Showing posts with label SNK. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SNK. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Samurai Shodown 2019 for Consoles Out Now

Sword-based fighting game Samurai Shodown 2019 from SNK Corporation is now available on PS4 and Xbox One.

A much-awaited reboot to return to its legendary series roots, sword-based fighting game Samurai Shodown (2019) from developer/publisher SNK Corporation is launching today worldwide on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Not only has the title shifted from 2D graphics sprites to 3D animation renders but swordplay combat has been revamped as well. Most importantly, the franchise never disappoints when it comes to bring hardcore blood and gore on screen.

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Samurai Shodown 2019 for Consoles Out Now

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In an attempt to make players rely on precision and not on button mashing spree, "Combo" system has been removed. However, classic elements of Rage Gauge mechanic still allow you to inflict bonus attack damage on your opponents.

There is a Dojo Mode for players to hone their skills before jumping into any multiplayer matches. Through deep learning AI, a simulation can be created with your play style for a CPU-controlled "ghost" character to fight others online.

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Draw Your Blade

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Many fan-favorite characters including Charlotte, Galford, Hanzo Hattori, Haohmaru, Nakoruru and Ukyo Tachibana are returning with three promising newcomers Darli Dagger, Yashamaru Kurama and Wu Ruixiang are joining to its roster.

SNK has revealed names of four characters meant to arrive in Season 1 DLC pack that are Basara, Kazuki Kazama, Rimururu and Wan-Fu. Upon purchasing the game before June 30 gets you free access to Season Pass contents as pre-order bonus.

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Season 1 DLC Characters Pack

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In a recreation of 1993 original SamSho intro, a brand-new launch trailer is released focusing some key aspects.




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Take time to explore with different warriors and their unique playstyle to experience what made it so great. A Nintendo Switch release is currently due for Q4 2019 and PC platform will see launch probably sometime in early 2020.

Samurai Shodown assembles some deadly blade-wielding warriors in 2019 reboot to lead this weapon-based fighting series forward. Veteran series fans should be rejoiced to draw your blade once again after so long and embrace death with glory.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Fanatical SNK Classics Bundle 2019

Some of 90's greatest retro-styled games are now available in SNK Classics Bundle at Fanatical with up to 94% off!

If you have lived by the 90's era of arcades and were playing rigorously, chances are you have stumbled onto a couple of fighting games or run and gun titles at some point that are from Japanese video game company SNK Corporation.

Courtesy of online video game retailer Fanatical, some of their iconic games are currently available into one "SNK Classics Bundle", offering 6-8 great games packed into one for one insanely cheap price and will be up until June 9, 2019.

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Fanatical SNK Classics Bundle 2019

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This collection of classic retro games is accessible in two different tiers and comes with individual Steam keys for each to add to your library and starts from as low as $3.99 only in exchange for six unique titles from different genre.

Tier 1 kick starts with The King of Fighters XIII from popular fighting game series King of Fighters, which marks the final chapter of "Tales of Ash" Saga. KOF XIII competed as best fighting game of the year with games like Street Fighter IV.

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Next comes in line are Metal Slug X and Metal Slug 3 from side-scrolling shooter franchise Metal Slug. The Last Blade hails in as a successor of blade-wielding fighting game Samurai Shodown but features more combo-focused gameplay.

Another run and gun arcade favorite Shock Troopers makes the cut alongside scrolling shooter title Twinkle Star Sprites. All of these titles mentioned above only costs you a tiny price of $0.67 in average, which is 94% off on $61.94 worth of games.

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Tier 2 encourages you to spend just another buck by raising it to $4.99 for including Metal Slug and Metal Slug 2 into your cart. Leaving out early installments of Metal Slug would be a heinous crime considering Fanatical is giving them up so cheaply.

Although SNK has remained far in modern generation of gaming, their ageless classic titles are still gold for nostalgic gamers. For many out there, SNK Classics Bundle is instant buy because of the titles it includes and how incredibly low-price it is to claim.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Samurai Shodown 2019 Gameplay Overview

SNK is back to get players to "Embrace Death" once again with 2019 Samurai Shodown reboot.

