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Samurai Shodown, known in Japan as Samurai Spirits (サムライスピリッツ), is the first game of the Samurai Shodown series. It is the third game of the official chronology, succeeding Samurai Shodown (2019).

The game is set in the late 18th century, in the Edo period, and all the characters wield white weapons. The game uses comparatively authentic music from the time period, rife with sounds of traditional Japanese instruments, such as the shakuhachi and shamisen, and a refined version of the camera zoom first found in Art of Fighting. True to its use of bladed weapons, the game also included copious amounts of blood.

The game quickly became renowned for its fast pace, focused more on quick, powerful strikes than the combos. As to emphasize the distinction of this gameplay system, slow motion was added to intensify damage dealt from hard hits. Also during a match, a referee held flags representing each player (player 1 was white; player 2 red). When a player landed a successful hit, the referee would lift the corresponding flag, letting everyone watching know who dealt the blow. To lessen the repetition of fights, a delivery man running in the background threw items such as chicken (that healed) or bombs, which could significantly change the outcome of a play.

The cast of characters, like many other fighting games of its time, spanned from fighters across the globe, allowing a wide range of weaponry open for the players' enjoyment.


What's new on SNK Wiki

July 2024

More details about Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves and the announcement of the DLC character (s) for The King of Fighters XV will be revelead in a developer panel on EVO 2024, in July 19 (Link)

June 2024

The King of Fighters All Star' will end its services on October 30, 2024 (Link)
SNK opens its division in Singapore, called SNK Games Singapore, expanding its global reach (Link)
A new special DLC character (s) for The King of Fighters XV will be revealed at EVO 2024 (Link)
B. Jenet and the newcomer Vox Reaper are officially confirmed in Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves
Terry Bogard and Mai Shiranui are confirmed in Capcom's game Street Fighter 6 (Link)

April 2024

Marco Rodrigues is officially confirmed in Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves (Link)
SNK pays condolences to the victims, families and people affected by the earthquake in Taiwan (Link)
SNK updated their official websites (Link)

March 2024

Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves will be released in Early 2025. Tizoc, Hotaru Futaba and the newcomer Preecha appear in the Official Trailers (Link)
SNK and Arika announces collaboration to release and develop old IPs (Link)

February 2024

The King of Fighters XV is confirmed as a mainline title for EVO 2024 (Link)

December 2023

The King of Fighters XV is confirmed as a mainline title for EVO Japan 2024 (Link)

November 2023

A fan translation for Shinsetsu Samurai Spirits: Bushidō Retsuden was released (Link)

October 2023

SNK launches the “SNK Universe Project” to spread the appeal of its IPs worldwide. Exhibiting at New York Comic Con with Shueisha XR and Special movie will be shown in MANGA DIVE format (Link)
The final open beta of Samurai Shodown (2019) rollback netcode will be available from October 12 (Link)
Hinako Shijo is confirmed as a DLC character for The King of Fighters XV (Link)

September 2023

The third open beta of the rollback netcode for The King of Fighters XIII Global Match will be available from October 3 to 9 (Link)
SNK Wiki reaches the mark of 5000 pages!

August 2023

Samurai Shodown (2019) releases its version for iOS & Android, through Netflix Games (Link)
SNK announces a new divison in Singapore, under the name SNK GAMES SINGAPORE (Link)
The rollback netcode for Samurai Shodown (2019) will be available in September, 2023 (Link)
The new Fatal Fury instalment will be called City of the Wolves (Link)
Duo Lon is confirmed as a DLC character for The King of Fighters XV (Link)
The King of Fighters XIII Global Match, with rollback netcode, will be released in November 16, 2023 (Link)

July 2023

The second open beta of the rollback netcode for The King of Fighters XIII Global Match will be available from July 31 to August 6 (Link)

June 2023

The East Asia Open Tournament for The King of Fighters XV will occurs in July 9 (Link)
The crossplay of The King of Fighters XV is released in June 20, along with Goenitz's launch (Link)
The second open beta of Samurai Shodown (2019) rollback netcode will be available from June 13 to 20 (Link)
The first open beta of the rollback netcode for The King of Fighters XIII Global Match will be available from June 5 to 11 (Link)

May 2023

Samurai Shodown (2019) has its rollback netcode postponed to late Summer 2023. A new open beta test will be announced in June 2023 (Link)

April 2023

The open beta of the crossplay for The King of Fighters XV will be available from April 27 to 30 (Link)
Goenitz is confirmed as a free DLC character in The King of Fighters XV (Link)
Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard and Joe Higashi are officially confirmed in the new Garou game (Link)
The King of Fighters XIII will receive a Global Match version, with rollback netcode, for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch ([1] Link)

March 2023

SNK Wiki reaches the mark of 4000 pages!
A new demo of The King of Fighters XV will be available next to the EVO Japan 2023. Shun'ei, Meitenkun, Benimaru Nikaido, Kyo Kusanagi, Iori Yagami, Chizuru Kagura, Terry Bogard, Chris, Ryo Sakazaki, Athena Asamiya, Mai Shiranui, Isla, Dolores, Heidern and Kula Diamond are the characters available (Link)
SNK leaves its famous headquarters in Esaka after 35 years (Link)
SNK release its The King of Fighters XV Japan League, an official Japanese league with 16 top players (Link)

February 2023

The King of Fighters XV is confirmed as a mainline title for EVO 2023 (Link)
SNK will release a Special Program about the EVO Japan 2023. Haruna Ikezawa (Athena Asamiya's voice actress) and Sarah Emi Bridcutt (Blue Mary's voice actress) will be the hosts (Link)

January 2023

Sylvie Paula Paula, Najd and two unknown characters are confirmed as DLC characters in The King of Fighters XV (Link)
The King of Fighters XV is confirmed as a mainline title for EVO Japan 2023 (Link)

November 2022

The King of Fighters XV is nominated for "Best Fighting Game" in The Game Awards 2022 (Link)

October 2022

The mobile games Metal Slug Defense and Metal Slug Attack will ends their support services in 2023
SNK announces its Regional Bouts, an online tournament, with phases in Southeast Asia, Middle East, North America, Latin America, East Asia, Brazil and Europe (Link)

August 2022

A new Garou/Fatal Fury game is in production (Link)
The Samurai Team, formed by Haohmaru, Nakoruru and Darli Dagger, is confirmed as the fourth DLC team for The King of Fighters XV. Shingo Yabuki and Kim Kaphwan also are confirmed as solo DLC characters, along with the second DLC season of the game and crossplay for all platforms (Link)
Samurai Shodown (2019) will receive rollback netcode in Spring of 2023 (Link)


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