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Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection heads to Switch on July 28th, 2020, seeing physical release as well

The ultimate shodown

After quite a lengthy wait, the time is almost here. SNK has confirmed that Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection is going to hit the Switch on July 28th, 2020, and there will be a physical option available at a later date as well. Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection was announced a long time ago, and we have no idea why there's been such a hold-up, but at least the game is on its way. You can check out a full recap on Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection below.

It all began in ‘94. And now, the weapon-based fighting game series that swept the world is ready to be taken home as a stellar collection! Six NeoGeo titles as well as one mysterious, unreleased game are featured! What is more is that each game features online battle modes as well as a Museum Mode and music player! This collection is a must-have for all Samurai Shodown fans across the globe!

Online

Get paired up with warriors of a similar level with Ranked Match, or just blow some steam off on Casual Match. Invite your friends (or foes) for a beat-down in Challenge Friend. Take on Samurai Shodown fans across the world with the push of a button.

*Note, online battle modes are only available for English ver. Samurai Shodown titles.

Museum

The museum within this collection is packed with over 2,000 precious development documents and images; it is everything a fan would want! There are even candid videotaped interviews with the developers as they discuss what happened during development. Prepare to dive straight into the world of Samurai Shodown with this collection!

Music

Relive the excitement of the Samurai Shodown series by listening to its wonderful soundtracks. There are over 200 tracks to choose from spanning six titles in the Music Player found inside the museum.

Samurai Shodown "Iroha" DLC footage

IROHA patiently dotes on her young master. One day, a sudden darkness falls over the land, and her master’s wellbeing drives IROHA to pick up her weapon, as nobody will get in between their love. Her beauty is beyond compare, and her fighting style is as graceful as a crane.

Iroha joins Samurai Shodown on May 13th, 2020

Welcome Iroha!

The next DLC character for Samurai Shodown is making her way to the game on May 13th, 2020. Iroha will be joining the battle as part of Season Pass 2. Mina Majikina and Sogetsu Kazama are also included in Season Pass 2, and one more character will round out the package.

Tencent bringing more indie and third-party games to Switch in China, including a few Ubisoft releases

Switch's library in China is starting to grow

The total number of Switch games that have been officially released in China since the console's launch in the region in December 2019 is extraordinarily low. Tencent, the company responsible for helping to bring the system to the Chinese market, has now updated the "future release" section on their official website with some more indie and third-party titles apparently set for an upcoming launch in China.

Only one game on the list, Neon Abyss, has received a scheduled release period, and will be launching on the Nintendo eShop in China sometime in Summer 2020.

Seven total indie games have been added to Tencent's website, alongside three Ubisoft titles (a China exclusive Rabbids party game, Rayman Legends, and Just Dance 2020), and one release from SNK (Samurai Shodown).

Samurai Shodown updated to Version 1.72

Samurai Shodown has been updated to Version 1.72. It seems this is a minor update, as the only notes given say that the update fixes a bug that happens in battles. If we get anymore details on what this patch does, we'll be sure to add the specifics to this post.

Samurai Shodown new DLC character Sogetsu available today

The cold and decisive Sogetsu

SNK CORPORATION (Corporate HQ: Suita-city, Osaka, Japan, Company President & CEO: Koichi Toyama) is pleased to announce that SAMURAI SHODOWN’s newest character, SOGETSU KAZAMA, is available today for download in North America and on April 2nd in Europe for the PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch™ consoles.

KAZUKI’S OLDER BROTHER SOGETSU

The tranquil embrace of the SeiryuuDue to his cold and decisive demeanor, there has never been a task he was unable to see through to the end. Past his stoic expression lies a man who cares deeply about his younger brother and sister—willing to drop everything just to make sure they’re safe from danger. His astute hydrokinetic power traps foes and delivers them to a watery grave.Voice Over Actor: Yoshiaki Hasegawa

SNK looking to expand the Samurai Shodown eSports scene once the coronavirus is contained

SNK has already had to postpone some tournament events for their various titles, including Samurai Shodown, due to coronavirus concerns. Those events will be rescheduled later down the road, but they're not the only efforts SNK will be making in the tournament scene.

