Samurai Shodown III: Blades of Blood, known as Samurai Spirits: Zankuro Musoken, the subtitle roughly translates to Preerless Blade of Zankuro") in Japan, is the third game in SNK's popular Samurai Shodown series of fighting games of the Neo Geo. While it is the third game in the main series. It is the first part of a two-chapter interlude between Samurai Shodown and Samurai Shodown II.