I’m a pretty huge fan of fighting games, and this includes pretty much anything in the genre. So I’m one of those people that is constantly screaming into the void for the franchises I love to come back. Occasionally though, the developers or publishers will listen, and so we have a new Samurai Shodown coming to PS4 next year!
Ahead of this week’s Tokyo Game Show (TGS), SNK released the teaser trailer below showing off the background story for the new title, as well as some gameplay. With the new game being made in the Unreal engine, everything is looking pretty lush at the moment, and it’s good to see that some of the more violent gameplay features of the series are still present with stylised blood splashes all over the place.
In terms of returning features; most of the characters in the trailer are recognisable for those that are fans of the franchise with a larger portion being Haohmaru fighting what I assume (but am not certain) is Genjuro, then we also see some Nakoruru, Earthquake, and Galford (with Poppy). I’m happy with this as an initial reveal, but I’m waiting for Basara or Cham Cham, then I’ll be happy.
For those that aren’t aware of the franchise, it was one of the most popular fighting game franchises of the 1990s, with a lot of fans (including myself) loving the feudal Japan setting and influence, borderline excessive violence and it’s arguable strong focus on mechanical fundamentals in comparison to it’s contemporaries. Is it coming across yet that I’m a little more than excited about this title?
That’s all we know for now, and hopefully we will get more revealed over TGS, but until then it will be a long wait for this game to be released. Do you think you will pick this up when it releases? Are you excited for the return of Samurai Shodown? Let us know in the comments, or on Twitter, and keep and eye on Rice Digital for more coverage of this site in the future.
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