Samurai Shodown Is Getting A New Free DLC Character From A Chinese Mobile Game

Gongsun Li is a crossover character from the Tencent MOBA, and she'll be free for everyone on August 5.

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Samurai Shodown is getting a new character on August 5, and they'll be completely free. The new fighter is Gongsun Li, a character from the Tencent game Honor of Kings, and they look pretty powerful.

If you've never heard of Honor of Kings, there's a good reason for that--the game has never been released outside of China, where it's massively popular. It's an interesting choice for a free character, and Gongsun Li will be available worldwide.

It's not quite Banjo-Kazooie in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but hey, it's free--and she looks like a great character in the video below, with a varied, interesting moveset.

You'll be able to fight as Gongsun Li in the Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions of the game. It seems like she'll be available for free indefinitely, too.

The last crossover character to join the game was For Honor's Warden--but you had to pay $6 to get the character, or buy Season Pass 2.

Following the success of the Samurai Shodown reboot, the game's director would like to reboot more SNK franchises.

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