Samurai Shodow 'Season Pass 2' trailer reconfirms Mina Majikina, reveals Sogetsu Kazama, Iroha, and a mystery fighter

4 more for the fight

SNK has released the Season Pass 2 trailer for Samurai Shodown, and it gives a look at the upcoming slate of DLC fighters. Mina Majikina has been reconfirmed for the pack, and leaked characters Sogetsu Kazama and Iroha have been confirmed. There's also a fourth mystery character teased as well.

Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection to be playable at EVO Japan 2020

Seeing release sometime this year

Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection, which was originally announced for release in Fall 2019, is going to make a playable appearance at EVO Japan 2020. On Jan 24th and 25th, 2020, fans at EVO Japan will get to go hands-on with the collection, which includes the following games.

- Samurai Shodown
- Samurai Shodown II
- Samurai Shodown III: Blades of Blood
- Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa’s Revenge
- Samurai Shodown V
- Samurai Showdown V Special

'Samurai Shodown' getting physical Switch release in US, box-art and preorder bonus revealed

Physical shodown

SNK's Samurai Shodown is launching for Nintendo Switch on February 25th, 2020. Preorders have opened up on GameStop, revealing a physical edition of the upcoming fighting game. The physical edition is priced at $49.99, and preorders will include a limited edition Switch controller skin.

After nearly ten years out of the spotlight, Samurai Shodown is back with a vengeance! Developed by the team behind the critically acclaimed King of Fighter XIV, thirteen beloved fighters return, along with three new, to do battle on this legendary stage!

PR - The weapon-based fighter SAMURAI SHODOWN is slated to release in North America during Q1 of 2020 for the Nintendo Switch!

Osaka, Japan, November 21, 2019 – SNK CORPORATION (Corporate HQ: Suita-city, Osaka, Japan, Company President & CEO: Koichi Toyama) is proud to announce that the critically acclaimed SAMURAI SHODOWN, nominated for Best Fighting Game at THE GAME AWARDS 2019 is now making its way to the Nintendo Switch™ system in Q1 2020!

The battle cuts its way into the Nintendo Switch line-up!

From its creation in 1993, the Samurai Shodown series has redefined weapon-based fighting games. 11 years after its most recent release comes a brand new addition on the Nintendo Switch! Experience the fighting game that took the world by storm!

■Peerless warriors duke it out in 1700's Japan!
13 returning characters are joined by 3 completely new to the series. This latest installment takes place one year before the events of the original Samurai Shodown game, where tensions are still hot in the land of the rising sun!

■A game that threads the line between suspense and thrills!
Classic Samurai Shodown concepts like the Rage Gauge, Lightning Blade, and Super Special Moves make their return! Feel your heart race as you're moments from death, only to turn the tables in one fell swoop! A true fighting game experience is waiting for you on the Nintendo Switch!

■Play anywhere, anytime, with the Nintendo Switch
It's easier than ever to battle a friend using the Nintendo Switch's Table Top mode. Simply pass them a Joy-Con and have at it! Additionally, you can fight anywhere in the world using Handheld mode!

■Thrilling new DLC characters join the fight!
Fan favorites like Rimururu, Kubikiri Basara, Kazuki Kazama, and Wan Fu make their return! Also, Hisame Shizumaru from Samurai Shodown III is included as a free character!

■Samurai Shodown! 2 pre-order bonus for the Nintendo Switch!
Samurai Shodown! 2, a fighting game developed for SNK's own handheld system (the Neo Geo Pocket) will now be available for the first time ever on a new platform, and only on the Nintendo Switch! These chibi fighters really pack a punch!

Announcement Trailer

Official Website



■Release Date
Q1 2020

Versus fighting

Nintendo Switch

1-2 Local / 2-10 Network

■Retail Price
$49.99 U.S.
$49.99 Canada

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Mai Shiranui will not be joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate because the game is "for good boys and girls of many different ages"

Mai oh Mai!

In the recent Terry Bogard reveal live-stream from Masahiro Sakurai, many SNK cameo appearances were announced. One major character missing however, was Mai Shiranui. Sakurai gave a reason for her lack of inclusion, as "Smash is for good boys and girls of many different ages." Mai is known for her scandalous clothing and fan-service heavy character design, so it doesn't come as too much of a surprise that her character would not be allowed to join Super Smash Bros. It seems that Bayonetta will be as far as sexiness goes in terms of fighters in the Nintendo published franchise.

Terry Bogard is available now as DLC in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Release the fury!

Terry Bogard faces the fury in the Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate game as a new playable fighter! This iconic fighter from the Fatal Fury series of fighting games is the fourth fighter in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass. Using his Power Wave and Burning Knuckle, earn your title as The King of Fighters!

As the live-stream with Masahiro Sakurai finished up, it's time for Terry Bogard to join the battle! Challenger Pack 4 is now available for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and is available through the fighters pass or individually for $5.99. As always, purchasing the character also includes a brand new stage (King of Fighters Stadium). 50 music tracks are also included, which makes this new DLC fighter a more than OK deal. The full version of the original character announcement video has also been released, and can be watched via YouTube above.

Purchase Terry Bogard and the rest of the DLC here!

SNK says a return for Metal Slug is currently being talked about

Heavy metal discussions

Its been quite some time since we saw a new installment in the Metal Slug series, but it sounds like SNK is very slowly moving towards a revival. In an interview with Twinfinite, SNK's Yasuyuki Oda opened up about where discussions on the franchise are right now.

Nothing is decided at the moment, nothing has actually been started, but we’re definitely in the phase where we started talking about “let’s bring it back. We want to bring it back.” The fans want it. On whether we’d do the one-hit kill, there are still a lot of discussions about that, but I like the idea of maybe bringing two modes, perhaps with an easy mode with a life gauge. But there is still a lot of discussion going on internally about that. We want to make sure we do it right.

SNK report puts SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy at over 300k sold, new Metal Slug in development for consoles

Heavy machine gun!

We've got a double-dose of good news about SNK today. First up, SNK Corporation chairman Ge Zhihui has confirmed that SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy has managed to sell over 300k units. It looks like this one was a slow-but-steady seller, as 300k is nothing to sneeze at!

Second, and possibly more important, Zhihui has confirmed that a new Metal Slug game is in the works. This is a title for consoles, and not the mobile game that was discussed recently. No specific platforms were mentioned, but I'll be keeping all fingers/toes crossed for a Switch version.

Samurai Shodown devs on what's old, what's new, and more

It's all about fan feedback

Looking for a bit more insight into Samurai Shodown? The video above features Game Designer Josh Weatherford, Game and Art Director Nobuyuki Kuroki, and Producer Yasuyuki Oda, as they all talk about what's old and new in Samurai Shodown. You can get a quick rundown of the details below.

- it was one of the most requested IPs from the fans
- it's also one of their most iconic IPs, and it was time for it to come back
- this new entry is still faithful to the older games
- devs tried to imagine what fans wanted to see when it came to characters
- rage explosion/mechanic returns
- lightning blade attacks return
- each character has one super special move


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