The 12 samurai (and ninja) elite are back, this time to answer the threat of the demon Zankuro Minazuki.
The possessed swordsman has brutally slaughtered innocents in his path, yet could not raise his blade to the cries of an innocent baby. Vowing never to spill innocent blood again, he targets those who live by the way of the sword... but now the hunter becomes the hunted.
The third installment of Samurai Shodown introduces 2 different techniques for each character. The "Slash" techniques are the original moves of the most of the characters whereas the "Bust" techniques reflect the "darker" version of each character.