Samurai Shodown will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 27 in Japan, developer SNK announced. An arcade version will launch this summer, and the Switch and PC versions will follow in winter 2019. In North America and Europe, the game is still planned for a general June release.
The game will be available both physically and digitally for 7,200 yen, or in a digital Deluxe Pack including a Season Pass for 9,000 yen. The Season Pass—which includes four additional characters to be released in August, October, December, and February 2020, respectively—can also be purchased separately for 2,000 yen.
Early purchases of the game will include the following bonuses:
- Standard Edition / Deluxe Pack: “Retro 3D: Haohmaru” downloadable costume
- Deluxe Pack / Season Pass Bonus (before July 16): “Retro 3D: Nakoruru” downloadable costume
Users who purchase the Deluxe Pack and Season Pass via the PlayStation Store or Microsoft Store before July 16 will also receive a 10 percent discount.
The SNK Online Shop will sell a 30,000 yen exclusive limited edition including a NeoGeo rom casette-style case, art book, and an original picture illustrated by Yumi Saji.
In addition to the information above, SNK also revealed Samurai Shodown‘s three original characters in full. Here are the details:
Darli Dagger (voiced by Yuu Kobayashi)
A shipwright who has mastered the use of various tools. She washed ashore an island at an early age, where carpenters taught her how to make things and pirates taught her how to protect herself and survive. She is currently building a ship said to be unsinkable with her comrades at the island’s workshop.
Wu-Ruixiang (voiced by Seira Ryuu)
A descendant of an ancient and honorable feng shui clan, Wu-Ruixiang is a woman who serves the Qing dynasty. With a mission is to protect generations of long mai, she travels to various places under the emperor’s command. She is wise, but extremely clumsy. She also dreads exercise as she tends to seclude herself indoors. She calls forth powers of divine beasts, and her secret art can even summon a dragon.
Yashamaru Kurama (voiced by Kouhei Amasaki)
A young, fallen samurai. He hates villains who exploit wealth from the weak, and moves in the shadows as the chivalrous thief known as the “Karasu Tengu (Crow-Billed Goblin).” In the past, his father was executed on false charges, and his hatred for the Shogunate is deeper than anyone other. He fights wielding his memento nagamaki sword, and uses the power of the tengu (long-nosed goblin) passed down for generations.
Here is a shot of the full 16-character launch roster:
As previously announced, the game’s 13 returning characters are Charlotte, Earthquake, Galford, Genjuro, Hanzo, Haohmaru, Jubei, Kyoshiro, Nakoruru, Shiki, Tam Tam, Ukyo, and Yoshitora.
Watch a new trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.