By Michael Fontanini / September 25th, 2020
SNK Corporation is excited to announce that Samurai Shodown is coming to the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S next-gen consoles. The game is already available for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Epic Games store, and Stadia. The series was born back in 1993, and has since honed and refined its weapon-based combat. 11 years have now gone by since the series last saw a new installment. It now stands ready, blade in hand, to return with improved visuals on the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S next generation hardware.
The story takes place one year before the events of the original game that birthed the franchise. Here is a shiny trailer showing off some Samurai Shodown action on the new hardware:
Samurai Shodown is built on the Unreal 4 game engine, and has a powerful new AI system, allowing it to learn from the player’s tactics. This also allows it to create CPU-controlled “ghost” characters, which players can also share and take on in battle. The game supports 1-2 players in local play, and 2-10 for online play. You can find out more at the official Samurai Shodown website, or on the store pages for it on various platforms.
Samurai Shodown producer, Yasuyuki Oda, had this to say about the game’s upcoming launch on the next-gen Xbox consoles:
“The Xbox Series X|S is Microsoft’s most innovative and cutting-edge next-gen console which is ramping up to hit the market soon, and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of its massive presence in the gaming community.”