Samurai Shodown returns with a brand new 4K Ultra HD video game on Xbox One

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In a bit of a surprise, a brand new Samurai Shodown video games is now available to play on Microsoft’s Xbox One consoles.

The Samurai Shodown video games are fighting games that got their start back in 1993 with the debut of the original Samurai Shodown. Its sequel, Samurai Shodown II (1994), was the first game in the series to launch on an Xbox console though it wasn’t until Samurai Shodown V in 2003 that a second game in the series was available to play for Xbox gamers.

2008’s Samurai Shodown: Edge of Destiny got a launch on the Xbox 360 and this latest title, which goes simply by Samurai Shodown, will be the first on the Xbox One.

While having the same name as the original Samurai Shodown video game, this latest entry in the franchise features an original storyline that’s set before the events of the first game and has a roster of old and new playable characters.

Samurai Shodown will also play in 4K Ultra HD when played on an Xbox One X console and supports online multiplayer matches for up to 10 players.

Here’s the official game description:

A brand new SAMURAI SHODOWN game takes aim for the world stage! SAMURAI SHODOWN has enjoyed worldwide success as a blade-wielding fighting game series since its first release in 1993. 11 years have passed since the last series instalment, and it is now time for SAMURAI SHODOWN to return in a brand-new game featuring high-end visuals and gameplay! Faithfully reproducing the game mechanics and atmosphere that contributed to the success of the series, SAMURAI SHODOWN includes a revolutionary feature that learns players’ game actions and patterns in order to create CPU-controlled “ghost” characters. With its story set one year before the very first instalment, warriors and combatants from various backgrounds and with their own goals are about to battle to fulfil their destinies!

  • Carrying on the Legacy: The new game aims to bring the same tense and exhilarating battles that the series is known for. Intense and epic battles are back!
  • Evolving the Presentation: Using the power of UNREAL ENGINE 4, the series is able to achieve a level of detail never before seen for a totally new visual experience!
  • A Revolutionary new AI system: Using revolutionary Deep Learning AI, the game will learn from player tactics and create Ghost characters which players around the globe can share and fight against.

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