SNK and Athlon Games announced today that Samurai Shodown will be releasing on PS4 and Xbox One on the 25th of June. Along with a release date, a new trailer, "Samurai Shodown 101", has been released to give long-time fans and newcomers alike a better understanding of the newest title in this legendary fighting game series.
Officially a prequel to the original 1993 Samurai Shodown, the latest title’s Story Mode allows players to choose any character and experience their journey - from franchise favourites like Haohmaru and Charlotte to newcomers like Wu-Ruixiang and Darli Dagger. Several other modes will be present as well, including a Training Mode, Online Play and the all-new Dojo Mode.
As fighters continue to play and level up their skills, the game is watching, learning, calculating and mapping its user’s playstyle in the offline battle modes in order to create an online “ghost” that replicates that style in Dojo Mode. Players can take on their own AI-derived avatar for better insight into their own weaknesses, or download the ghost of a favourite player from the cloud for a fresh challenge. These intelligent AI ghosts promise to change the way fighting game aficionados train and compete forever.
Finally, it was also revealed that players who pre-order or buy the game on PSN, Xbox Live or any physical retailer will be able to download the Season Pass absolutely free through the PlayStation Store or Xbox Live up until June 30th.
Samurai Shodown will also be coming to Nintendo Switch in Q4 2019, and PC at a later date.