Samurai Shodown V Special was one of our favorite re-releases here at SRK in 2017. This is both because it’s a fantastic game in SNK’s retro library, and because its got surprisingly decent online play — something that usually doesn’t happen with a reissue like this. It seems like we’re not the only ones impressed by the re-release, as SNK made this announcement:
In celebration of the very first EVO Japan, and SAMURAI SHODOWN V SPECIAL's sidetournament this Fri. (JST), we're pleased to announce that SNK will be releasing free PS4 and Vita Themes for you to download on SIE's PS Stores shortly!Please keep an eye out for them this Fri. (PST) pic.twitter.com/ieyv3TIzAc
— SNK GLOBAL (@SNKPofficial) January 25, 2018
Starting today (Friday), you can get the above Samurai Shodown V Special themes for your PlayStation 4 and Vita, adorning your home screen with Yoshitora and Haohmaru. It’s timed perfectly to coincide with the SamSho side tournament at Evo Japan this weekend — and hopefully, more awareness (and events) for Samurai Shodown V will follow!