SNK began streaming a character video on Thursday for the new character Darli Dagger for its new Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits) game.
The game will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Japan on June 27, and in the West in June. The Nintendo Switch and PC versions will follow in winter 2019. The arcade version of the game will debut this summer.
The game will have three new playable fighters: Darli Dagger, Wu-Ruixiang, and Yashamaru Kurama. SNK is developing the game using Unreal Engine 4. The game will have Japanese audio with subtitles in English, Japanese, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Korean, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Pan-American Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.
Set between the events of the original game and Samurai Shodown V. The game’s fighters will include the following characters from previous games in the franchise: Haōmaru, Nakoruru, Earthquake, Galford, Hanzo Hattori, Tam Tam, Kyoshiro Senryo, Jubei Yagyu, Ukyo Tachibana, Charlotte, Genjuro Kibagami, Shiki, and Yoshitora Tokugawa. More characters will debut after the game’s launch as DLC.
The fighting game series launched in 1993. The most recent game in the franchise, Samurai Shodown: Sen, launched for arcades in April 2008. The game later received a release for Xbox 360 in Japan in December 2009 and in North America in March 2010. SNK and Digital Eclipse will release a Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection for the PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC (via Steam) this fall.