Samurai Shodown stories

SNK reportedly turned down a PC exclusivity deal for Samurai Shodown to appear only on a certain digital store

Samurai Shodown is set to release in the West in only 10 days on June 25 for PlayStation and Xbox users though hopeful PC players will be needing to wait until later in 2019 to finally get their hands on the game — though it seems like they were also almost subject to a platform exclusivity deal too.

The Korean website Game Focus recently interviewed Samurai Shodown's director, Nobuyuki Kuroki, where he discussed aspects of the new title's development and design for the engine and gameplay as well as a digital partnership that ended up falling through.

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Samurai Shodown PlayStation 4 trophy list revealed

SNK's next big fighting title, Samurai Shodown, is set for release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in a little under two weeks. The company continues to show the game to the public, as we've gotten new character introduction trailers for fighters on the launch roster over the past several weeks.

Now fans can look over Samurai Shodown's PS4 trophy list ahead of the game's launch.

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New Galford introduction trailer shows why man's best friend is also your greatest weapon in Samurai Shodown

As they've been doing for the past several weeks now, SNK has released a new character trailer for their upcoming weapons-based fighter, Samurai Shodown. This time, the spotlight shines upon sword-wielding dog owner, Galford.

The showcase grants viewers a closer look at what Galford can do in battle. From big command throws in the air to Poppy the pup jumping into the fight, those who are looking to play the character will undoubtedly want to watch this trailer closely before the game's launch later this month.

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Wu-Ruixiang accidentally summons a dragon to scorch opponents while Ukyo recites a haiku as he kills them — compilation of Samurai Shodown supers

Samurai Shodown will be releasing on June 25, 2019. The base roster will give players access to Charlotte, Earthquake, Hanzo Hattori, Haohmaru, Darli Dagger, Galford, Genjuro Kibagami, Wu-Ruixiang, Yoshitora Tokugawa, Tam Tam, Ukyo Tachibana, Yashamaru Kurama, Jubei Yagyu, Shiki, Kyoshiro Senryo, and Nakoruru. Rimururu has already been revealed as the first DLC fighter.

Recently, some supers for characters have emerged for public viewing. As one might expect, these often make up the flashiest attacks a character has access to in a fighting game.

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Rimururu announced as Samurai Shodown's first DLC character

We knew SNK had something in store for Samurai Shodown at E3 2019, and we now know that it was a new character coming to the Season Pass.

Rimururu was unveiled as the first DLC character coming to Samurai Shodown after launch during the YouTube Live E3 show accompanied with a brand new trailer for the fighter.

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What fighting game-related announcements are we likely to see at E3 2019?

E3 may have officially kicked off yesterday with EA's announcements, but today marks the true beginning for most of us interested in fighting games with Microsoft's conference coming at 1 p.m. PDT.

We already know at least one big reveal is coming soon, but let's take a look at the other upcoming and currently available fighters that may have a presence at the big event this year.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate appears to cross 2,000 entrants for EVO 2019 while 4 others have surpassed the 1,000 milestone

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate appears to be the big draw to EVO 2019 which would make three different most-entered games in three years with Dragon Ball FighterZ and Street Fighter 5 coming before it, and it's looking poised to soon overtake DBFZ's entrant count from last year.

EVO's Joey 'Mr. Wizard' Cuellar has taken to Twitter to provide another entrant number update for the massive event revealing that one title has already surpassed 2,000 competitors while half of the others on the mainstage have also crossed into quadruple digits as well.

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Hey that weird guy in a mask is back and looks like he's eating people: Tam Tam receives his character introduction trailer for Samurai Shodown

In less than three weeks now, we'll all be playing SNK's latest return to the fighting game genre in Samurai Shodown, but the company is continuing their trend of tiding us over with new character introduction trailers.

This week's honors go to perhaps the strangest fighter on the roster in the mask-wearing Tam Tam returning with all of his old tricks and maybe a brutal new one or two.

