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Samurai Shodown VI
Box artwork for Samurai Shodown VI.
Japanese titleサムライスピリッツ天下一剣客伝
Developer(s)SNK
Publisher(s)SNK
Release date(s)
Genre(s)Fighting
System(s)Arcade, Neo Geo, Xbox, PlayStation 2
Players1-2
Mode(s)Arcade, Versus
Preceded bySamurai Shodown V Special
SeriesSamurai Shodown
Websitehttp://samuraianiv.snkplaymore.co.jp/
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Samurai Shodown VI is the newest installment to the Samurai Shodown series after Samurai Shodown V Special. The game features new backgrounds with 2D and 3D elements, as well as a returning cast of all 28 characters from Samurai Shodown V Special, as well as all 7 characters from Samurai Shodown and Samurai Shodown II that didn't appear in later games, and 4 new characters. It also features a "spirit select" system, which allows players to choose between six different fighting styles based on all previous installments.

Despite normal Samurai Shodown releases and distribution outside of Japan, the game has been released outside of the country on the Atomiswave system sponsored in the United States by Sega. The game was released for the PlayStation 2 in Japan on January 25, 2006. The PS2 release added even more playable characters, and three more spirit select systems to go along with them. With the PS2 release, virtually every character to have ever appeared in the Neo Geo games (excluding 'Samurai Shodown 64' and 'Warrior's Rage' games' characters), including the referee, Kuroko, and the animal characters, are all playable. The sole exception is the courier m

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