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original title: Shin Samurai Spirits: Haoumaru Jigokuhen


Censored Version
zensiert bei US language settings
Region: USA/Europe

Uncensored Version
Region: Japan

Release: Apr 16, 2015 - Author: Angertainment - Translator: DaxRider123

This game is the sequel to the 2D Beat'em Up "Samurai Shodown", aka "Samurai Spirits". The second entry includes a completely reworked fighting engine with new moves and nine characters. Overall, this is arguably the most successful title of the series. For the first time the characters could parry attacks and make small jumps to dodge lower attacks.

A lot of blood splashes around when attacking your enemy in the Japanese Version. Depending on the language settings, the color of the blood was white or red. The red blood was mostly found on the NEO GEO home console. The game was less violent than the predecessor since you are no longer able to hack your opponent to pieces. Technically, the game was reworked pretty well and the controls work very exact. Thus it appears as if the reduction of the violence was a statement that the game was no longer trying to find an audience by using violence, as was the case for the first few Mortal Kombat games.

This is a comparison between the censored international version and the uncensored Japanese arcade version. The alteration was taken out of all later portings, collections, or download versions which thus included red blood again.
Attacks result in blood splashes. In the international version, all blood was colored white.
NeoGeo US VersionJapanese Version