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Samurai Shodown

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During a panel at PAX East 2019, SNK unveiled Darli Dagger as a brand new playable character in this year’s Switch fighter Samurai Shodown. Two more roster announcements will be made in the future.

Darli Dagger is a sailor and a shipwright who was described as a “very powerful character”. She’s also a favorite within the development team.

Samurai Shodown is already confirmed to have several playable characters. They include Charlotte, Earthquake, Galford
Genjuro Kibagami, Hanzo Hattori, Haohmaru, Jubei Yagyu, Kyoshiro Senryo, Nakoruru, Shiki, Tam Tam, Ukyo Tachibana, and Yoshitora Tokugawa.

SNK will host a new live stream for Samurai Shodown next week, the company has announced. The event will be held on April 4 / April 5.

SNK isn’t saying much about what the stream entails, but refers to it as an “announcement event”. If you’re interested in watching, here’s when it’ll begin:

Various outlets have shared new footage from the upcoming Switch fighter Samurai Shodown. We’ve included a couple of gameplay videos below.

SNK and Athlon Games have announced that the new weapon-based fighter Samurai Shodown will be coming to Switch. The game is initially launching in June, but won’t be appearing on Nintendo’s console until Q4 2019.

Samurai Shodown is powered by Unreal Engine 4 and “reboots the classic 2D fighting game with beautiful new 3D graphics that retain the classic fantasy Samurai manga look of the series, while also bringing the series up-to-date with the latest cutting edge graphical standards.” Here’s some further information and a trailer: