“Samurai Shodown” arrives on Nintendo Switch in February
According to a new listing on Nintendo’s website, the Switch version of Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits in Japan) will launch on 25 February in western territories.
The reboot of SNK’s weapons-based fighter has been available to Japanese Switch owners since December 2019, while the PS4 and Xbox One versions released back in June 2019 (followed by Stadia in November 2019, if that matters to you). A PC version of the game is also planned, but no release date has been confirmed.
Perhaps to make up for the wait, those who pre-order the Switch version of Samurai Shodown will also receive a Switch port of the 1999-released Neo Geo Pocket version of Samurai Shodown! 2. Yosh!
Here’s the full breakdown of the game from the Nintendo’s website:
Samurai reboot! A brand new Samurai Shodown game takes aim for the world stage!
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!
- Carrying on the Legacy – The new game aims to bring the same tense and exhilarating battles that the series is known for. Intense and epic battles are back!
- Evolving the Presentation – Using the power of Unreal Engine 4, the series is able to achieve a level of detail never before seen for a totally new visual experience!
- A Revolutionary new AI system – Using revolutionary Deep Learning AI, the game will learn from player tactics and create Ghost characters which players around the globe can share and fight against.
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