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Samurai Shodown for Switch coming west in February

Posted on January 6, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

SNK will be launching the Switch version of Samurai Shodown in the west on February 25, an eShop listing reveals. It was previously given a vague Q1 2020 release window.

Samurai Shodown can now be pre-loaded from the North American eShop, including a Deluxe Pack. The bundle includes the game as well as a season pass featuring Rimururu, Basara, Kazuki Kazama, and Wan-Fu.

Here’s an overview of Samurai Shodown, along with a trailer:

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 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.

Pricing for Samurai Shodown is set at at $49.99 while the Samurai Shodown Deluxe Pack costs $59.99. A 10 percent pre-load discount is currently available.

Source: Switch eShop

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