Just a couple days away from PAX East 2019, SNK and Athlon Games have announced that they will be bringing back Samurai Shodown. The company will be bringing the game to the convention this week to play on the floor, as well as having a panel on the game called “Samurai Shodown – Resurrecting a Legend” happening on Saturday, March 30th at 4:30pm EDT. We have the trailer for you below as well as the description from the company. We look forward to trying it out!
Once again set in the late 18th century, after the events of Samurai Shodown V and prior to the events of the original game, Samurai Shodown will see the return of thirteen classic characters, including Haohmaru, Earthquake and Galford, who will be joined by three brand new characters to the series. Additional characters will also be available via post-launch DLC.
Developed in-house at SNK by the same team that brought us King of Fighters XIV, Samurai Shodown features a host of modes, such as Story, Practice, Online Battle and multiple offline battle modes. The new game will also debut an innovative new asynchronous online mode called “Dojo” that uses deep machine learning to create a CPU-avatar that learns from players’ actions during offline modes and creates a Ghost AI character. Players will be able to upload their Ghost to the leaderboards and also download Ghost data from other players. Players can take on Ghosts in 1v1 battle, or take on the Ironman Challenge and attempt to take down up to 100 ghosts in one go.