Samurai Shodown,[/I] Basara, will be made available for the game's roster next week, October 15 to be precise.

First appearing in 1995's Samurai Shodown III, Basara has a particularly dark background to reflect that entry's concerted efforts to make the series "edgier" to its predecessors. Basara was a young man living in peace with his lover Kagaribi, until the fateful day demonic swordsman and SS III boss Zankuro massacred Basara's entire village, including his beloved. Now reborn as a semi-spiritual being, Basara seeks revenge for the deaths of his people, unaware that Kagaribi''s death was, in fact, an accident caused by his own hand.

Look, Mortal Kombat was blowing up, everyone was going grimdark.

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