Samurai Shodown stories

Touch of death combos never looked so stylish; Desk gets his hands on Samurai Shodown

It's been a while since we've seen any action from Desk, the fighting game community's premier combo video creator, but he's back at it with the all-new Samurai Shodown.

An interesting note about this particular situation, some early criticisms of SamSho 2019 cite a slower pace and lack of combo flair as strikes against the game. Let's see if Desk has anything to say or show that might speak to the contrary.

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How likely is Super Street Fighter 5? Is Samurai Shodown good? What happened to Menat's face? Why is there a King of Fighters For Girls?

We recently posted an article examining the idea of Capcom hitting us with a Super Street Fighter 5 update, and why that's a more likely possibility than many of us have been thinking in recent months. We're digging in even further with a discussion on this week's podcast.

A Super update would also more than likely directly affect the Street Fighter 6 timeline, but still appears to fit the bill (quite nicely, actually) with Capcom's ever-growing eSports plans.

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Samurai Shodown's Season Pass is free to download even if you do not own the game

Samurai Shodown is finally out in the wild now, and so are the identities of the four DLC characters coming to the game beginning in August with Rimururu though you can kinda get in on the action now.

SNK had previously announced that Samurai Shodown's Season Pass would be free for players who purchase the game by June 30 though you currently do not need to own the game to access the free deal on PlayStation 4.

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Having trouble picking your main character in Samurai Shodown? Use this guide to find out who fits you best

The all-new Samurai Shodown is now available on material and digital shelves everywhere, and that means a good many fighting game players find themselves facing that age-old question yet again: who should I start with?

There are 16 characters on the select screen at this time, (though more will be added as DLC in coming months) and Rooflemonger has already explored the basics with all of them. He's organized the roster into three groups based on ease of play (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) and offers a bit of video commentary on each to help you get an idea of what you'll be potentially getting into.

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Samurai Shodown now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

It's been less than one year since SNK revealed the first new Samurai Shodown title to the world in over a decade, but now its time to shine is finally here... for two consoles at least.

Samurai Shodown is now available to purchase physically and digitally on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One which is a game that we've thoroughly enjoyed thus far per our review of the game.

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SNK reveals all 4 new fighters coming to Samurai Shodown's Season Pass including Rimururu, Basara, Kazuki Kazama and Wan-Fu

Today is June 25 which means that Samurai Shodown's official launch date is upon us, and it appears as though SNK wants us all to know what's coming to the game post-release right now.

SNK has now revealed the full contents of Samurai Shodown's first Season Pass beyond the previously announced Rimururu to include Basara, Kazuki Kazama and Wan-Fu.

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Disarming Darli Dagger in Samurai Shodown may be hazardous since one punch can drain your entire life bar

Samurai Shodown is now available to everyone. If you're already familiar with the game's mechanics, then you should know that it's possible to disarm opponent's of their weapons, reducing their range and overall damage capacity.

However, caution is advised when disarming Darli Dagger, one of Samurai Shodown's three newcomers. She has a punch attack that can deal a tremendous amount of damage.

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Samurai Shodown review: Neutral focused fighting game that's basic yet brimming with depth

Provided with an early review copy, I had the opportunity to check out Samurai Shodown. In a short span of time, I became very impressed with its methodical gameplay style.

There's plenty of room for "big brain plays" in this game. Overall, there are certainly a number of elements about Samurai Shodown I can appreciate despite having never touched an earlier title.

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Samurai Shodown's opening cinematic cutscene is an awesome homage to the original title from 1993

It's hard to believe, but we're now only two days away from the official launch of the first new Samurai Shodown title in a decade which is exciting for longtime SNK fans plus newcomers alike.

The series dates back all the way to 1993 with its original title known as Samurai Spirits in Japan, and the reboot's opening cinematic fittingly recreates the first fighter's intro that will likely give some shivers of nostalgia to those who have played it.

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Wu Ruixiang stumbles her way onto the mainstage as Samurai Shodown's last newcomer to receive a character introduction trailer

Samurai Shodown is now just a few days away from its official launch, and the guys behind the project have now finished up their mission of releasing character introduction trailers for every member of the cast ahead of the fighting game's impending release.

SNK has now released the trailer for SamSho's third and final newcomer — for now — with Wu Ruixiang, who looks like she may turn out to be one of the most unique fighters in series history thanks to all of the tricks she has up her sleeve... and how clumsy she appears to be.

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Be better than your friends at Samurai Shodown when it drops in six days; check out Rooflemonger's comprehensive beginner's guide

It's been over 10 years since the last installment, but now we're just six days away from the all new Samurai Shodown's June 27th release. What better way to pass these final hours than to familiarize yourself with all the basics?

No, we don't have a way for you to actually play it early, but review copies are circulating throughout the fighting game community and Rooflemonger has put together a wonderful beginner's guide to show you exactly what to expect once you get your hands on Sam Sho.

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Kyoshiro strikes a pose and cuts down his foes in the latest Samurai Shodown character introduction trailer... oh and he can summon a giant frog too

There are only a few characters left to be shown off in introduction trailers for Samurai Shodown, so SNK is spending the final week before release putting out a new fighter each day with the latest certainly being a classic.

Today's trailer is now live for Kyoshiro Senryo where the traditional kabuki actor proves that his fighting style is not just for show when stacked up against the rest of the cast.

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A new Samurai Shodown demo is coming to Japanese accounts on June 21 but this one does not require PlayStation Plus to download

Samurai Shodown has already received a demo version in its home country of Japan, but most foreigners looking to get in on the action were locked out of doing so because it required an active PlayStation Plus subscription to download on PS4.

SNK announced now that a new Samurai Shodown — known as Samurai Spirits in Japan — will receive a second demo in the region beginning on June 21 for PS4 players that includes three different characters to choose from than the first and will not require PS+ to play.

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Why I feel bad for Ono, how we think the future of Street Fighter 5 will play out, our one gripe with Shang Tsung, SNK cuts lag in half, and more

It's starting to appear that Street Fighter 5's time in the spotlight is entering its latter phases, likely to be replaced by a new franchise entry in the not so distant future. With that in mind, Catalyst and I have some thoughts on how we'd like to see this last year or two go for Capcom's current eSports headliner.

What exactly would a graceful exit look like? What kind of developmental support would we like to see and at what capacity? We delve into such questions and more in this week's episode of the EventHubs Podcast.

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Earthquake's Samurai Shodown trailer revealed

Earthquake is likely the largest character that's playable in Samurai Shodown. SNK has revealed Earthquake's trailer.

Please note that the trailer only lasts for about 47 seconds, so it is merely a quick glimpse at his gameplay. This appears to be the type of character that focuses on brute force more so than anyone else on the roster.

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Are you ready for more Izuna Drops? - Hanzo stealthily cuts down the Samurai Shodown cast in the latest character introduction trailer

In less than one week, we'll all be able to finally play the new Samurai Shodown in the comfort of our own homes, and it looks as though SNK is kicking things into high gear to release new character trailers every day this week to get through their whole roster before release.

Hanzo Hattori, one of the game's few ninja characters, is today's lucky fighter to receive his own highlight video showing off Izuna drops, teleportation and lots of fire.

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Jubei's Samurai Shodown trailer revealed

Another trailer has dropped for Samurai Shodown. This time, we are given a demonstration of Jubei Yagyu's gameplay. Although he first appeared in the original Samurai Shodown, he disappeared in the third game and didn't return until the fourth entry.

Jubei is shown to wear an eye patch. He is a wandering ronin as he decided to abandon the strict lifestyle for the sake of seeking his own enlightenment.

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