Samurai Shodown Preorder Bonus Aimed at Retro Gamers

SNK announced the preorder bonus for the Nintendo Switch version of Samurai Shodown and the company says it should satisfy retro-gaming fans that enjoyed Samurai Shodown! 2 on the Neo Geo Pocket.

From its creation in 1993, the Samurai Shodown series has redefined weapon-based fighting games. 11 years after its most recent release comes a brand new addition on the Nintendo Switch! Experience the fighting game that took the world by storm, SNK said in a press release.

Samurai Shodown will take place one year before the events of the original game, SNK said, where tensions are still hot in the land of the rising sun. The game will feature 13 returning characters in addition to 3 characters brand new to the series. SNK said that fan favorites like Rimururu, Kubikiri Basara, Kazuki Kazama, and Wan Fu make their return and Hisame Shizumaru from Samurai Shodown III will be included as a free character.

Players that pre-order Samurai Shodown for the Switch will receive a copy of Samurai Shodown! 2.

The game will feature 1-2 local players and allow for up to 10 players via network play.

Samurai Shodown is slated to launch in North America during the first quarter of 2020 for the Nintendo Switch.