Returning to their roots of blade-wielding fighting nearly a decade after, Samurai Shodown is the latest in legendary fighting game series by developer/publisher SNK that is scheduled to launch on 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Though it originally inspired a unique gameplay mechanics that allowed swordplay in genre of fighting games, a lot of that has changed somehow in its transition from 2D graphics to 3D animation renders over the years for better.

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Samurai Shodown 2019 Gameplay Overview

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SNK has dropped a new trailer today, which offers a better gameplay overview for this anticipated fighting game.




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As we mentioned about change in playing style, newest Samurai Shodown will deprive new and season players of "Combo", which is an intentional move by developers to gradually make you skilled in combat other than relying on button mashing.

In fact, relying on the latter and being impatient in a face-off can cost you dearly if you are not paying attention. So, learn from mistakes you made in each battle and hone on striking at a precise time to be far more effective in a fight.

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One core gameplay elements distinct to the franchise is Rage Gauge that gets heated up for each time you take a hit and when it is at max Rage, players get bonus attack damage for every single blow they can land on their opponent in a match.

Other than that and a Weapon Flipping Technique to disarm your rival, you can now deliver a Lightning Blade attack by performing Rage Explosion. Once used, it will take away your Rage Gauge and you are to survive with skillful moves.

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It looks like SNK has added a Dojo Mode for players to "git gud" before they go butting heads in multiplayer. Through a revolutionary deep learning AI, your play style will be analyzed from offline or story mode playthrough.

Thus, the game creates a simulation with your unique way of playing into a CPU-controlled "ghost" character. You can either send your ghost fighter into clouds to challenge other players or even go up against a top professional from around the world.

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Intense and Epic Battles

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Classic characters like Charlotte, Galford, Genjuro Kibagami, Hanzo Hattori, Haohmaru, Nakoruru and Shiki are making their return to the current roster alongside newcomers Darli Dagger, Wu-Ruixiang and Yashamaru Kurama.

Additional characters will be added via post-launch DLC and placing a pre-order for Samurai Shodown reboot before June 30 would offer you a free Season Pass. It gives you access to four playable DLC characters and Nakoruru Retro 3D costume over first six months.

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Over a decade may have changed a few aspects of the series but a heavy influence of Japanese culture remains intact in its core to unleash a new era of samurai warriors upon us once again with a brand-new installment.

Despite being a weapon-based fighting game series, Samurai Shodown always relied heavily on a plot and upcoming 2019 game is no different. Set prior to the events of Samurai Spirits from 1993, this reboot can become another hit for staying true to its heart.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown V Special Out Now

Fighting game ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown V Special from Hamster Corporation is now available on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One.

In spirit of upcoming Samurai Shodown series reboot, publisher Hamster Corporation is launching weapon-based fighting game ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown V Special for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One today.

Originally debuted on arcades back in April 2004, SSV Special is an upgraded version of its predecessor and ninth game of the series. ACA NeoGeo attempts to deliver all relatable gameplay elements and bring back that experience once again.

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ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown V Special Out Now

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Entire 28 fan-favorite noble warriors are returning to their fighting spirits and compete in duels to death. Concentration One Gauge, Fatal Flash and Rage Explosion mode are back as well as Overkill Move for finishing an opponent instantly.

Armed with skills and weapons to match, boss characters Gaoh Kyougoku Hinowanokami, Mizuki Rashojin, Shiro Tokisada Amakusa and Zankuro Minazuki are ready to clash with these returning characters decades later on modern consoles.

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Fabulous Sword Battles

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ACA NeoGeo titles tend to remain faithful to original iteration of each game and this masterpiece of fighting games deserved no less. This one is developed based off MVS arcade version of the game and not adapted from home editions.

