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Samurai Shodown's Haohmaru brings his wild, untamed hair to battle

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Swoon.

Every fighting game needs its hero. For Street Fighter, it's Ryu, for Dragon Ball FighterZ, it's 14 types of Goku, for Mortal Kombat, it's Movado, and for Samurai Shodown, it's the fiery Haohmaru, showcased here in a new trailer from SNK.

The original star of the Samurai Showdown series, Haohmaru has been in every iteration of the game since, recognised by his black and white stylised gi and masses of wild hair. Haohmaru is the embodiment of the "Samurai Spirit" (the series' Japanese title) and serves no man, living his life as a wandering swordsman. As the protagonist, Haohmaru has faced many dangerous opponents and villains, only for them all to find themselves on the business end of sharp steel.

As can be expected from any fighting game lead, Haohmaru is a strong character with good all-round abilities. Great for beginners but equally powerful in the hands of experts, Haoahmaru exemplifies SamSho's deliberately paced action, serving as a gateway to new players and allowing them to come to grips with the series' mechanics.

Apologies for editorialising, but damn this game is looking good. Samurai Shodown launches June 25 on PS4 and Xbox One. PC and Nintendo Switch ports will follow this Winter. Fans who grab the game before June 30 will be rewarded with the Season Pass for free.

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Chris has been playing video games since video games began... still terrible at them. Former Saturday Night Slam Master, rambles nostalgically like Abe Simpson. I ain't here to fight, so let's no... more + disclosures


 


 


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