SNK CORPORATION is proud to announce the Steam release of the weapon-based fighter SAMURAI SHODOWN on June 14th, 2021. Additionally, the third character in the Season Pass 3 DLC set, SHIRO TOKISADA AMAKUSA, will also release on the same day. SNK has also announced another team for the upcoming THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV, with TEAM ART OF FIGHTING, consisting of Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia and King, returning to the main series after 21 years.
SAMURAI SHODOWN, which has been enjoyed by players across the globe on PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S. Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Stadia and the Epic Games Store, is now making its way to Steam on June 14th. On the same day, the third character from Season Pass 3 also joins the fray both on PC and consoles.
SHIRO TOKISADA AMAKUSA appeared in the very first SAMURAI SHODOWN game as the final boss back in 1993. Their menacing legacy has made an impact on the series as they’ve also appeared in SAMURAI SHODOWN III (1995), SAMURAI SHODOWN IV: AMAKUSA’S REVENGE (1996) and SAMURAI SHODOWN V SPECIAL (2004). Now, the boss that defined the series has returned to SAMURAI SHODOWN.
Season Pass 3 characters CHAM CHAM and HIBIKI TAKANE are already available, with the fourth character, a fighter from GUILTY GEAR, appearing later this year.
SNK has also introduced another team for the upcoming THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV, with its own story and endings. TEAM ART OF FIGHTING reunites Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia and King, who have not been on the same team since KOF 2000, 21 years ago.
Ryo is the son and entrusted owner of Takuma Sakazaki’s dojos for the Kyokugenryu school of Karate. As a child, Ryo spent his time training his body and eventually became so powerful that he was nicknamed The Invincible Dragon. Naturally, he is extremely strong-willed and will spare no effort getting things done. Even to this day, he continues to train himself to his maximum potential.
Robert is the assistant instructor at Ryo’s dojo. Legitimate heir of the Garcia Foundation in Italy, Robert joined the Kyokugenryu dojo against the wishes of his father and quickly became Ryo’s best friend and training partner. Robert excels at kick attacks with his long legs. Robert also has not-so-secret feelings for Ryo’s sister, Yuri.
King’s fighting style is her own form of Muay Thai. She’s the owner of the bar Illusion, and her tall stature allows for her legs to really pack a punch. She joins team ART OF FIGHTING thanks to Ryo’s invitation.
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