Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection announced at PAX East 2019

By on April 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm
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Get a taste of the bloody classics after diving into the new game!

Newcomer, Darli Dagger, wasn’t the only Samurai Showdown-related announcement that SNK had at its PAX East panel this year, the developer also announced it will be releasing a collection of all the classic NeoGeo Samurai Shodown titles. These ports will be developed by Digital Eclipse, the same studio behind the development of the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection and the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection. The following titles are set to be included:

  • Samurai Shodown
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Samurai Shodown III: Blades of Blood
  • Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa’s Revenge
  • Samurai Shodown V
  • Samurai Showdown V: Special

Each of the six games will have offline and online play, as well as a Museum Mode that will allow players to view artwork, listen to music, and learn about the history of these legendary games and their cast of characters, several of which will be returning for the new installment this June. Interestingly, players will also be able to sample each of the six titles in either their original Japanese form as well as their localized English versions, which should be an interesting treat for series purists.

Though no exact date was revealed, the collection is due out sometime this fall for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. More information will be released at a later date. We’ve also included the entire panel from PAX East 2019, entitled, “Samurai Shodown – Resurrecting A Legend,” below, which clocks in at a little over an hour long. Those wanting to see the Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection reveal should check in around 21 minutes and 10 seconds.

Source: Samurai Shodown

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