The Samurai Showdown series transforms from a 2D fighter to an action RPG in SNK's latest game, due out in Japan this summer (look for it to hit U.S. shores this fall). In Samurai Showdown RPG, you choose from six characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. The game's story also changes depending on which character you select.
One of the coolest aspects of Showdown RPG is the battle scenes. You use fighting-game-style button presses and D-pad movements to strike your enemy, not the typical RPG menu system of weapons and magic.
The story revolves around Samurai villain Amakusashiro's soul, the queen of hell, and assorted fiery demons, as they try to unleash their fiendish plan across the planet. Only the fiercest and strongest samurais can stop the evil before it's too late.