Samurai Shodown stories

Basara now available in Samurai Shodown alongside new Version 1.30 update though no new costumes in sight

That time of the month has come upon us yet again with SNK opening the floodgates to release another character for Samurai Shodown, and this one is an especially popular choice for many.

Basara the Executioner is now available to download and play in SamSho on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One alongside the new Version 1.30 update for the game bringing with it some buffs for Wu-Ruixiang, Rimururu and Galford among others.

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Google Stadia launches in November for those willing to drop $130 to get an exclusive controller

It's rare in this day and age to see a brand new video game platform release from a big company that's not part of the established brands which have been dominating the scene for almost two decades, but that's what we're getting next month.

Google announced their Stadia game streaming platform / service will be launching next month on November 19, but only for players who sign up for the Stadia Pro subscription. Free users will need to wait until 2020.

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Multi-hitting normals, pushback for days, and phasing out of reality: Basara's full movelist showcased in Samurai Shodown stream; here's the breakdown

The creepy undead fighter Basara will be releasing in just two short days for Samurai Shodown, but now we can get a better look at everything he'll come packing with on October 15.

Dengeki Online recently held a livestream event where they went over all of Basara's normals, specials and supers in SamSho. Though the stream itself was in Japanese, MagnumLVL has put together a very handy and concise breakdown of his movelist in English.

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SEA Major 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

SEA Major is back again in 2019, and as usual it's happening in Singapore.

There's a huge amount of notable players attending for various games, and some of the players set to compete are RB|Bonchan, Rohto|Tokido, FD|Fujimura, CYG|Fuudo, YOG|Machabo, Talon|HotDog29, Mago, Liquid|John Takeuchi, CYG|Daigo, BC|Kazunoko, UYU|OilKing, RB|Gachikun, CO|Fenrich, UYU|NL, FAV|Sako, Liquid|Nemo, CO|Dogura, RZR|Xian, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, AZ|Kichipa-mu, Samitto, CYG|GamerBee, RRQ|Moke, RB|Luffy, PG|Shen Chan, BC|ApologyMan, FD|Johnny, BC|Tachikawa, ASM|MisterCrimson, PG|BNBBN, RSG|Shen Yuan, Matoi, ALUS|Qiuqiu, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, ALUS|Yang Mian, PGW|Kamizono, ORDER|Travis Styles, AXIZ|Shuto, WE-R1|Trashbox, Chuan, RSG|Seo, GE|Abegen, EHADA|Xanxus, Rudi and Mame Spider, though there are of course many more as well.

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With excellent damage output, Yashamaru is now top tier in Samurai Shodown according to Justin Wong

Samurai Shodown is still a relatively new game, with its scene still in its infancy. Every patch that comes makes it more intriguing as the developers seek to balance the game more.

One of the gods of the fighting game community Justin Wong has taken a liking to the game and is one of the top players. He offers his thoughts on Yashamaru post-balance changes in this video.

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Samurai Shodown Version 1.30 patch notes released including buffs for Rimururu, Wu-Ruixiang, Hanzo and others

Update: We've completed the full list of patch notes for Samurai Shodown Version 1.30 which you can check out after the jump.

Basara the Executioner finally got a release date and gameplay trailer for Samurai Shodown, and alongside his launch next week will also bring a new update that will touch up the game's balance.

SNK has released the full patch notes for Samurai Shodown's Version 1.30 update which will include some nice buffs for Rimururu, Wu-Ruixiang, Hanzo and even the main boy Haohmaru.

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Basara trailer is out for Samurai Shodown, character set to be released on October 15

We've known since EVO 2019 that Samurai Shodown will be receiving a brand new DLC character each month starting August for the rest of 2019, and October is obviously no exception.

On top of that, we've known the identities of these characters (besides last month's surprise Shizumaru) since back in June. This month's character is the brutal and murderous Basara the Executioner, whose trailer was just unveiled. You can find some images from his video below.

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Update: Samurai Shodown to receive new crossover costumes with Puzzle and Dragons next week perhaps signaling Basara's release

Update: Dengenki Online will be holding a live streamed event to show off Basara's gameplay on October 11 seemingly at 7 a.m. PDT further backing up the point that he'll likely be releasing quite soon.

SNK has certainly earned some good will among the fighting game community with their DLC practices in Samurai Shodown though their next release will be unexpected to most.

The company revealed special crossover costumes from the popular mobile game Puzzle and Dragons will be making their way to Samurai Shodown beginning next week, October 15 for Japan at least, which likely clues us in on Basara's release date as well.

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Ultimate Fighting Arena 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Ultimate Fighting Arena 2019 is taking place this weekend in Aubervilliers, France.

