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Samurai Shodown Slashes onto Nintendo Switch in 2020

/ Nov 27th, 2019 No Comments

Samurai Shodown Switch

SNK Corporation announced recently the critically acclaimed, Samurai Shodown will be coming to Nintendo Switch in Q1 2020.

Samurai Shodown is nominated for Best Fighting Game at The Game Awards 2019. For the Nintendo Switch version, players will be able to play on-the-go, with a buddy in table top mode or on the TV.

The series debuted in 1993, and this marks the first entry in 11 years. Acting as a prequel for the series. Warriors face off in fierce weapon based combat in Japan during the 1700’s. 

Samurai Shodown Switch
Samurai Shodown releases on Nintendo Switch in early 2020.

Classic mechanics like Red Gauge, Lightning Blade and Super Special Moved make their return in Samurai Shodown. Experience the thrill of battle where the swings are hard. When you think you are on the verge of death, you can turn the tables around to come from behind.

The roster features 13 returning characters and 3 new characters. New DLC characters also join the roster with favorites: Rimururu, Kubikiri Basara, Kazuki Kazama, and Wan Fu returning. Hisame Shizumaru from Samurai Shodown III will be included as a few character.

Samurai Shodown Switch
Samurai Shodown! 2 is a pre-order bonus and an exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.

As a pre-order bonus, Samurai Shodown! 2 will be available for a new system and exclusive to Nintendo Switch. Originally developed for the Neo Geo Pocket, Samurai Shodown! 2 features chibi fighters with the classic spirit of the series.

Samurai Shodown will be available for Nintendo Switch for $49.99 in Q1 2020.

Nintendo Switch Trailer

Our Take

Samurai Shodown has been delighting fighting game fans since this summer, but it is nice to see it making its way over to Nintendo Switch. We were eager to check out the game back in June, but it slipped through the cracks.

Luckily this gives a perfect opportunity for those that may have missed out to check out the game early next year. Plus, it’ll give you the ability to play it on-the-go, which is always a bonus.

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Kalvin Martinez

Kalvin Martinez

Senior Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Kalvin Martinez studied Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He writes reviews, prose and filthy limericks. While he is Orange County born, he now resides in Portland, OR. He is still wondering what it would be like to work at a real police department. Follow Kalvin on Twitter @freepartysubs
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