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Update: Shizumaru Hisame now available for free in Samurai Shodown, Version 1.20 patch notes released

Update: We've added in the full patch notes for Samurai Shodown's Version 1.20 update which you can check out after the jump.

Shizumaru Hisame is now available to play in Samurai Shodown. Along with him comes his new stage and a 1.15 GB patch.

Interestingly enough, Shizumaru Hisame is simply packaged with the latest patch. No download from the PlayStation store is necessary. He's immediately available at the character select screen as he is a free character.

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Shizumaru appears to have a glitch tied to his super in Samurai Shodown allowing opponents to comically move around during cinematic with zero health

Shizumaru Hisame is the latest character to be released for Samurai Shodown coming yesterday for free with the game's Version 1.20 update, but there may still be a bug or two to work out with the new fighter.

A couple of players in Gatoray and Pazzo have posted videos online showing a fairly comical and potentially round-breaking glitch with Shizumaru that allows his opponent to move around during his super animation — even if the attack left them with zero life left.

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Shizumaru Hisame can combo into Super Specials from an instant overhead, has a touch of death combo, and a powerful charge move

Earlier today, Shizumaru Hisame was released as a free DLC character in Samurai Shodown. The fighting game community has already begun to figure out what makes this young warrior tick.

How strong will Shizumaru Hisame be in the current meta? Based on what has been discovered already, things are looking fairly good for fans of this fighter.

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Kumite in Texas 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Kumite in Texas 2019 is happening this weekend in Arlington, Texas.

Players attending this event include Disrupt|Shadow20z, Jimmy J Tran, AXL|XCaliburBladez, MrKwiggle, BDG|NG-Obscure, PG|Speedkicks, FSD|Rikuto, Killy Delorean, Co-D|H0oDLeSs, UYU|Deoxys, Coosco, KoDee, Trungy, ElectrifiedMann, Shinblade, Lil Majin, CrazySteady, UGS|BlackMoonRisingX, DS|Shirdel, Disrupt|Joonya20z and many more.

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New Shizumaru Hisame character trailer reveals September 16 release date for Samurai Shodown

We learned at EVO 2019 that Shizumaru Hisame would be released as a free DLC fighter in Samurai Shodown. This event was scheduled for some unknown day in September.

A new trailer has given us a better glimpse at Shizumaru Hisame's gameplay. In addition to this, we now know that he'll be releasing on September 16.

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NeoGeo Arcade Stick Pro is a hybrid system packing 20 SNK fighting games plus ability to use as a standard controller on PC

Last week, SNK first unveiled their new piece of hardware currently in development with the NeoGeo Arcade Stick Pro though they didn't specify what exactly it did. Now we know that it will be a unique hybrid of sorts.

The NeoGeo Arcade Stick Pro will come packing 20 classic SNK fighting game titles along with the ability to use the system as a standard controller for other platforms as well.

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'Kyoshiro DOES NOT SUCK anymore' - Justin Wong simultaneously explains and shows why the artistic fighter has leveled up in Samurai Shodown

Like many in the Samurai Shodown community, VP|Justin Wong viewed Kyoshiro Senryo as one of the worst characters in SNK's new title. Thanks to the game's recent balance update, it seems Wong has changed his tune when it comes to the theatrical naginata-wielder.

The seasoned fighting game pro has released a new video wherein he watches over a handful of his own online bouts while using Kyoshiro, and simultaneously speaks to the new strengths and potential that he feels the character now exhibits.

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New tier list for Samurai Shodown's latest balance patch released by Jmcrofts

Version 1.11 of Samurai Shodown provided a number of changes to the cast such as nerfs to Genjuro and buffs to Shiki. As one can probably imagine, the meta is shifting in interesting ways as a result of this.

Jmcrofts recently released a tier list that depicts his thoughts about each character in the roster. Comparing this to his first tier list for Samurai Shodown, we can see that a number of combatants were heavily affected by the adjustments.

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Treta Championship Series 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Treta Championship Series is an event taking place this weekend in Curitiba, Brazil.

Some of the notable players participating include Keoma, Shodown|HKDash, Brolynho, Dark, GetGosu|Darlan, HDG|Younghou, Arthuro-Ray, Shodown|Chuchu, The Griffon Mask, TUQ|Zenith, though there are of course many more as well.

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SNK announces mysterious new NeoGeo Arcade Stick Pro hardware without saying what exactly it does

SNK already announced their World Championship pro tournament series for Samurai Shodown and King of Fighters 14 players, but that's not all the company had in store for its fans today.

