Samurai Shodown Talk


Here’s a video of a couple of the better players in our SS5sp discord playing a couple matches. Notice how they use the Rage Explosion mechanic as sort of a “get off me” tactic. If you want to see more, beansprouts made this YouTube channel for 5sp matches and he’s picked some really great sets that show off the game.


Well some hints of Samurai Shodown 7 , also 2018 is Samurai Shodown 25th anniversary ya know. :slight_smile:

awaaaaa, they should release SSV Special already on PS4. it’s not like it has ggpo netcode so not sure why they bother beta testing it, I’m sure the netcode will be adequate for those that aren’t total whiners about lag, and it has single player and SNK quality a.i. challenge, so there would be no shortage of epic duels.


As much as I’d like to, I wouldn’t take her recent sketches as a hint toward SS7 ; ;. FG market is pretty damn saturated right now [or very soon will be], and it looks like they’re going all out with KOF with it’s shitty CGI animated series and all. But hey I’m just a pessimist.


Well even fighting genre oversaturation, more fighting games pour in anyways.

also, KOFXIV is confirmed to have underwhelming reception. maybe they made decent profit, maybe not, but it’s obvious that they can’t bank on KOF unless KOFXV generates a significant stronger reception, and of course they have to update the graphics further cause the PS2 graphics jokes were relentless towards KOFXIV, even after the graphics patch.

So KOF is back on the drawing board, while Samurai Shodown is still fresh and untested for a new gen game.
plus there’s nothing in the fighting genre today that matches Samurai Shodown style. well yes, there’s For Honor, but that’s not within the FGC’s biased preferences.

2.5D (or even 3D) Samurai Shodown could get a lot of interest, especially depending how high tier its graphics are (lets face it, graphics sell games before anything else)

SNK did say they have several projects, it makes sense for SS7 to be one of them if they really are in touch with the most potential franchises. Let’s be series, Garou/Fatal Fury can’t make KOF numbers (not even MOTW got the hype any of the KOFs received), neither would a new Art of Fighting.

Samurai Shodown has greater chance of becoming mainstream , especially if they go more MK route with it like uncensored SSVS(blood and gore sell).

and I’m miffed they still didn’t bother to bring Metal Slug Attack to PS4, that seems to add brand new unique playable characters.
they should do a Player Unknown BattleGrounds inspired 3D Metal Slug game.

well anyways, if SSV Special isn’t on PS4 and Vita within these next two weeks, I might flip a napkin or something.

Code Mystics hasn’t updated their twitter much. SNK like should market it more, even though it’s a port, it’s still a rare masterpiece.


Been playing SSVI on PS4 with my buddies, it is such a shitshow. Why is Rimururu so hard ;-;


It always makes me laugh this stupid way of thinking :rofl:


Hurray a response on Sep 2!! They say SNK will announce SSVS release date


We showed the trailer for SSV Special for PS4/Vita on the Manila Cup 2017 stream.

Sadly, no release date other than “Summer”.


Summer 2017 in Northern Hemisphere began on
Tuesday, June 20
and ends on
Friday, September 22
All dates are in Pacific Time.


So could be this month

Also, a new hint from SNK twitter regarding Samurai Shodown 7 possibly being their next esports fighting game being developed.

notice besides KOF characters, Haohmaru and Nakoruru have more Samurai Shodown style art, also Haohmaru was not in KOFXIV, and Nakoruru seems obviously a first step to promoting a new Samurai Shodown and promote Samurai Shodown brand in modern generation.
So either SSV Special and/or a SS7 could be planned to be their next promoted esports supported fighting game. and they did confirm they have several fighting game projects.


OH MY WAFFLES am I seeing things?

september 12, 2017


Someone in our 5sp discord posted a Twitter pic that makes it look like PS4 5sp will be coming out Tuesday. We’ll see I guess.

Either way, I’ve been messing with SS6 and it’s interesting. I don’t like it as much as 5sp but I’m having fun with it and I like the different grooves you can pick.

As for SS7, I’d be all over it as long as it doesn’t wind up being busted like most of the other Samsho games. Although even if it is, it could still be fun but I’d hope snkp would learn from previous times and do their due diligence as far as beta testing goes (protip: they won’t)


It’s finally releasing tommorrow!! the duels will be glorious!!


If I knew there would be a steady scene for it on PSN I’d buy a Vita for this. That’s of course assuming there’s be cross platform play, which I haven’t heard anything about. Either way, it’s great that more people are getting to play this game.

This is a couple matches between Dyne, an American top player, and Yoop, whos a fantastic Yunfei player:

And THIS, is a combo video showing some really crazy stuff that’s possible in 5sp:


Yea it has crossplay, at least that’s what I read.


Yeah I saw that too. I might pull the trigger…

Glad 5sp is out on legit sources now though


Practice mode has a glitch that doesn’t show the entire fatality finisher (or some say the glitch is practice thinks its always set to medium),
even with violence set to high and red blood on,

but other modes (including arcade and online) are fine and not censored. :slight_smile:


It’s probably not a glitch, it’s probably that they took practice mode from the AES version of the game that IS censored. The only totally uncensored version of the game is MVS Set 1 which is what the game is based on, but it didn’t have practice mode. So if I’m right, practice mode slips into “AES censored” mode because they didn’t fix the code.


Don’t agree with the music but:


Samurai Shodown V Special is a masterpiece!! the current ultimate Samurai Shodown game!! and now definitive edition is on PS4 and VIta!!