SNK Corporation has announced today that fighting game fans
can pre-purchase the critically acclaimed, award-nominated Samurai Shodown for
the Nintendo Switch right now to receive a 10% discount and also the Neo Geo
Pocket classic Samurai Shodown! 2 completely free of charge. Pre-orders for a
physical copy will also include a controller skin featuring Haohmaru and
Yashamaru. Samurai Shodown will be available on February 25 for Nintendo Switch
in North America.
“Samurai Shodown upcoming release on the Nintendo
Switch™ will mark the first time the series will be available on a Nintendo
console in over 10 years,” says Yasuyuki Oda, Lead Producer of Samurai Shodown.
“Fighting game fans will soon be able to pass a Joy-Con to an
unsuspecting rival and unleash their fury anywhere around the world.”
This latest entry keeps in line with the weapon-based
fighting mechanics that the franchise helped popularize in 1993, as signature
features like the Rage Gauge and Lightning Blade will return alongside a robust
roster of new and familiar fighters. In addition to everything included above,
Hisame Shizumaru from Samurai Shodown III will be included as a free character.
SAMURAI SHODOWN for Nintendo Switch will launch on February
25 for $49.99 USD. Players who pre-order the physical version today can look
forward to receiving both the port of Samurai Shodown! 2 (originally released
on Neo Geo Pocket), and a bonus controller skin as well.
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Jim Franklin is a freelance writer, living in Derby UK with his wife and his player 3. When time allows he likes nothing more than losing himself in a multi-hour gaming session. He likes most games and will play anything but prefers MMO's, and sandbox RPG's.