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Mortal Kombat 11, Samurai Shodown, and Power Rangers: Battle For the Grid announced for Stadia

Google ran a presentation to show off their upcoming Stadia video game platform this morning. The live stream provided viewers with new details about the service, hardware, pricing, and games set to be available on it.

Among the Destiny 2 and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint reveals, we learned that three fighting games will be coming to Stadia. Mortal Kombat 11, Samurai Shodown, and Power Rangers: Battle For the Grid are all going to become available on the streaming service.

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Samurai Shodown to receive day one patch to improve input delay says SNK

Samurai Shodown is now only 19 days away from its official release in the West, and though it is one of the most anticipated fighting games of 2019, it has faced some questions and concerns regarding its input delay in recent days.

The Japanese demo of the game reportedly featured around eight frames of input lag on PlayStation 4, but now SNK's Yasuyuki Oda has taken to Twitter to share that SamSho's developers hope to improve the situation by the time it launches.

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Samurai Spirits PlayStation 4 demo reported to have 8 frames of input lag, SNK comments on matter

Input lag has been much more under the spotlight of public focus since the fighting game community realized that Street Fighter 5 initially had just under eight frames of delay between button presses and screen manifestations; it seems the upcoming Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits) is facing similar issues.

Loïc "WydD" Petit, who has a PhD in computer science, has run some tests on the current Sam Sho demo and found the latest from development company SNK carries an average of eight frames of input lag.

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Mortal Kombat 11 overtakes Samurai Shodown and Under Night in EVO's June rankings while Street Fighter 5 regains second position

We're only about two months away from the best weekend to be a fighting game fan, EVO 2019, and it looks as though more players have been getting around to registering to shake up their rankings quite a bit.

Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar has posted the June registration scoreboard for EVO 2019 entrants in its nine mainstage games where Mortal Kombat 11 players appear to be throwing their hat in the ring faster than ever.

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'Samurai Shodown is my type of game' — Justin Wong shares his impressions of the latest build

The new Samurai Shodown isn't set for release until next month, but SNK's upcoming weapons-based fighting game made a stop over at Combo Breaker 2019 in Illinois last weekend allowing attendees to try out the latest build.

Victrix|Justin Wong was not only a competitor at the event, but managed to get some hands on time wit Samurai Shodown. In a new video from the pro Street Fighter player / content creator, he tells us what he thinks of the game so far.

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The seven sword-wielding Yoshitora slices and dices his way through the latest Samurai Shodown character introduction trailer

We may already know the identities of all 16 combatants making their way to the launch roster of the Samurai Shodown reboot though that also gives SNK the opportunity to release 16 character trailers before the game comes out next month.

That trend is continuing this week, as fighting game player Alex Acosta got his hands on the latest trailer for the returning fighter of Yoshitora Tokugawa showing off just what the swordsman with seven blades can do in battle.

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Samurai Shodown receiving demo on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for Japanese accounts beginning May 31

We're now less than a month away from the launch of the newest fighting game to join the EVO mainstage this year, but players will soon be able to get their hands on Samurai Shodown at home if they have the right accounts to access it.

SNK announced today that a limited-time demo for Samurai Shodown — known as Samurai Spirits in its home territory — will be coming to Japanese and Asian accounts on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One beginning on May 31.

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The King of Fighters: All Star brings Haohmaru and Kyo Kusanagi to the real world for a new commercial celebrating Samurai Shodown's upcoming release

We're now exactly one month away from the rebooted Samurai Shodown's release with its first new game in a decade, and the companies working with the property are celebrating in a pretty cool way.

Netmarble's mobile action RPG The King of Fighters: All Star is receiving a Samurai Shodown-themed collaboration which was announced via a new live action commercial featuring former Kamen Rider actors as the SNK protagonists.

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Newcomer Yashamaru Kurama receives his character introduction trailer for Samurai Shodown

We're just over a month away from Samurai Shodown making its long awaited return to the fighting game community, and SNK is keeping up with their trend of releasing new trailers every week to highlight their 16-man roster.

This week's character introduction gives us our best look yet at one of the title's most interesting looking newcomers, Yashamaru Kurama, and all of the secret powers he wields given by the Tengu.

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