We gamers are living in a very disturbing era for our favorite pastime. In recent years we have witnessed the de-evolution of video games as studios have taken to shipping games unfinished (at full price) only to have them complete it via DLC. Just recently, a very popular fighting game that I won’t bother to mention here (the name rhymes with Dead or Alive 6) released one of many planned Season Passes for the slap-in-the face price of $93. It is with all of that and more in mind that news regarding the upcoming Samurai Shodown prequel is somewhat refreshing.
SNK and Athlon Games announced that anyone that pre-orders or buys the game on PSN, Xbox Live or at retail will be able to download the Season Pass for free through the PlayStation Store (or Xbox Live) until June 30th.
“We’re extremely excited to finally confirm that June 25 th will see the much anticipated return of Samurai Shodown – one of the founding figures of the fighting genre,” said Koichi Toyama, Company President at SNK. “As a thank you to the fans who have stuck with us during the long wait between the franchise instalments, we’re pleased to offer the first 6 months of DLC completely free of charge to anyone who buys the game and redeems the game’s season pass within the first week of release, which will include four new fighters.”
Samurai Shodown will hit the PlayStation 4 on June 25th, 2019.