. Apparently, the developers are all for it and have some pretty great dream choices.

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How often should fighting games receive balance updates, how far should Mortal Kombat Fatalities push the envelope, and how good is Punk?

You've got dirty dishes and long car rides, we've got podcasts to get you through them. This week we're putting Mortal Kombat, Samurai Shodown, and Street Fighter 5 in the spotlight as all three have been fairly prominent in the news as of late.

With less than a month to go before MK11 drops, we're getting more and more simultaneously awesome and gruesome footage, but we're also hearing more people take issue with the gratuitous gore than perhaps ever before.

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