At Evo Japan 2020, two more Samurai Shodown Season Pass 2 characters were confirmed. Both Iroha and Sogetsu Kazama will be joining the cast this year. Dates for each one haven’t been confirmed. [Thanks, 4Gamer and NeoGeoNow!]
This means three of the four Samurai Shodown Season Pass 2 characters have been confirmed. Mina Majikina was confirmed back in August 2019. We’ve actually already known Sogetsu Kazama, Kazuki’s brother who has power over water and uses it alongside his ninjutsu, is coming for a while too. His appearance was confirmed via a NESiCA companion app leak in October 2019.
Iroha is interesting, as she is a fan favorite character who made her official debut in Samurai Shodown VI. She’s a crane who is fighting on behalf of her master, using both feathers and fires with her attacks. In addition to her appearance here, she also showed up in Days of Memories as a character people couldn’t pursue and in her own game, Maid by Iroha, in Japan.
The fourth character in the Samurai Shodown Season Pass 2 has not yet been revealed and only shadow appears in the preview image. However, when asked about who he might want to see come back in a recent interview with Siliconera, Game Director Nobuyuki Kuroki said, “Personally, I prefer Sieger.”
SAMURAI SHODOWN is immediately available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Stadia. The Nintendo Switch version will launch on February 25, 2020 outside Japan.