Ahoy Me Mateys Captain Cats here! SNK released a trailer today and it for the new installment of the Samurai Shodown series. SNK released a statement about this announcement:

“A brand new title from SNK! A new SAMURAI SHODOWN is on the horizon! Since its birth in 1993, the SAMURAI SHODOWN series has been known as the premier weapon based versus fighting games, and was essential in cultivating the weapon based fighting game genre. As the first new release in the series in more than 10 years, SAMURAI SHODOWN is aiming to yet again push boundaries and deliver some serious samurai action!

Developed using UNREAL® ENGINE 4 and utilizing a unique brushstroke graphical style to match the Japanese roots of the series, Haohmaru, Nakoruru, Galford and a whole cast of other popular characters will battle once again for victory! Stay tuned for more news about SAMURAI SHODOWN as we lead up to release in 2019!”-SNK Corporation

The last Samurai Shodown game was Samurai Shodown 5 and that was back in 2003, so it’s about time that this series made a comeback. The first game in the series was released in July of 1993 and this year marked the 25th anniversary of this landmark series.

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