KING OF FIGHTERS ALLSTAR X Samurai Shodown Collab Begins Today

King of Fighters Allstar made a big splash last year, weeks after the mobile game’s global release with its KOF Allstar X Tekken collaboration event. The event featured a hardy collection of Tekken characters to collect and mash up with or against the KOF Allstar fighter roster. Today, Netmarble introduced another collaboration event with this highly-touted mobile fighter and beat-em-up title. Teaming up with SNK, the King of Fighters Allstar X Samurai Shodown event will feature several Samurai Shodown characters to collect and mix up with in the game’s ever-expanding roster. Like, with the Tekken collaboration, the Samurai Shodown event will last for a limited time, with characters to be collected either via quests or via gatcha rolls through character summons.

Professional fighting gamer, Justin Wong, will help kick off the event in a live Twitch stream to showcase some of the latest additions to the game. The live stream will take place today, Feb. 25 at 4:00 p.m. PT, which can be seen at here:

Here are some details of the event, courtesy of Netmarble Corp. PR’s press kit release:

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – FEB. 25, 2020 – Netmarble Corp. is teaming up with SNK once again on THE KING OF FIGHTERS ALLSTAR with an all-new collaboration featuring fighters from SNK’s iconic Samurai Shodown fighting game franchise. Netmarble is also hosting a special livestream on Feb. 25 at 4:00 p.m. PT that will star professional fighting game player Justin Wong and highlight additions to the game. Fans can tune into the livestream here:

Until March 16, KST after update is complete, players can log into the game, collect these fighters, and complete the limited-time Samurai Shodown-themed event before the collaboration ends.

Haohmaru and Nakoruru will be available for players to collect from Feb. 25 – March 16, while rival fighters Genjuro and Charlotte will unlock March 3 – 16. And on March 10, THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV variant of Nakoruru will also be available to collect. In addition, players can collect two additional Samurai Shodown legacy warriors, Tachibana Ukyo and Amakusa, by completing limited-time events.

Updates and in-game events include:

  • Samurai Shodown Events
    • Super Mission – Players can collect Tachibana Ukyo and earn special cards, souls, and various growth items for the Fighter
    • Score Dungeon – By completing the Dungeon, players will earn coins to exchange for Amakusa alongside affinity items and other growth items
    • Time Attack – Players can play with Samurai Shodown fighters with the limited-time Time Attack mode
    • Access Event – Samurai Shodown-themed Battle Card tickets, Gold, Souls, and Growth Items are available as daily log-in rewards
  • Other Updates
    • Players can collect ’98 Mai Shiranui via a special Roulette Event
    • An additional chapter of the Epic Quest launches on March 4