Samurai Shodown Gets New Launch Trailer and Full DLC Reveal

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Sharpen your swords and get ready because Samurai Shodown is here.

The team over at SNK have announced three new, completely original characters being added to the Samurai Shodown roster – Darli Dagger, Yashamaru Kurama and Xu Ruixiang.

SNK has also announced who the four characters are in the season 1 DLC pack. Rimururu, the cute but deadly sister of Nakoruru was announced at E3, but three other characters are heading to the game:


  • Basara – Equipped with his signature weapon the Togabitogoroshi.
  • Kazuki Kazama – Armed with the Suzaku blade which contains the trapped fire spirit Enja.
  • Wan-Fu – Wan-Fu has picked up a huge stone pillar this time around to crush his opponents into dust.

Samurai Shodown is available today on PS4, Xbox One and Switch, and the DLC characters will start releasing in August. The season pass is completely free if you purchase the game by June 30th.

We reviewed the game yesterday, saying:

“It’s not going to wow you with its fairly standard offering of content and modes, but Samurai Shodown gets it right where it matters the most: combat. Easy to pick up yet hard to master, Samurai Shodown has depth, and its responsive controls don’t put up a barrier between you and the character you’re controlling. If you’re a serious fighting game fan, you’ll get a lot out of Samurai Shodown. Those expecting the single player offerings of titles like Mortal Kombat 11 will be left disappointed though. Samurai Shodown just isn’t that type of fighting game.”

Check out the trailer below.