Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection Revealed for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
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Developer SNK announced at a panel at the PAX East event on Saturday that it and Digital Eclipse will release a Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (via Steam) this fall.
The game collection will include all six titles that SNK released for Samurai Shodown on the NeoGeo between 1993-2004. The collection will be available to play online or offline, and will include the Japanese and overseas releases. The collection will also include a "museum mode" with materials about characters and the history of the games.
The separate new Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits) game will launch worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in June, for Nintendo Switch in the fourth quarter of 2019, and for PC later. The panel on Saturday also revealed that the new character Darli Dagger will join the game.
SNK is developing the game using Unreal Engine 4. The game will have Japanese audio with subtitles in English, Japanese, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Korean, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Pan-American Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.
The game will be set between the events of the original game and Samurai Shodown V. The game will feature popular characters from previous games in the franchise including Haōmaru, Nakoruru, and Galford. The game's 16 fighters will include three new characters. More characters will debut after the game's launch as DLC.
The fighting game series originally launched in 1993. The latest game in the franchise, Samurai Shodown: Sen, launched for arcades in April 2008. The game later received a release for the Xbox 360 in Japan in December 2009 and in North America in March 2010.