Samurai Shodown Heads To The Switch In Q1 2020, Pre-Orders Include Bonus Game

Neo Geo Pocket Color version of Samurai Shodown II will be included as a special pre-order bonus.

Samurai Shodown


SNK today announced that Samurai Shodown will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch in Q1 2020.

As an added bonus, the company has confirmed that those who pre-order the game will be treated to the Neo Geo Pocket Color version of Samurai Shodown II, allowing players to duke it out as super-deformed versions of their favorite Samurai Shodown combatants. Who says good things don’t come to those who wait?

Check out the new Samurai Shodown trailer below:

Developed by the team behind 2016’s The King of Fighters XIV, the game takes place before the events of the 1993 Neo Geo original. It features a roster of 16 fighters and 3 newcomers.

We scored Samurai Shodown a 4.5 out of 5 in our review when the game released last summer saying, “When all is said and done, if you’re a fan of the Samurai Shodown series, then this is one reboot that you’ll want to have in your collection. While the game doesn’t radically alter the series’ established formula, the new additions like Lightning Blade Attacks and Counters further flesh things out to create an experience that feels very familiar while offering some fresh offensive and defensive options to spice things up.

Will you be diving into reboot of the beloved latest weapons-based fighting series when it releases next year? Let us know in the comments below.

Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou (Arcade), Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Switch), Neo Turf Masters (Neo Geo)

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