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Samurai Shodown slices up the Switch next year, offers NEO GEO Pocket title as pre-order bonus

Hot off a nomination at The Game Awards, SNK has just announced that it will release the fighting game Samurai Shodown on Nintendo Switch next year. The Q1 release will also come with a free pre-order bonus of the NEO GEO Pocket title Samurai Shodown 2 as well.

From its creation in 1993, the Samurai Shodown series has redefined weapon-based fighting games. 11 years after its most recent release comes a brand new addition on the Nintendo Switch! Experience the fighting game that took the world by storm!

Peerless warriors duke it out in 1700’s Japan!

13 returning characters are joined by 3 completely new to the series. This latest installment takes place one year before the events of the original Samurai Shodown game, where tensions are still hot in the land of the rising sun!

A game that threads the line between suspense and thrills!

Classic Samurai Shodown concepts like the Rage Gauge, Lightning Blade, and Super Special Moves make their return! Feel your heart race as you’re moments from death, only to turn the tables in one fell swoop! A true fighting game experience is waiting for you on the Nintendo Switch!

Play anywhere, anytime, with the Nintendo Switch

It’s easier than ever to battle a friend using the Nintendo Switch’s Table Top mode. Simply pass them a Joy-Con and have at it! Additionally, you can fight anywhere in the world using Handheld mode!

Thrilling new DLC characters join the fight!

Fan favorites like Rimururu, Kubikiri Basara, Kazuki Kazama, and Wan Fu make their return! Also, Hisame Shizumaru from Samurai Shodown III is included as a free character!

Samurai Shodown! 2 pre-order bonus for the Nintendo Switch!

Samurai Shodown! 2, a fighting game developed for SNK’s own handheld system (the Neo Geo Pocket) will now be available for the first time ever on a new platform, and only on the Nintendo Switch! These chibi fighters really pack a punch!

Check out the trailer above, read our review of the PlayStation 4 version of Samurai Shodown, and stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.

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