In an interview with DualShockers, Samurai Shodown Lead Producer Yaduyuki Oda was asked about plans for more eSports support for Samurai Shodown. The team definitely has plans for that, but health concerns have to come first.

“Yes, we do have a plan concerning that. After the coronavirus is contained, we hope that we can work something out.”

Samurai Spirits updated to Version 1.60

Mina joins the action

Samurai Spirits has been updated to Version 1.60. Check out details on the patch below.

New characters

- Mina Majikina

Feature Improvements

- related changes & bug fixes
- added Mina as a DLC playable character
- improved other features and fixed some bugs.

Character-related bug fixes

- Galford – Machinegun Dog: Fixed the bug where KO-ing an opponent during Machinegun Dog under specific conditions wouldn’t properly KO the opponent

Samurai Shodown - more Switch gameplay

SAMURAI SHODOWN has enjoyed worldwide success as a blade-wielding fighting game series since its first release in 1993. 11 years have passed since the last series installment, and it is now time for SAMURAI SHODOWN to return in a brand-new game featuring high-end visuals and gameplay! Faithfully reproducing the game mechanics and atmosphere that contributed to the success of the series, SAMURAI SHODOWN includes a revolutionary feature that learns players’ game actions and patterns in order to create CPU-controlled “ghost” characters. With its story set one year before the very first installment, warriors and combatants from various backgrounds and with their own goals are about to battle to fulfill their destinies!

SNK's world-renowned Samurai Shodown strikes Switch today

The shodown starts TODAY

SNK CORPORATION (Corporate HQ: Suita-city, Osaka, Japan, Company President & CEO: Koichi Toyama) has announced that its critically acclaimed, award-winning fighting sensation SAMURAI SHODOWN has launched for Nintendo Switch today. Celebrating the Nintendo Switch launch, SNK is giving fans a 15% discount on the Season Pass 1 from February 25 to March 17. In addition, the Neo Geo Pocket classic SAMURAI SHODOWN! 2 comes completely free of charge with the pre-purchase of the SAMURAI SHODOWN for Nintendo Switch. Physical pre-orders also include a controller skin featuring Haohmaru and Yashamaru while supplies last.

“SAMURAI SHOWDOWN on Nintendo Switch™ gives fans the chance to pick up a Joy-Con and Crescent Moon Slash their enemies to pieces from anywhere on the planet,” says Yasuyuki Oda, Lead Producer of SAMURAI SHODOWN. “We can't wait to witness a fresh group of warriors slice their way to victory as the game’s original roster of icons and brand new Season Pass characters.”

SAMURAI SHOWDOWN’s first Season Pass fighters, RIMURURU, BASARA, KAZUKI KAZAMA and WAN-FU, are now available. The first character of the title’s Season Pass 2 roster, MINA, will be available later this month. She will be joined by SOGETSU KAZAMA, IROHA and a mysterious fourth combatant in the near future. SHIZUMARU HISAME is also making it to the Nintendo Switch roster as a free DLC.

Alongside a captivating art style and a range of competitive in-game modes, SAMURAI SHOWDOWN on Nintendo Switch™ features a unique approach to weapons-based combat. As a testament to SNK’s commitment to evolving the fighting genre, SAMURAI SHODOWN will be a main tournament title at “Evolution Championship Series 2020” (EVO 2020) in Las Vegas, NV from July 31st to Aug. 2nd, 2020.

SAMURAI SHODOWN for Nintendo Switch™ is now available for $49.99 USD. Fans who pre-ordered the physical version can look forward to receiving the port of SAMURAI SHODOWN! 2 (originally released on Neo Geo Pocket) and a bonus controller skin.

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