Samurai Shodown for PS4 & XB1 – Iza! Jinjō ni shōbu!
PlayStation®4, Xbox™One Ι Genre: Samurai Action
Commonly renowned as samurai movies; the chanbara film genre is one of the most long-living popular ones since the dawn of cinema. All have started with Jitsuroku Chūshingura directed by Shōzō Makino and released in 1921. This silent movie was based on the classic story of the 47 rōnin, and their attempt to avenge the death of the daimyō Naganori Asano. Since that fateful year; entertainment industry exploited the “sword fighting” genre in thousands of different ways; not only in movies, but also in anime, theatre performances, books, and video games. Thanks to deep emotional heroic stories, and unique brave characters; chanbara has also influenced the western movie industry. Titles like The Magnificent Seven, A Fistful of Dollars or Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai are masterpieces in which the so-called Japanese Soul enter into the lives of charming anti-heroes who are ready to sacrifice themselves to help the last ones.
Actors like Sonny Chiba, Tomisaburo Wakayama, and the legendary Toshirō Mifune; introduced all these great samurai stories to the general public, not only in Japan but also abroad. From a gaming side; opuses like Onimusha, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Samurai Warriors, and many other legendary titles bring all the epicness of classic samurai tales to new generations, but in this crowded world there’s only one series who can let you give an astonishing fighting experience: Samurai Shodown!
Appeared in 1993 on Neo-Geo MVS; Samurai Shodown is a 1-vs-1 fighting game in which a bunch of swordmen from all around the world reaches the Land of the Rising Sun to stop the evil influence of Shiro Tokisada Amakusa; a demon determined to use his dark powers the conquer all the earthly kingdoms. Haohmaru, Galford, Kyoshiro Senryo, Nakoruru, and Earthquake are actual superstars who have appeared also in anime, and an uncountable number of gadgets. So far, 11 episodes have been released through the years covering the period between 1786 and 1811, but to the delight of all old and new fans; finally, SNK has released a new chapter: Samurai Shodown for PS4, and XB1!
In 1787; despite the tragic Tenmei Era is near to the end Japan is still gripped by extreme poverty, famine, and woe. But a new threat is rising filling the air with even more pain, and its name is Lady Shizuka. Spreading a dark aura around her; she wants one only thing, destroy the whole planet, and all the living beings who inhabit it… To prevent this mass extinction; the new Shogun counselour Matsudaira Sadanobu gathered the most powerful warriors from the four corners of the world. Familiar faces like Tam Tam, Shiki, Hanzo Hattori, Ukyo Tachibana, and Genjuro Kibagami will join their forces with the brand new aspiring saviors Yashamaru Kurama, Darli Dagger & Wu-Ruixiang in the ultimate battle for the Earth!
Featuring an absolutely wonderful graphics, a hectic gameplay worth of the glorious Neo-Geo era, plus a revamped AI system which learn from player’s gameplay style; Samurai Shodown for PS4 and XB1 is both a turning point in the fighting game genre and a must-have title for all those who want to try something spectacular.
Legends don’t die so easily, and these 16 legendary superstars of this new installment are ready to fight with all their might for the sake of all the living beings digitally or physically!
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