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Evo 2019

Samurai Shodown Shows DLC Characters For 2019, Introduces Season 2 For 2020

by Andrew Reiner on Aug 04, 2019 at 05:50 PM

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Samurai Shodown is one of the newest games at this year's Evo 2019 fighting game tournament, and through a new trailer that just dropped, SNK clearly wants it to be a part of Evo 2020. The new trailer outlines ambitious character DLC plans that stretch well into next year.

From August through December, Samurai Shodown players will be introduced to a new combatant each month. August brings Rimururu (and her guardian spirit Konru), September adds Shizumaru Hisame (who is a free DLC character), October welcomes Basara, November adds Kazuki Kazama, and December introduces Wan-Fu. SNK will then kick off season two in 2020 with Mina Majikina arriving in an unspecified month.

Samurai Shodown is available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and netted a 7.75 out of 10 review from Suriel Vazquez, who says it "showcases the highs and lows of the fighting genre as a whole. At its best, it’s a powerful lesson in learning and reacting to another player, as victory doesn’t require you to learn jargon or memorize long combos. But it flounders without that other human player, hindered by a scant single-player offering and a decent-but-basic approach to online play."