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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 (Samurai Spirits Tenkaichi Kenkakuden)
Developer(s)SNK Playmore
Publisher(s)SNK Playmore
Release date(s)
Arcade icon.png Arcade
PlayStation 2 icon.png PlayStation 2
PlayStation 3 icon.png PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4 icon.png PlayStation 4
System(s)Arcade, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
ModesArcade, Versus
CERO: CERO 12 old.gif Ages 12 and up
ESRB: ESRB T.png Teen
PEGI: PEGI 12.png Ages 12+
Preceded bySamurai Shodown V Special
SeriesSamurai Shodown
TwitchSamurai Shodown VI Channel

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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