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Here’s The Latest Samurai Shodown Update Patch Notes & Basara Trailer

We've got two major Samurai Shodown news that's sure to keep the game's lifeblood a-flowing. First up, Basara's got a release date. The tricky combo-equipped giant shuriken wielder will be shadow teleporting his way into the roster this 15th October. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQuxWrV_H58 So who's left in the DLC pack? Kazuki will be out th...

Samurai Shodown’s Latest Addition Is Still A Top Tier Pick

Samurai Shodown veterans may remember umbrella-wielding swordskid Shizumaru Hisame, known for dominating Samurai Shodown V Special tournaments alongside Kyoshiro, Ukyo, and Kusaregedo. https://youtu.be/yNzVnbdFzig?t=32 Welp, he's back in 2019's Samurai Shodown via a 16th September update. Unlike Kyoshiro however, he's anything but nerfed. Things...

Samurai Shodown To Slash Its Way To Switch End Of The Year

After about a decade from its last entry, the Samurai Shodown fighting game series finally had a new entry in the form of Samurai Shodown (yeah, it's just called that). The game was initially released for PS4 and Xbox One on 25 June 2019 and now we know when it'll be released for the Nintendo Switch. According to ryokutya2089, SNK has announced th...

Samurai Shodown Director Is Not A Fan Of “Boring” Perfect Character Balance

An interview with Samurai Shodown director Nobuyuki Kuroki (via Kotaku) brought up an interesting point as to why the game's character balance issue is a topic among fighting game fans. He admits to saying he's not a fan of making the power diversity in the game's cast "too flat". Samurai Shodown's current roster features one "overpowered" chara...

Some Samurai Shodown Strats For Your Sword-Slinging Slashing Spree

Samurai Shodown is getting some plays and some online tournament love since its release. So will this game wow fans at EVO 2019 and beyond? Hopefully; the game's basic gameplay and neutral game-oriented fighting mechanics are just as good as the series' best (that's Samurai Shodown II and Samurai Shodown V Special, btw). In the meantime, let's dis...

Your Wallet Will Embrace Death With This Life-Sized Haohmaru Sword

Want to be a counter-hitting damage-dealing badass samurai in real-life? You can sort of relive that with this real-life version of Haohmaru's trademark Fugudoku sword. Officially brought in by SNK and antique sword-making shop Tozando, this Fugudoku replica: Will cost you 180,000 yen/RM6,876 Is 110cm in length Is made out of a phosphor bron...

Behold! A Samurai Shodown 2019 Review In Haikus

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One Genre: 2D weapons-based fighting game In light of the new & rebooted Samurai Shodown's lovely sumi-e aesthetics that mimic classical Japanese paintings of the 17th century, I've decided to just write the majority of the review in a traditional poem structure renowned in that period. Summarized thoughts are at the b...

Samurai Shodown 2019’s New Characters Include A Pirate(?), A Feng Shui User, & Another Ninja

SNK just announced the brand-new characters in its upcoming Samurai Shodown 2019 reboot which looks awesomesauce so far. The game has a Japanese release date: 27 June for PS4 and Xbox One. They'll also be an arcade version of the game this summer. But you're not here for that! You're here to find out more about the new additions to the SamSho lega...

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