New NeoGeo hardware is on its way in the NeoGeo Arcade Stick Pro SNK revealed today though there's not much else we currently know about it aside from it is made to resemble the NeoGeo CD stick controller.

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SNK World Championship pro circuit announced for Samurai Shodown and King of Fighters 14 with a prize pool of over 10 million yen

Most major fighting game publishers have stepped up to create their own pro tour circuits with big cash prizes to attract the best of the best to compete for a shot at a world title, and SNK is jumping into the fold with its latest games as well.

The developer announced today they will be running the SNK World Championship tournament series featuring Samurai Shodown and The King of Fighters 14 made up of qualifying events leading up to a final tournament in 2020.

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Never Give Up 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Never Give Up 2019 is taking place this weekend in Santiago, Chile.

A few of the notable names attending include UYU|JB, SB|DoomSnake, Dark, Keoma, PHD|Ishikawa, though there are of course many more as well.

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Summer Jam 13 results

Summer Jam 13 is taking place this weekend in Essington, Pennsylvania. This is a Tekken World Tour Master event with a $5,000 prize pool bonus.

Notable players in attendance include CG|Saint, RB|Anakin, PG|Speedkicks, Princess Ling, JimmyJTran, EQNX|Joey Fury, Disrupt|Shadow 20z, TCOL|Victim of Ritual, AXL|Fergus, ESE|Runitblack, EQNX|Cuddle Core and Liquid|Gen among many others.

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Celtic Throwdown 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Celtic Throwdown is back in action this year, and it's bigger than ever. As per usual, it's happening in Dublin, Ireland.

The notable players attending this event are almost too many to count, but here's a sampling of them — RB|Bonchan, FOX|SonicFox, REC|Punk, Mouz|Problem X, BC|Kazunoko, CO|Go1, NVD|Phenom, CYG|Infexious, CO|Dogura, BC|Dragon, UYU|OilKing, CYG|Daigo, FAV|Sako, Liquid|Nemo, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, Liquid|John Takeuchi, Rise|Smug, NASR|TekkenMaster, CYG|Gamerbee, Takamura, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, RB|Luffy, NRG|HookGangGod, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, VGIA|Shanks, Orange|Kayane, PG|Hayatei, LOK|Nivek, DizzyTT, BC|Tachikawa, Talon|HotDog29, FAV|Ryuusei, UYU|NL, NVD|Veggey, DG|RooKang, FOX|Dekillsage, UYU|Rewind, Konix|Gunni, Genki|Wawa, BC|ApologyMan, BC|LordKnight, DF|Grr, BC|Biohazard, BC|HoneyBee, iG|Jiewa, RRQ|Moke, Mago, PG|BNBBN, VGIA|VegaPatch, FNATIC|Shakz, Rise|K-Brad, WrNx|Kayne, PG|Nakkiel, 200K|ThePhantom, DNG|Nauman and more... also including the not-quite-so-notable EH|MajinTenshinhan (Hey, that's me!)

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From Poison and Lucia to Gogeta and Ky Kiske's new look - Click Burgundy's beautiful artwork perfectly reflects fighters revealed at EVO 2019

EVO 2019 saw a ton of new fighting game content get revealed for the first time including a brand new Guilty Gear title and our first new Street Fighter 5 characters in eight months.

Click Burgundy is a Japanese artist we've featured a number of times already on EventHubs because their work continues to impress. Our latest collection of their goods are focused around those new characters from EVO like Poison, Lucia and E. Honda plus others including Yumi from Senran Kagura.

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Samurai Shodown Nintendo Switch trailer shows off how the fighter looks on the hybrid console for the first time plus bonus goodies for the system

Samurai Shodown already had a seemingly successful launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One earlier this year, but there are still a few versions of the game incoming that fans are keeping their eyes on.

The Nintendo Switch version of the SNK fighter is coming to Japan on December 12, and the publishers have now released the first gameplay trailer for the handheld console hybrid showing off how gameplay will look plus what new special editions are coming out.

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Samurai Shodown for Nintendo Switch launching in December for Japan, NeoGeo Collection also coming in the Winter

Samurai Shodown quickly found a strong and dedicated following within the fighting game community, and we'll soon be able to play it on the go in the 60 fps action expected and need.

SNK announced today the Nintendo Switch version of Samurai Shodown will release in its home territory on December 12, 2019 and come with a nice bonus game for early adopters.

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