Players being able to challenge anyone over the world now in ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown V Special take days experience to another level. Inclusion of difficulty and display settings with global leaderboards were necessary add-ons for the title.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Samurai Shodown 2019 Adds Three New Characters

Set to release on June for PS4 and Xbox, Samurai Shodown 2019 reveals three new fighters for newly rebooted title.

Newest Samurai Shodown game from developer SNK is scheduled to hit on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in June 27, 2019 is a reboot to named popular series of weapon-based fighting games but still embracing its long-established lore of past.

According to PAX East 2019 panel, players on Nintendo Switch and PC platforms have to wait some more to get their hands on this renowned Japanese franchise but a new trailer gives us an anticipating first-look of three new fighters announced earlier.

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Samurai Shodown 2019 Adds Three New Characters

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Before revealing the three new warriors, official Samurai Shodown trailer assembles series favorites for 2019.




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There is a quick display of previously confirmed characters like Charlotte, Earthquake, Galford, Genjuro Kibagami, Hanzo Hattori, Haohmaru, Jubei Yagyu, Kyoshiro Senryo, Nakoruru, Shiki, Tam Tam, Ukyo and Yoshitora Tokugawa once more.

Then three newcomers Darli Dagger, Wu-Ruixiang and Yashamaru Kurama are presented to audience with very scarce details on their background but showcasing their fierce battle moves in enigmatic fashion and they are quite impressive.

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Darli is a female shipbuilder wielding a saw-toothed giant blade with an equally large handle and a master of many tools. Ruixiang can summon divine beasts by using a Dragoncaller Compass at times and loyally serves Qing dynasty.

Yashamaru apparently is lead protagonist of new Samurai Spirits title and is a fallen samurai himself. Aside from his blade, he is able to command and manipulate wind in combat other than employing Kurama-ryū Heihō style of fighting.

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Legendary Samurai Warriors Return

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Fans are obviously familiar with over-dramatic tone of fighting opponents and spilling their blood all over are old traits that SNK reinvents by shifting from 2D animation style to 3D for a more modern approach to the legendary fighting game.

Summer 2019 couldn't come any sooner for an all-new return of Samurai Shodown and we are excited just as much as many series fans. However, it remains to be seen whether or not we get a new final boss character this time or someone from past returns.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Samurai Shodown 2019 Release Date

Upcoming rebooted Samurai Shodown game is coming to PS4 and Xbox One in June, followed by a Switch and PC release later.

Carrying an entire generation worth of reputation in making legendary fighting game series like Art of Fighting, Fatal Fury and King of Fighters, developer SNK is marking their return to the genre with newest installment of Samurai Shodown in 2019.

Back in September 2018, there was only a brief teaser where it was titled as Samurai Spirits and there were no official release date or any select platforms. However, those queries are all answered today at PAX East 2019 with another trailer.

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Samurai Shodown 2019 Release Date

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Witness a rebooted era of Samurai Shodown sword fighting franchise in a newly unleashed PAX trailer shown below.




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A weapon-based fighting game series that never shy away from spilling rush of blood from its fighter characters, there are certain deadly moves in the game that can execute your opponents depending on specific conditions.

Above shown gameplay moments are only a few samples from a hands-on demo and currently, 16 characters are planned for launch. On taking damage, players would fill up a Rage Gauge to power up certain attacks at some point.

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Fan-Favorite Samurai Warriors

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Initially, the game is arriving on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles this June and then would see Nintendo Switch release in Q4 2019. According to official announcement, PC platform launch will happen at a later date and that could also be in 2020.

Contrary to what we believed earlier about the game being set in the aftermath of Samurai Shodown V Special, this rebooted title chronologically takes place in between 18th century time period of Samurai Shodown V and the very first game.

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Earthquake, Shiki and Tam Tam Returns

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During their teaser trailer unveiling, characters like Haohmaru and couple other fan-favorites were confirmed to return in 2019. Other than three newcomers to be revealed on a later date, Earthquake, Jubei Yagyu, Shiki, Tam Tam and Yoshitora Tokugawa has joined the roster.

