According to a tweet from Microsoft’s own Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, Samurai Shodown II is now playable on the Xbox One thanks to the magic of backwards compatibility. If you do decide to give this a go, you’ll be playing the 2008 Xbox Live Arcade port of SNK’s 1994 classic.
The game joins a growing list of fighting titles that have become backwards compatible. The Xbox One now plays host to titles like Tekken Tag Tournament 2, The King of Fighters ’98 Ultimate Match, Soulcalibur I and II, and Skullgirls. With a huge back catalog of fighters to draw on, you have to assume that there will only be more to come.
So if you’re looking for some classic samurai battling on your Xbox One, you can grab Samurai Shodown II from the Xbox Live Marketplace for about 10 bucks.
Source: Major Nelson