Samurai Shodown: Warriors Rage

Set 20 years after the events of both Hyper Neo Geo 64 games in the series, Warriors Rage brings the 3D Samurai Shodown action to the PlayStation. Features a new cast of characters and a unique single-round lifebar system.


Samurai Shodown: Warriors Rage (known in Japan as Samurai Spirits Shinshou), not to be confused with Samurai Shodown 64: Warriors Rage, is a 3D historical-fantasy weapon-based fighting game developed and published by SNK for the Sony PlayStation in Japan (on October 16, 1998) and North America (on April 18, 2000).

The third installment of the 3D trilogy of Samurai Shodown games (after Samurai Shodown 64 and Samurai Shodown 64: Warriors Rage), Warriors Rage is set 20 years after the events of the previous two games, featuring a new cast of characters and a new story (involving a new protagonist, swordsman Seishiro Kuki). It also features a unique single-round lifebar system (where draining one's vitality fully restores only a portion of it for the next "round").

It was later digitally re-released for the PlayStation Network (including PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable) in Japan on April 25, 2007.


Out of all playable characters in the series, only two return from previous games (Haohmaru and Hanzo).

  • Seishiro Kuki (boss for Tohma, has an unlockable alternate version)
  • Haohmaru (boss for alt. Seishiro)
  • Rinka Yoshino
  • Haito Kanakura
  • Hanzo Hattori
  • Jushiro Sakaki
  • Saya
  • Garyo the Whirlwind
  • Jin-emon Hanafusa
  • Yaci Izanagi
  • Ran Po
  • Mikoto (boss for some characters, unlockable)
  • Tohma Kuki (boss for some characters, unlockable)
  • Tashon Mao (unlockable)
  • Daruma (unlockable)
  • Minto (unlockable)
  • Mugenji (unlockable)
  • Yuda (boss for Mikoto and Oboro's Amazons, unlockable)
  • Oboro (boss for some characters, not playable)

The following four characters are generic and not identified as one individual. In some matches during Story Mode, players have to fight multiples of them consecutively. All of them are unlockable.

  • Samurais
  • Iga Ninjas
  • Oboro's Amazons
  • Brutes