Samurai Shodown was formally announced on September 10, 2018. An English announcement confirmed that the game would undergo the same name changes as previous entries in the series, with the Japanese release hitting as "Samurai Spirits" while the English-language release shipping under the Samurai Shodown name.
Yashamaru Kurama: The main protagonist of this game. A ronin who stalks the shadows as the phantom thief “Karasu Tengu.” He fights with a nagamaki and mysterious tengu powers.
Darli Dagger: A woman with African roots who washed ashore on a Japanese island when she was young. She learned how to build ships to earn a living, and pirates taught her how to fight. She wields a giant saw-tooth blade called the Libertalia.
Wu-Ruixiang: A wise servant of the Qing dynasty who uses her feng shui powers to fight. She goes wherever her emperor commands.