Samurai Shodown pre-orders rewarded with free season pass

Revamped SNK fighter to release June 25

SNK has announced that its rebooted fighting game Samurai Shodown will release on June 25 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

A Nintendo Switch version will follow in the fourth quarter of 2019 and a PC version “at a later date”, it said.

Samurai Shodown is a prequel to the 1993 classic of the same name, featuring several modes including Story Mode, Training Mode, Online Play and the all-new Dojo Mode.

Dojo mode analyses players’ fighting styles in the offline battle modes in order to create an online “ghost” that replicates them.

Players can then take on their own AI-derived avatar for better insight into their own weaknesses, or download the ghost of a favourite player from the cloud.

“Dojo Mode has been a franchise aspiration for the team for some time now and an evolution to the fighting genre that we’re very proud of,” said SNK lead producer Yasuyuki Oda.

“Not only will it give players the opportunity to play against the ghosts of some of the best Samurai Shodown players in the world, but playing against your own ghost will prove an amazing tool to learn more about your own playstyle.”

SNK also announced on Tuesday that players who pre-order or buy the game on PSN, Xbox Live, or from any physical retailer will be able to download the season pass for free through the PlayStation Store or Xbox Live until June 30.