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Soulcalibur’s samurai gets a showdown with Haohmaru

SNK’s crossover character joins Soulcalibur 6 this spring

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Announced this weekend at Evo Japan 2020, here is Haohmaru from Samurai Shodown crossing over into Soulcalibur 6. He’s taking on his Soulcalibur counterpart Mitsurugi in this reveal trailer.

Haohmaru is the second of the four characters comprising Soulcalibur 6’s second season of downloadable content. He’s the protagonist of the Samurai Shodown series (and cover star for the 2019 game), first appearing with the franchise’s debut in 1993. He previously crossed over in the two Capcom vs. SNK collaborations of 1999 and 2001.

Mitsurugi, likewise, is no stranger to Soulcalibur fans, being a prominent part of the series since its inception in 1995. So if Bandai Namco and SNK are touting Haohmaru as a special guest star, there’s no more appropriate adversary for him.

Haohmaru’s launch date is no more specific than “coming soon,” this spring, which may mean March. He was announced way back in August when Namco put out its first trailer for the Season Pass 2 DLC. Hildegard von Krone has already joined the game; creation parts sets will also accompany each fighter. Soulcalibur 6’s Season Pass 2 is $33.99.

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