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Video: Samurai Shodown Coming This Autumn On Nintendo Switch

Publisher Athlon Games and developer SNK have announced today that Samurai Shodown will be landing on the Nintendo Switch this autumn. Samurai Shodown is powered by the mighty Unreal Engine and is a reboot of the acclaimed series. Gematsu reports that there’s a total of 16 fighters which include 13 returning characters and three brand new characters. A trailer was also released along with a fact sheet which you can view below.


After more than a decade, Samurai Shodown is back! SNK is rebooting one of its most successful series, carrying on the legacy of past titles with a new game that retains the same thrilling battles of past titles in a graphically advanced package. Samurai Shodown’s gameplay is driven by the tense atmosphere of being one strike away from death, and the exhilaration of defeating an opponent with overwhelming power and attacks. Taking place between the events of the original game and Samurai Shodown V, the new game carries on the legacy of the one true weapon-based fighter.

Key Features

  • Exhilarating Weapons-Based Combat – Samurai Shodown carries on the legacy of the tense battles the series is known for, where players are always one strike away from death, and one powerful attack away from victory.
  • Evolving the Presentation – Using the power of Unreal Engine 4, SNK is able to modernize the unique atmosphere and setting of past titles in a gorgeously artistic package that achieves a detail and graphical quality like never before.
  • Unique Cast of Returning and New Warriors – Samurai Shodown welcomes back iconic characters from past iterations, including the swordsman Haohmaru, his rivals Ukyo and Genjuro, the shrine maiden Nakoruru, and fan-favorite Galford. The starting roster will include a total of 16 characters—13 veterans and three newcomers to the franchise.
  • All New Gameplay – Carrying on some of the key fighting mechanics that made the series popular, such as the Rage Gauge, Rage Explosion, Sword Clash and more, Samurai Shodown will also include several new techniques, including a powerful, one-time use attack from each character called the Super Special Move.
  • Revolutionary New AI System – Titled Dojo Mode, SNK has developed a proprietary AI system that learns from player patterns and creates a specific Ghost clone from that data. With this system, players can fight against their own G


11 thoughts on “Video: Samurai Shodown Coming This Autumn On Nintendo Switch”

      1. This is awesome. Now I hope they make it full screen instead of that half screen to adjust for the resolution.

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  2. SNK first leaked the Switch Pro rumor during the investor briefing when they said they would bring Samurai Showdown to the Switch…

    For this announcement to be made on the same day as the WSJ rumor of the Switch Pro….. There’s gotta be something in it.

    It will be interesting to see how things unfold.

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