Newest Character Added to Samurai Shodown Appears to Be Fan Favorite Guilty Gear Character Baiken
SNK has officially announced that Samurai Shodown’s newest character is a collaboration with Guilty Gear and will be officially announced soon. In their tweet teasing the character, they unveiled a mysterious silhouette of a character from Guilty Gear and announced a trailer release date for the new character: “The SAMURAI SHODOWN Season Pass 3 GUILTY GEAR DLC character silhouette is here! Let’s rock! Tune into tomorrow’s character trailer to find out!”
The mystery Guilty Gear character will be the fourth and final character of Season Pass 3 for Samurai Shodown. So far, the current season pass has released Cham Cham, Hibiki Takane, and Shiro Tokisada Amakusa. Samurai Shodown is a fighting game set in Japan with a focus on weapon based combat.
The Guilty Gear character will be the fourth guest character to star in Samurai Shodown. The first three included appearances from Warden from Ubisoft’s For Honor and Hibiki Takane from Last Blade. Based on the silhouette, the mystery Guilty Gear appears to be fan favorite Baiken, who is a recurring character in the Guilty Gear franchise. It would make sense for the iconic Japanese samurai to be added to the Samurai Shodown game, as she even has the added benefit of being one of the most popular characters amongst Guilty Gear players.
In Guilty Gear, Baiken is a samurai who is known for her defensive fighting style. She has a variety of guard cancels while having weak offensive potential. It will be interesting to see how Samurai Shodown’s slow fighting style will incorporate Guilty Gear’s fast paced and aggressive combat.
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