Those still puzzling over the story behind 2019’s Samurai Shodown finally have some relief thanks to SNK lore-hound ShoryuGame’s latest video.
The video walks through where the game lands in the series’ timeline, how each character fits into the plot, and even why some characters don’t show up in later games.
The Samurai Shodown series spans 12 main games and several spin-offs. The lore built up in that time can be tough to sort through, given fighting games’ light touch on storytelling. Here, ShoryuGame helps fill the gaps for newcomers, series veterans, or anyone hoping to better understand the Samurai Shodown world.
This breakdown marks the fourth video from ShoryuGame covering SNK’s epic feudal drama. The channel also breaks down lore from King of Fighters, SNK’s other major fighter franchise, once viewers catch up with Haomaru and crew.