SNK revealed on Friday that its new Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits) game will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Japan on June 27. The Nintendo Switch and PC versions will follow in winter 2019. The arcade version of the game will debut this summer.
The official YouTube channel for Samurai Shodown also began streaming a new character trailer. The video reveals three new playable fighters: Darli Dagger, Wu-Ruixiang, and Yashamaru Kurama. The video confirms that the game will launch for PS4 and Xbox One in the West in June.
SNK is developing the game using Unreal Engine 4. The game will have Japanese audio with subtitles in English, Japanese, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Korean, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Pan-American Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.
The game will be set between the events of the original game and Samurai Shodown V. The game's fighters will include the following characters from previous games in the franchise: Haōmaru, Nakoruru, Earthquake, Galford, Hanzo Hattori, Tam Tam, Kyoshiro Senryo, Jubei Yagyu, Ukyo Tachibana, Charlotte, Genjuro Kibagami, Shiki, and Yoshitora Tokugawa. More characters will debut after the game's launch as DLC.
The fighting game series launched in 1993. The most recent game in the franchise, Samurai Shodown: Sen, launched for arcades in April 2008. The game later received a release for Xbox 360 in Japan in December 2009 and in North America in March 2010.
Sources: SNK's Samurai Shodown livestream, Samurai Shodown game's YouTube channel via Gematsu