SNK has announced a new DLC character for Samurai Shodown, the most recent installment in the long-running series. The company announced a new DLC character from Honor of Kings would soon be available free. It’s unknown when the DLC will launch.
Players in the tweet’s replies have speculated that there are some hints about who the character is. The silhouette is surrounded by maple leaves and has a familiar silhouette.
They believe it may be GongSun Li, who is a half-rabbit character who holds a parasol. From a front-profile view, the character has high ponytail that gives the appearance of a hood. Fans across social media have picked out why the silhouette may be GongSun Li, but there has been no confirmation from either side. This is only speculation from fans for now since SNK has not revealed the character yet.
As part of the collaboration, Honor of Kings is also adding a Samurai Shodown character into the mobile game. The silhouette is even more difficult to decipher compared to the free DLC character.
The silhouette for our newest DLC character has been revealed! Plus, they'll be completely free to own as a special thanks to our fans out there! We hope you look forward to it! #SNK #SAMSHO #HonorofKings pic.twitter.com/jlQAFKpBmd
— SNK GLOBAL (@SNKPofficial) July 24, 2020
Samurai Shodown first debuted in 1993. The newest installment is set one year before the first installment of the game but includes characters from the entire series. The game has been improved with the power of the Unreal Engine 4, high-end visuals and gameplay.
The last DLC collaboration was For Honor’s Warden. The character was added to Samurai Shodown on June 24 but was a paid DLC character. The character was also the final Season Pass 2 character.
Since Samurai Shodown was released, additional characters were added as DLC, either as part of a Season Pass or to purchase separately. Some have criticized this model, since players have to keep paying for characters that were previously part of the series. SNK has often left out some of the series favorites, such as Gen and Kuroko.
Honor of Kings is available in China on the Android and iOS. Internationally, the game is known as Arena of Valor, is now available on mobile and the Nintendo Switch. Arena of Valor was developed by TiMi Studios and published by Tencent Games. The game features 5 vs. 5 arena gameplay in a MOBA setting.
Samurai Shodown is available now for PC, Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.