SNK today announced that the arcade classic Samurai Shodown V Special will be coming to PS Vita & PS4 in North America and Europe in Summer 2017.
Samurai Shodown V Special is one of the most well-regarded SNK fighting games among the fighting game community and one of the most balanced games in the series, featuring both brand-new systems and an extra layer of polish on already existing mechanics.
With much less of a focus on combos and supers, victory in Samurai Shodown V Special at high level play will usually come down to using range and spacing to your advantage. There are a variety of systems and mechanics that have contributed to the game becoming a favorite among hardcore fighting game fans.
Here is a quick rundown of some of the most important systems:
- Sword gauge
A meter that directly affects how much damage you do. Any attack—even whiffs or blocked attacks—reduces the meter and the amount of damage you can do. It slowly regenerates to maximum when you are not attacking.
- Rage gauge
A staple in the Samurai Shodown series. Taking damage fills this meter and once at max and results in increased attack power along with other bonuses. A Rage Explosion command can also be used which can be used to push back your opponent and open up other possibilities.
- Weapon flipping attack
The super special move of Samurai Shodown V Special. It can be used while the Rage gauge is at max or during a Rage Explosion. The move will both deal significant damage to the opponent and disarm them.
- Concentration one
Only usable under certain conditions, this move will result in your opponent going into slow motion while you move at normal speed. Combined with the damaging Fatal Flash command that can only be used in this state, this command is perfect for staging last minute come-backs.
- Overkill moves
These are ultimate moves that can only be used once during a match against an opponent who is already on the ropes. Landing this move will result in your character executing the opponent with a brutal, visceral secret technique.
In collaboration with Code Mystics, Samurai Shodown V Special will feature new content such as online multiplayer, a Gallery mode with unlockable art, and trophy support. A playable beta of the game will be shown at SNK’s booth during EVO 2017.
Check out the Samurai Shodown V Special Teaser Trailer:
Via: PlayStation Blog