SNK Corporation has announced that its critically acclaimed, award-winning fighting sensation Samurai Shodown has launched for Nintendo Switch today. Celebrating the Nintendo Switch launch, SNK is giving fans a 15% discount on the Season Pass 1 from February 25 to March 17. In addition, the Neo Geo Pocket classic Samurai Shodown! 2 comes completely free of charge with the pre-purchase of the game for Nintendo Switch. Physical pre-orders also include a controller skin featuring Haohmaru and Yashamaru while supplies last.
“Samurai Shodown on Nintendo Switch gives fans the chance to pick up a Joy-Con and Crescent Moon Slash their enemies to pieces from anywhere on the planet,” says Yasuyuki Oda, Lead Producer of Samurai Shodown. “We can’t wait to witness a fresh group of warriors slice their way to victory as the game’s original roster of icons and brand new Season Pass characters.”
Samurai Shodown’s first Season Pass fighters, RIMURURU, BASARA, KAZUKI KAZAMA and WAN-FU, are now available. The first character of the title’s Season Pass 2 roster, MINA, will be available later this month. She will be joined by SOGETSU KAZAMA, IROHA and a mysterious fourth combatant in the near future. SHIZUMARU HISAME is also making it to the Nintendo Switch roster as a free DLC.
Alongside a captivating art style and a range of competitive in-game modes, the game on Nintendo Switch features a unique approach to weapons-based combat. As a testament to SNK’s commitment to evolving the fighting genre, the game will be a main tournament title at “Evolution Championship Series 2020” (EVO 2020) in Las Vegas, NV from July 31st to Aug. 2nd, 2020.
Samurai Shodown for Nintendo Switch is now available for $49.99 USD. Fans who pre-ordered the physical version can look forward to receiving the port of Samurai Shodown! 2 (originally released on Neo Geo Pocket) and a bonus controller skin.