One of 2019’s biggest fighting games, SNK’s Samurai Shodown, a reboot of the classic Neo Geo series, was announced for Nintendo Switch along with the reveal of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. While these versions launched on June 25th, 2019 (and the game released on Google Stadia earlier this week), it has been revealed that Samurai Shodown will come to Nintendo Switch in Q1 2020.
In a press release the publisher states:
“The weapon-based fighter SAMURAI SHODOWN is slated to release in North America during Q1 of 2020 for the Nintendo Switch!
SNK CORPORATION is proud to announce that the critically acclaimed SAMURAI SHODOWN, nominated for Best Fighting Game at THE GAME AWARDS 2019 is now making its way to the Nintendo Switch™ system in Q1 2020!
The battle cuts its way into the Nintendo Switch line-up!
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!”
Samurai Shodown will release in Q1 2020 for Nintendo Switch. The game launched on January 25th, 2019 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and for Google Stadia November 19th, 2019. The game was recently nominated for ‘Best Fighting Game’ at The Game Awards. To read our thoughts on the game’s competitive performance at this year’s Celtic Throwdown, you can check out our feature from earlier this year here.