Notable players attending are way too many to count, but here's a small sampling: FOX|MkLeo, FOX|SonicFox, REC|Punk, Mouz|Problem X, Solary|Glutonny, R2G|Kameme, CGG|Tissuemon, VGIA|Shanks, Talon|Kkokkoma, NVD|Phenom, CYG|Infexious, Rise|Smug, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, DizzyTT, GO|Keev, FOX|Dekillsage, RB|Luffy, Nacon|MisterCrimson, Wawa, Oplon|Skyll, BC|LordKnight, Takamura, AXL|XCaliburBladez, Orange|Kayane, MrKwiggle, DG|Asim, BC|Tachikawa, AXL|Fergus, NVD|Veggey, FNATIC|Shakz, NLE|Bode, BC|Mr. R, COMP|Siologica, Ryan Hart, AMTRS|Score, COMP|TeruRock, WrNx|Kayne, Rize|Chickenmaru, VideoGamezYo, R-Cade|Alioune, Jopelix, CRaZY|Gehaktbal, VGIA|VegaPatch, Atrosh, VS|WhiteAshX, NVD|Momi, Vitality|Hurricane, NASR|SharkTeeth, HappyPow, FNATIC|Akainu, Reason|Boltstrike, OBAssassin, Kalak, YaLLa|Hayat, Konix|Gunni, HU|Zer0q, iStudying, EVO|Kasuga, LBC|AkaOni, Oplon|Noka, CTV|RZA, DEUS|DougFromParis, EnVyUS|NassimClaw, mYi|KiraKira, Exeed|Ghirlanda, VGIA|Caiper, Vitality|Linkexelo, RO|Layo, Meru, Reason|MetalQueerSolid and of course many more.

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Blink Fighting Fest 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Blink Fighting Fest 2019 is happening this weekend in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Some notable names set to compete are Bandits|MenaRD, Caba, SB|CrossoverRD, SB|Doomsnake, GAM|Jochy, AZE|Maximof, DR Ray, RES|Pikoro, GetGosu|Darlan, Dark, F3|Lilo, MrEstrella and many more.

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CEOtaku 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

CEOtaku 2019 is upon us yet again, and is taking place in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

Some notable names set to fight it out at the event are FOX|SonicFox, Crescent|Shinku, JWong|LostSoul, Teresa, PG|MarlinPie, PG|SKD, FOX|Dekillsage, Dramatik|Redblade, Hiari, 1UP|PepperySplash, BC|LordKnight, CATPION|Deb, AN|KizzieKay, PAG|Fame96, TempestRomeo, PG|Nakkiel, Betadood, Trill, Bace, PUB|Rikir, CATPION|Daymendou, DLZ, Grover, TGS|LTL, BurgerTime, Infinity, Hotashi, Svampen, J3, Mystic, TGQ|Zenzen, CATPION|Shine, Foo, Mr. K, TheArm, FF|ElvenShadow, Martin, HavocNoah and of course many more as well.

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Phonon, Elphelt, Charlotte, Ruby, Goku, and more — here are the character usage stats for Under Night, GGxrd REV 2, BBCTB, Samurai Shodown, and DBFZ

The final day for CEOtaku 2019 is already underway. There are a number of games that are being played at this event.

Those included at the event are Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Samurai Shodown, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, and Dragon Ball FighterZ. We've got character usage stats for these mentioned titles.

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REV Major 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

REV Major 2019 is taking place this weekend in Manila, Philippines, and it's going to be a huge one.

Some of the big names participating include ROX|Knee, THY|Chikurin, UYU|LowHigh, JDCR, UYU|Double, AMPLFY|Rangchu, CO|Fenrich, Talon|Kkokkoma, Fate|Ulsan, GG|Saint, ROX|Chanel, PBE|Doujin, Mixbox|Qudans, Yamasa|Take, Illusion|CherryBerryMango, UYU|Jeondding, PBE|AK, Yamasa|Nobi, EQNX|Dimeback, Yamasa|Yuu, CO|Tanukana, UYU|Yuyu, Maddo, RSG|Seo, Xuses|Matoi, BC|Tachikawa, PG|BNBBN and many more as well.

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The infamous handshake, Poison's arrest, demonic E. Honda, Scarface Sagat, Abigail Gump... Quasimodox's Street Fighter art is both cute and clever

We're back with yet another intriguing fighting game art gallery from the very talented Quasimodox.

In the gallery we've put together today, we see that the artist is able to capture attention equally efficiently via thoughtful scenes and striking appearances. For instance, image one sees a beautiful scene wherein Lucia arrests Poison while a guilty Abigail flees, but this contrasts with the sixth image which depicts a demonic-looking E. Honda posed in the shadows.

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NeoGeo Arcade Stick Pro pricing and release window details revealed

Mini and retro consoles have certainly seen an uptick in popularity this past decade from major hardware and software developers, and SNK's latest endeavor is looking to capitalize on that strength given a new hybrid form.

The company has revealed the pricing and release information for their NeoGeo Arcade Stick Pro system set to come out later this year — at least for Japan anyways.

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King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown, Garou, World Heroes, Last Blade and more — NeoGeo Arcade Stick Pro full lineup and features revealed

SNK's back catalog of classic arcade-era video games is among the most impressive out there, and their old fighting games are going to find a new home inside an arcade stick.

The developer revealed today all 20 of the fighting games included with the NeoGeo Arcade Stick Pro along with details for its additional features like using it as a controller for PC.

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Here's a gameplay breakdown for Shizumaru Hisame in Samurai Shodown

Shizumaru Hisame is now available for free in Samurai Shodown. This particular fighter already looks to have good potential thanks to his instant overhead, touch of death combo, and a collection of other tech that has already been discovered.

But where do you begin if you want to learn how to play the character? GamingAndJapan has released a gameplay breakdown video that details exactly that for aspiring Shizumaru Hisame mains.

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