SNK Corp. this week said it will release Samurai Shodown to Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One in June.
In addition, the title will be released to Nintendo Co., Ltd.’s Nintendo Switch in Q4 and the PC at a to be determined release date.
The fighting title will utilize Unreal Engine 4 to build 3D characters on a 2D plane. Returning characters include Haohmaru, Nakoruru, Galford, Jubei Yagyu, Charlotte, Genjuro, Hanzo, Kyoshiro, Shiki, Tam Tam, Ukyo, Yoshitora, and Earthquake. Three characters are to be announced.
Trademark fight systems like the Rage Gauge, Rage Explosion and Sword Clash return, in addition to a new Super Special Move.
The final game will include Dojo Mode in which users fight an AI clone that learns player patterns from prior duels.