Samurai Shodown Game's Video Highlights Basara

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Basara character DLC available on October 15

SNK began streaming a new video for its Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits) game on Thursday. The video previews the DLC character Basara. The character will be available for the game on October 15.

SNK is releasing one new DLC character every month for the rest of the year. SNK released Rimururu in August and Shizumaru Hisame in September, and will release Kazuki Kazama in November and Wan-Fu in December.

The character Mina Makijina will join the game as part of the Season 2 DLC in 2020. The Season 2 DLC will feature three other characters.

The game launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Japan on June 27, and in the West on June 25. The Nintendo Switch version launches in Japan on December 12, and the game's PC version will release in winter 2019. The arcade version of the game was slated to debut this summer, but has yet to release.

The game features three new playable fighters: Darli Dagger, Wu-Ruixiang, and Yashamaru Kurama. SNK developed the game using Unreal Engine 4. The game has Japanese audio with subtitles in English, Japanese, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Korean, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Pan-American Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.

The game is set between the events of the original game and Samurai Shodown V. The game's fighters include the following characters from previous games in the franchise: Haōmaru, Nakoruru, Earthquake, Galford, Hanzo Hattori, Tam Tam, Kyoshiro Senryo, Jubei Yagyu, Ukyo Tachibana, Charlotte, Genjuro Kibagami, Shiki, and Yoshitora Tokugawa.

The fighting game series launched in 1993. The most recent game in the franchise, Samurai Shodown: Sen, launched for arcades in April 2008. The game later received a release for Xbox 360 in Japan in December 2009 and in North America in March 2010. SNK and Digital Eclipse will release a Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection for the PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC (via Steam) this fall.

Source: SNK's YouTube channel via Siliconera

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