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Samurai Shodown received a new update this week, bringing the game to version 2.00. Aside from adding Gongsun Li as a free DLC character and implementing fixes, several character adjustments were implemented.

The full patch notes are as follows:

Dengeki held a live stream for Samurai Shodown this week to show off Gongsun, a free DLC character for the game. Watch the full recording below.

Samurai Shodown, along with the Gongsun DLC, is out now on Switch.

King of Fighters R-2, originally a Neo Geo Pocket Color game, launched this week on Switch. Find some footage in the video below.

King of Fighters R-2 and Samurai Shodown! 2 (standalone release) are already available for Switch in Japan. For those in the west, fans will be happy to hear that the two titles will be launching tomorrow. They should be going live following the regular eShop update.

King of Fighters R-2 and Samurai Shodown! 2 are both from the Neo Geo Pocket Color era. They launched way back in 1999.


King of Fighters R-2, a fighting game from the Neo Geo Pocket Color era, was confirmed for Switch during the New Game+ Expo earlier this summer. It was originally expected sometime in July, though the month just went by without any updates from SNK.

The good news is that King of Fighters R-2 has actually just released – well, in Japan that is. It’s out now on the Japanese eShop, though we’re still waiting for the game in the west. It’s possible that we could end up seeing it in North America and Europe after the regular store update tomorrow.

Just a few days ago, Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection was made available on Switch. Have a look at some footage in the video below.

Samurai Showdown will have a third Season Pass, SNK announced during a Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable live stream today. Specifics regarding upcoming characters were not revealed.

Samurai Shodown Season Pass 2 featured Mina Majikina, Sogetsu Kazama, Iroha, and Warden. Gongsun Li from Honor of Kings is also coming up as a free DLC character on August 5.

SNK previously teased that a representative from Tencent’s mobile game Honor of Kings would be added to Samurai Shodown as a DLC character. Today, the company revealed that the roster inclusion is Gongsun Li.

Players can get their hands on Gongsun Li, who will be completely free, starting on August 5. View a trailer for the character below.

SNK has announced that a new DLC character from Honor of Kings is joining Samurai Shodown. Honor of Kings was made by Tencent, and originally released on mobile back in 2015.

SNK is keeping quiet on the exact identity of the character. However, we do have a silhouette above.


Following today’s announcement that Warden from For Honor is joining Samurai Shodown as the final Season 2 character, SNK showed off the roster addition during the New Game+ Expo broadcast. View the full recording below.