Galford and good girl Poppy are back in Samurai Shodown

One Man and His Dog

SNK has released the new character trailer for their upcoming sword and sorcery fighter Samurai Shodown. This week sees the return of two of the franchise most memorable characters, All-American ninja Galford and his faithful doge companion, Poppy.

First appearing in the original Samurai Shodown, I distinctly remember how cool and unique it felt to have a fighting game character accompanied by an animal, who could be used in a number of special attacks. Even today, it’s remains a great concept and, as we can see in the new trailer, Poppy is still up for the ruck whenever she is called for in battle.

Galford, the son of a sheriff, traveled to Japan after his father’s murder, learning the art of the ninja in order to become a strong defender of the people. One of SamSho’s few western characters, Galford is a strong believer in truth and justice, honouring the traits that made his father such a distinctive lawman. It’s great to see Galford and Poppy return in this new release, which is currently shaping up to be a fantastic-looking fighter.

Samurai Shodown launches on June 25 for PS4 and Xbox One. PC and Nintendo Switch ports will follow this Winter.

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