Back in June, I wrote our review for the 2019 reboot of Samurai Shodown. It was a welcome return for the franchise as I “embraced death” in various battles against foes that could defeat me in only a few blows. That intense action of colliding blades now has a release date for the Nintendo Switch—unsheath your joycons and hand the other to a friend. SNK announced this week that Samurai Shodown (2019) would be coming to the Nintendo Switch on February 25th for $49.99. Fans can pre-order the game now for 10% off and a few bonuses for the physical and digital versions.
The first bonus is a downloadable handheld spinoff of Samurai Shodown II called Samurai Shodown 2: Pocket Fighting Series. This version of the critically acclaimed sequel initially released on the Neo Geo Pocket Color in 1999 and looks like it might be a fun way to experience a piece of gaming history. The odds are that playing this version of Samurai Shodown II will be the first time for many as the Neo Geo Pocket Color could not step up to the competition that was Nintendo’s Gameboy Color.
The second is for those who purchase the Physical version of Samurai Shodown (2019). Switch owners who enjoy customizing their consoles and Joycons will be please with the controller skin that will be included in a limited number of copies. The controller skin features returning favorite Haohmaru and Yashurama, who is new to the roster. This physical version may be the right purchase for those who want to slay their opponents with style.
Will you be checking out Samurai Shodown (2019) on the Nintendo Switch? Let us know in the comments and be sure to read our official review of the PS4 version.