The “Who’s That Pokémon?” of Fighters
Recently, SNK teased a crossover between their fighting game Samurai Shodown and Tencent’s Honor of Kings. They are planning to have a character from Honor of Kings show up as free Samurai Shodown DLC sometime in the near future. A month ago, the two companies began a collaboration campaign for this upcoming character, but their partnership goes back a few years earlier. Honor of Kings has featured SNK characters Mai Shiranui from Fatal Fury and King of Fighters, as well as Haohmaru from Samurai Shodown. Now, the crossover heads back to Samurai Shodown with one of Honor of Kings’ own.
The most recent tease of this DLC does not outright show the character crossing the series, but there are enough clues that fans believe they know who will be showing up in Samurai Shodown. Players of Honor of Kings have settled on the conclusion that the ADC type character GongSun Li is the mystery character. The silhouette of the character shows them carrying something across their back, which could be an umbrella, like GongSun Li carries. There are also maple leaves all over the image, which GongSun Li is also connected with, but as a Canadian, I don’t see the connection. One discrepancy with this character is that the image clearly says, “Soon, a new warrior will take up the sword!”, which GongSun Li is not known for wielding.
Surely, SNK and Tencent will officially reveal this free DLC character soon and we shall see if this guess is correct. Samurai Shodown is available now for PC, Stadia, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.
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