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Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Fighting
Publisher: SNK
Developer: Digital Eclipse
Release Date: June 11, 2020

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'Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection' (ALL) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on May 27, 2020 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT

It all began in ‘94. And now, the weapon-based fighting game series that swept the world is ready to be taken home as a stellar collection!

Six NEOGEO titles as well as one mysterious, unreleased game are featured! What is more is that each game features online battle modes as well as a Museum Mode and music player! This collection is a must-have for all Samurai Shodown fans across the globe!

The release will be initially available to download for free on the Epic Games Store between June 11-18, for fans to experience seven separate entries in the award-winning series. 

Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection includes the following titles:

  • Samurai Shodown (1993)
  • Samurai Shodown II (1994)
  • Samurai Shodown III 1995)
  • Samurai Shodown IV Amakusa's Revenge 1996)
  • Samurai Shodown V (2003)
  • Samurai Shodown V Special (2004)
  • Samurai Shodown V Perfect (NEW)

Samurai Shodown released on the NEOGEO in 1993, followed by its sequel Samurai Shodown II in 1994, and the series became a trilogy in 1995 with Samurai Shodown III. Soon after Samurai Shodown IV Amakusa's Revenge came in 1996, and seven years later Samurai Shodown V was released in 2003, with Samurai Shodown V Special releasing the following year in 2004. Never before released to the public, Samurai Shodown V Perfect is a mysterious final version of Samurai Shodown V that is the stuff of legends to SNK fans. Players can select between either Japanese or English MVS arcade versions for each title. Additionally, there are features such as scanlines for that retro flair, save functions, and arcade mode can even be set to Free Mode meaning no more game overs!

Key Features:

  • Each title has online Versus modes: Get paired up with warriors of a similar level with Ranked Match, or just blow some steam off on Casual Match. Invite your friends (or foes) for a beat-down in Challenge Friend. Take on Samurai Shodown fans across the world with the push of a button. Note, online versus battle modes are only available for English-released titles.
  • Museum: The museum within this collection is packed with over 2,000 precious development documents and images; it is everything a fan would want! There are even candid videotaped interviews with the developers as they discuss what happened during development. Prepare to dive straight into the world of Samurai Shodown with this collection!
  • Music: Relive the excitement of the Samurai Shodown series by listening to its wonderful soundtracks. There are over 200 tracks to choose from spanning six titles in the Music Player found inside the museum.

Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection will be available to purchase on PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam / Epic Games Store) on July 28 for $39.99.


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