Samurai Shodown V Special releases on the PlayStation 4 and Vita tomorrow, and SNK wants you to keep this fighting game on your radar. Costing $14.99, Samurai Shodown V will have both cross buy and cross play. The game will also have some other additions, like a gallery and, of course, a trophy list.
Here is the launch trailer for Samurai Shodown V Special:
SNK also goes into detail of some of Samurai Shodown V’s mechanics via the PlayStation.Blog:
Deflect: This move will deflect most normal moves besides kicks, low attacks, and overheads. A successful parry will leave your opponent open for a counter-attack. This is a key strategy in high-level play as an opponent can quickly turn the tables on you if you carelessly attack. However, it does have a recovery animation on a miss, so it cannot be carelessly spammed either.
Blade Catch: One mechanic that players will quickly realize is that the Weapon Flipping Techniques that are possible to use with a full Rage meter will send your opponent’s weapon flying if they land. This obviously puts the disarmed player at a huge disadvantage but this simple command can actually be used to catch your opponent’s blade and disarm them as well, leveling the playing field.
Special Movement: The D button (Special) in Samurai Shodown V Special is used for a variety of actions, including some very important dodges and movement options. In a game where every single hit means a lot of damage, these movement options are all the more important.
Suicide: This mechanic basically forfeits the current round. This may seem like a completely useless mechanic at first, but it does have its uses in high level play. This ties into the Rage mechanic which increases your damage substantially before its timer runs out. That buff and timer will actually carry over to the next round, so if it looks like you are going to lose a round while still having a full Rage meter, you can then use this suicide mechanic to quickly forfeit that round and start the next one with an advantage.
Samurai Shodown V Special will release September 12 (tomorrow!) on the PlayStation 4 and Vita.