Samurai Showdown the Motion Picture is based on SNK fighting game Samurai Spirits. Samurai Spirits is a oriented style fighting game that sets in the 18th-century Japan. The game is filed with Japanese culture which sets apart from other fighting games. Each character have a weapon to fight with. Samurai Showdown have gore and characters getting cut in half. Note: There is a new Samurai Showdown 2019 video game being developed right now. The plot of the movie is during Shimbara period and Shiro Tokisada Amakusa wants to revive Armborisa. There is seven holy swordsmen consist of Haohmaru, Wan-Fu, Nakoruru, Charlotte and many more. Haohmaru lives in a village with his adopted mother doing odd jobs. Amakusa sends her dark army to burn villages and kill anyone. Dark army is led by Earthquake and Gen-an.
Haohmaru witness his mother and best friend getting murdered. Nakoruru and 5 holy swordsmen meet up with Haohmaru. She tells Haohmaru about hundred years ago and he doesn’t remember. Haohmaru tries to fight Galford, Tam Tam and others. He decided to go on his own to defeat Amakusa. The group finally caught up with Haohmaru. Haohmaru caught up with Amakusa and was not match for her. Amakusa spends Haohmaru and Charlotte away while others are trapped. While Haohmaru realize and listen to his destiny as a holy swordsmen. He defeats Gen-an and Earthquake (earlier in the film). Haohmaru and Charlotte makes their way to Amakusa lair. The trio was not alone, Jubei, Hanzo and Kyoshiro assisted.
The King of Fighters XIV is the latest installment from KOF XIII video game. SNK wants to bring 2.5D back just like their competitor Street Fighter. The plot of KOFXIV is Russian billionaire named Antonov buy the rights to King of Fighters brand. Antonov hosts a new tournament, although an unknown entity named Verse emerge. Verse is created by Ash Crimson’s time and space distortion in the last tournament. It caught the attention of Nakoruru (Samurai Showdown), Mui Mui and Love Heart to investigate the problem. The King of Fighters XIV is more casual then other fighting game IPS. SNK successful translate 2D into 3D graphics. Later on graphics were change due to feedback from fans. KOFXIV updated their roster and expanded in DLC.
Your favorite characters from Fatal Fury, Ikari Warriors, Art of fighting and Psycho Soldiers are back. The gameplay is similar to previously KOF games. Max mode is back with short time span to execute EX moves. There are three types of super moves Super Special Moves”, “Climax Super Special Moves” and “Max Super Special Moves. All the mechanics from the previous games are in this game. Players can select their order in the character select screen. There is a new mechanic, where players can register their characters and stage. Game modes in KOFXIV as follows, arcade mode where you explore their stories and fight Verse. Mission is a collection of trials and challenges for each character. Training is homing your skills and combos.