You’ve probably played Samurai Shodown in one form or another, mostly as the series first launched way back in 1993. Now though it’s time for SNK’s creation to hit the next-gen with full details and release date of an Xbox Series X|S launch now confirmed.
Samurai Shodown first arrived in the early-1990s, but back in 2019 it was rebooted with even more breathtaking battles and stunning characters with launch on Xbox One and PS4. That launch was then followed by news that an even smoother version would hit Xbox Series X|S in the winter – and now that the winter is here, it’s time to prepare for that launch.
Coming to Xbox Series X|S on March 16th 2021, Samurai Shodown will be thrust out in both digital and physical fashion, with the team at Koch Media handling the global publishing deal which should see the game arrive on shop shelves in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Oceania, Australia and New Zealand on the same date.
The latest version of Samurai Shodown whisks us back to 18th century Japan, bringing forth no less than 13 fan favourite characters and three newbies for good measure. Further to that, Season Pass 1 and 2 has pushed out even more playable options.
On March 16th 2021 though the latest installment in the series will be released on Xbox Series X|S, seeing the game run at a smooth 120 FPS. Best of all is the fact that owners of the previous-gen version of the game will be able to play the game on Series X|S without any additional costs thanks to Smart Delivery, purchased DLCs will also be transferable.
The boxed version is offering bonuses too: The Season Pass 1, which includes 4 characters and a costume, and also the brand new character Cham Cham is going to join the huge roster of fighters as soon as the respective DLC is released.
Check out the latest video below and let us know in the comments if it’s this Xbox Series X|S version that makes Samurai Shodown ever more tempted for you.