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Samurai Shodown V Special returns with bloodraged, uncensored fights

by Ron Duwell | July 17, 2017July 17, 2017 5:00 pm PDT

Well, this is one way to reintroduce us to a cult-classic. SNK’s often Japan-exclusive fighting series Samurai Shodown made a surprise appearance at EVO 2017 this past weekend, and the recently updated Samurai Shodown V brought along a new element to it.

Straight from Mortal Kombat’s playbook no less.

Samurai Shodown V Special adds a new, uncensored gore mode, which just gets really unsettling when you consider that the series has never been especially dark. Where as Mortal Kombat sees you committing gruesome murder on people who at least look like they deserve it, the bright, happy anime aesthetic in Samurai Shodown is just… weird.

Raunchy! Still, it’s nice to see that SNK is still kicking around after years of corporate shuffling, and the chance to play this elusive fighting game on modern consoles is a welcome treat.

Samurai Shodown V Special will be released for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in 2018.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...