Athlon Games and developer SNK announced today that Samurai Shodown for the Nintendo Switch has been delayed from its previously planned Q4 2019 release window to Q1 2020 in North America.
The Switch version of Samurai Shodown includes the Samurai Shodown! 2 as a pre-order bonus. It is the first port of the game since the original release on Neo Geo Pocket in 1999. It has been confirmed that it will support both tabletop and handheld modes.
Here’s an overview of the game, via a listing from PlayStation Store:
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 FIGHTERS XIV, thirteen beloved fighters return, along with three new, to do battle on this legendary stage!
LEGACY: The same tense, high-damage single strike battles that the series is known for!
EVOLUTION: New, cinematic art style and updated fight mechanics bring each battle to life in a variety of online and offline modes.
REVOLUTION: Take on the top players in the world through a revolutionary AI system that learns player patterns and creates “Ghost” clones for you to take on in head-to-head battles.
For those in Japan, Samurai Shodown will be released on December 12. Those who have a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the game is now available.
Check out the new trailer:
In addition to the Switch version, a Stadia version will launch on November 19. A PC version was also announced for there’s still no date yet. Let’s hope that when the release date is announced for Samurai Shodown Switch version, it will no longer be delayed.