SNK Corporation have announced Cham Cham and Hibiki Takane will be the first Season 3 DLC characters for Samurai Shodown.
As part of the previously teased Season Three, along with hinting at a character from The Last Blade, the news came alongside other information. This includes discussions on The King of Fighters XV, The King of Fighters XIV Ultimate Edition, and The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match coming to PlayStation 4.
The characters are Cham Cham, and Hibiki Takane. Cham Cham first appeared in Samurai Shodown II, effectively replacing her older sister Tam Tam. Her wild and energetic fighting style assaults foes with a barrage of claw swipes.
Hibiki Takane is from The Last Blade 2. Daughter of a renowned swordsmith, she pursues the last man he made a sword for before falling ill and dying; a man who radiated evil. Hibiki fights with quick draws, slashing dashes, and counters to befuddle enemies.
You can find the trailer (at 8:55) below.
Cham Cham will be part of the Season 3 pass in mid-March 2021, while Hibiki Takane does not have a release date at this time. Two more characters will make up the third season pass.
Director Hayato Konya also revealed the game will soon have an update re-balancing the entire game, preventing weapons from falling off the stage, and introducing Guard Crush. The update will launch mid-March along with Cham Cham.
You can find the full rundown (via Epic Games Store) below.
SAMURAI REBOOT!SAMURAI SHODOWN has enjoyed worldwide success as a blade-wielding fighting game series since its first release in 1993. Over 10 years have passed since the last series installment, and it is now time for SAMURAI SHODOWN to return in a brand-new game featuring high-end visuals and gameplay! With its story set one year before the very first installment, warriors and combatants from various backgrounds and with their own goals are about to battle to fulfill their destinies!
- Carrying on the Legacy
Faithfully reproducing the game mechanics and atmosphere that contributed to the success of the series, the new game aims to bring the same tense and exhilarating battles that the series is known for. Intense and epic battles are back!
- Evolving the Presentation
Using the power of UNREAL® ENGINE 4, the series is able to achieve a level of detail never before seen for a totally new visual experience!
Samurai Shodown is available for Windows PC (via Epic Games Store) Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia.