Samurai Shodown is letting players embrace death a little earlier

…unless of course you’re on PC or Switch.

SNK has a wealth of titles in its backlog but due to the realities of the business, they haven’t really been able to capitalise on them. They’ve been a little absent for the past while but thanks to the strength of their modern titles, they’re able to bring themselves back into the limelight. So much so that they’re able to bring a decade old series into the modern era.

On top of that, they’re bringing the release date of Samurai Shodown two days forward. All this means that players new and old can embrace death on the 25th of June. With that, players who pre-order the game will receive the season pass for free. This season pass will cover six months of content which will include 4 characters. It’s a nice gesture to attract early adopters, but they better bring the game to back it up.

SNK has also released a new trailer that details the contents of Samurai Shodown and it covers mostly what’s expected. The interesting part of this however is the dojo mode.

The game will include your regular training mode but also a feature to create and share AI ghosts. These ghosts mimic your play style and will allow you to essentially play against yourself and pick apart your gameplay. With this, you will be able to play against other people’s ghosts and get some practice against their play style. This isn’t the first time a fighting game has done this, but it’s definitely a feature we should see more of.

Samurai Shodown is looking amazing and hopefully, people are ready to embrace death on the 25th of June.

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