Thursday1st Jun 2023
Rollback the rollback
Just in case you had forgotten (because we certainly did), Samurai Shodown was meant to be getting a significant update this spring. Said update would implement rollback netcode, supposedly fixing the game's somewhat shoddy performance when fighting online against other players. SNK's samurai slasher is really good fun, but...
Saturday6th Aug 2022
Sho how it's done
When Samurai Shodown was revived with a brand new game on PS4 in the summer of 2019, fans of SNK's long standing series were understandably excited. The fighter was met with positive reviews, and there was a buzz about the franchise for the first time in decades. However, the intense title was massively let down by its netcode,...
Thursday30th Jul 2020
Gongsun Li, apparently
The next DLC character for Samurai Shodown has been announced, and frankly, we don't have a clue who she is. The umbrella-wielding warrior is apparently named Gongsun Li, and she's fresh out of Chinese mobile title Honor of Kings. Fair enough. The good news is that you don't really have to know what Gongsun Li's about because...
Tuesday23rd Jun 2020
Bushido x Chivalry
As predicted, the next DLC character for Samurai Shodown is the Warden from Ubisoft's For Honor. The claymore-wielding warrior looks exactly as you'd expect, with broad swings and destructive blows being the foundation for his fighting style. The Warden even has a catapult-based super move, which is cool. If you're eager to try...
Monday22nd Jun 2020
Armour won't help you here
SNK has teased the next DLC character for Samurai Shodown, and... Well, it appears to be the Warden from Ubisoft's multiplayer melee-'em-up, For Honor. The silhouette provided by the publisher lines up pretty much perfectly with the official For Honor render of the Warden, so unless SNK's somehow nicked the outline for a...
Monday5th Aug 2019
Plus a surprise and trailer for Season 1
Samurai Shodown's first season of DLC hasn't even started yet, but SNK has already confirmed that the intense weapon-based fighting game is getting a Season 2. Confirmation arrives fresh from Evo 2019 via the trailer that we've embedded above. Season 2 will begin in 2020, and it'll include Mina Majikina, who...
Monday1st Jul 2019
No, you don't need the game
If there's even the slightest chance that one day, you might go ahead and buy Samurai Shodown, then we'd definitely recommend heading over to the PlayStation Store and claiming the game's season pass for free. Contrary to previous reporting, you don't actually have to buy the game to get the season pass. Simply find it on...
Tuesday25th Jun 2019
Samurai Shodown is out today on PlayStation 4, and if you haven't already seen our review, it comes highly recommended. As is the case with most fighting games these days, SNK's latest has a season pass that promises additional characters, but in a rather refreshing twist, they've been revealed well before they start releasing later...
Thursday16th May 2019
Samurai Shodown has a confirmed release date on PlayStation 4, and as promised, the series makes its return in time for Evo 2019. The slick looking fighter launches on the 25th June in both North America and Europe -- but that's not all! In what's quite an interesting move, if you buy Samurai Shodown before the 30th June -- whether...
Friday5th Apr 2019
Including the 3 newbies
Due out this summer, Samurai Shodown on PlayStation 4 will have 16 playable characters at launch, and you can see every one of them in the game's latest trailer. The three new challengers, Darli Dagger, Wu-Ruixiang, and Yashamaru Kurama, all look pretty cool. Are you hyped for the return of Samurai Shodown? Try not to spill...
Monday25th Mar 2019
Ready your blade
Announced as a main game for Evo 2019, which takes place in August, we already knew that Samurai Shodown would have to launch a decent amount of time before the big event. The good news is that seems to be the case, as SNK has slapped a June release window on the upcoming PlayStation 4 instalment. This should give players at least...
Wednesday27th Feb 2019
That's the spirit
The release window for the new Samurai Shodown game coming to PS4 just got a little less vague. The title is now due to arrive in "early Summer", and it's getting a simultaneous worldwide launch. What's more, SNK's released a new gameplay trailer. It's a short one, clocking in at just under a minute, but it gives you some idea of...
Wednesday5th Dec 2018
We'd almost forgot about the new Samurai Shodown game that SNK has in development. Announced as Samurai Spirits back in September, the game was quickly confirmed for a PlayStation 4 release in 2019 -- and now we have a more specific time frame courtesy of the publisher's latest investor meeting. SNK is aiming for the second quarter of next...
Monday10th Sep 2018
Uses Unreal Engine 4
SNK has announced a brand new Samurai Shodown game built using Unreal Engine 4. Its working title is Samurai Spirits, as that's the name of the series in Japan. It's due to slice open PlayStation 4 at some point next year. All we have to go on right now is the brief announcement trailer that we've embedded above, but...