Samurai Shodown reveals its first new character in years with Darli Dagger

Ahoy.

This weekend at PAX East, SNK revealed an all-new character headed toward their upcoming Samurai Shodown sequel. She looks amazing. Representing the first of three newcomers, Darli Dagger is a seafaring sailor armed with a ridiculously huge serrated sword “and a few secrets”.

Described by the developers as “The most badass shipwright to ever sail the seven seas” Darli apparently has a few tricks up her sleeve if she becomes disarmed in combat, although very little detail was offered as to her playstyle or backstory. We did get a single piece of art of the pirate lass, however, and I’m smitten. She looks like a motherfucker. You know she’s a genuine sailor, as she has tattoos of an anchor and a compass. The real deal, folks.

Samurai Shodown launches this summer on PS4 and Xbox One, rumours of both PC and Nintendo Switch port abound, but are yet to be confirmed.

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors.