Samurai Shodown (2019): Shizumaru Hisame Reveal Trailer & The King of Fighters XV Logo

SNK made sure to give its ardent fighting game fans some news worth celebrating at Evo 2019.

First up was a huge slate of reveals for 2019’s Samurai Shodown reboot. Gameplay was shown off for the game’s incoming DLC roster lineup, which includes Rimururu (releasing in August), Basara (releasing in October), Kazuki Kazama (releasing in November) and Wan-Fu (releasing in December). In a bit of surprising news, another returning Samurai Showdown combatant will be released as free DLC in 2019 – Samurai Shodown III’s Shizumaru Hisame (releasing in September). All of this news now means that a new DLC fighter will be added to Samurai Shodown for every month of the year.

Samurai Shodown 2019

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Samurai Shodown isn’t dying down come 2020, however. The second season of DLC characters was also announced – thanks to the game’s character popularity poll, SNK decided to select Samurai Shodown V’s Mina Majikina as the season’s first character. Four other franchise icons will join her throughout the year, although we don’t know the identities of those characters just yet.

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The final dose of fighting game news delivered by SNK at EVO 2019 was also pretty huge. Although we all knew that a new King of Fighters sequel was on the way, an official logo for the game was finally revealed. No official gameplay or release date details were given, however. All we know is that The King of Fighters XV is coming in the near future.

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