Judging by modern day trend, SNK is most probably open to include additional characters through post-launch DLC. It recreates the same old manga inspired looks of favorite series regulars from original 2D designs and rendered them in polished 3D graphics.

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Samurai Shodown 2019 Newcomers

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Heading for a less combo-focused gameplay and looking to emphasize on delivering well placed fatal blow on opponent is taking it to a new direction. Super Special Move is limited to one per match and that makes things more interesting.

Returning to its roots by implementing many core aspects while adding new gameplay elements for modern consoles, Samurai Shodown can perhaps bring SNK back to its glory days once again when it finally launched to all available platforms.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Comes to PS4

Archiving a golden age of gaming, SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is coming out for PS4 on March 19.

After launching a definitive collection of some of the great video games from arcade era as SNK 40th Anniversary Collection on November 2018 for Nintendo Switch, these classic retro titles are now heading towards PlayStation 4.

While setting to sail for PS4 on March 19, 2019, the bundle features a wide-array of artwork and rare promotional assets available in high-definition and nostalgic fans are sure to appreciate them for their sentimental values.

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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Comes to PS4

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A compilation like this takes a lot of curating and research before they are all jammed into one. All the SNK titles are put together by developer Digital Eclipse, who previously worked on Mega Man Legacy Collection and the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection.

Since most of the games are from SNK years before they moved over to Neo Geo system, they do not have the edge games like The King of Fighters or Samurai Shodown had in later days. However, some of these picks are of historical importance in terms of the medium.

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Dive Into Museum Mode

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Another thing the studio mastered is the functionality of the Loop Lever joystick and although they are not playable in original format, their target was to replicate the experience as close to the original hardware.

Entire Museum Mode is dedicated to miscellaneous concept art section for these retro classics like Ikari Warriors, Psycho Soldier and Prehistoric Isle. SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is a blessing for players who cannot find these games for modern consoles and we really are thankful.

Monday, September 10, 2018

New Samurai Shodown Game Revealed

SNK is releasing a brand new title from their fighting game series Samurai Shodown in 2019 for PlayStation 4.

After a rumor of SNK to reveal their next game for some time over social media, we know now that it is going to be a new installment of popular sword fighting game franchise Samurai Shodown, currently revealed as Samurai Spirits.

Therefore, we should note that this game originally used to be called by the same name in Japan when it originally released back in 1993. Obviously this is a total revamp of the fan-favorite series after a decade and at this time; they are planning to release the title in 2019.

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New Samurai Shodown Game Revealed

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A brand-new teaser trailer came along to herald the return of an iconic arcade fighting classic in an all-new avatar.




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Opening of the teaser clip suggests that Samurai Shodown is still attached to its roots of 18th-century feudal Japan and Samurai Spirits is set in the year 1787, which means the premise of the game takes place following the events of Samurai Shodown V Special.

Then the narration is suddenly interrupted by legendary series protagonist and skilled swordsman Haohmaru as he slashes though the screen first and then unsheathes his katana on his opponents, taking them all down one by one.

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That insane rush of blood squirting from your opponents with each blow of your samurai warrior is pure nostalgia factor and each character sprites are now rendered into more realistic 3D graphics using the powerful Unreal Engine.

The latest fighting game to employ the same engine is Dragon Ball FighterZ and we cannot complain about the outcome. Aside from Haohmaru, characters like Charlotte, Galford, Genjuro Kibagami, Kyoshiro Senryo, Hanzo Hattori, Nakoruru and Ukyo Tachibana are also confirmed.

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Terrific Gameplay Visuals

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We don't have enough details on hand about the game yet but we do know that it is initially headed towards PlayStation 4. While we are not sure about a PC release, announcement for Nintendo Switch and Xbox One version may come out later.

The last game from the series was Samurai Shodown: Sen from 2008 and the non-canonical release Samurai Shodown Anthology in 2009. The idea of bringing back one of their classics after the launch of SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy will definitely make the fans happy.