Great news for fans of SNK’s great 2019 fighter Samurai Shodown. The one-year exclusivity deal with Epic Games Store is coming to an end, which means that the tense fighting title will finally launch on the Steam platform June 19. In addition, that same day will see the launch of a brand new DLC character: The notorious Shiro Tokisada Amakusa.
Amakusa is a recurring villain in the SamSho universe, having featured in numerous iterations in the decades-long series. Amakusa is a loose interpretation of a legendary revolutionary who was executed in Japan in the late-1600s after leading a band of Catholic followers in an attempt to overthrow the Shogunate. The SamSho iteration of Amakusa started out as an evil, power-hungry monster, but the lore has since pushed a “dual-personality” slant, with two independent spirits battling for dominance of Amakusa’s soul.
Shiro Tokisada Amakusa will be the third of Samurai Shodown‘s Season Pass 3 characters, following on from the recent releases of Cham Cham and Hibiki Takane. The fourth and final character will be a Guilty Gear guest star and is expected to arrive this summer. Samurai Shodown is a fine fighting title, unlike much else on the market, and hopefully the upcoming Steam release will open the reboot up to new audiences.
Source: Destructoid Samurai Shodown hits Steam June 14, Shiro Tokisada Amakusa joining roster