Last week, at PAX East, SNK held a panel about the Samurai Shodown series. Of course, it was mostly about the brand new game officially announced for the Nintendo Switch a few days ago, but there were also a nice surprise for long-time fans of the series (or those who simply want to discover its origins).
During the panel, it was announced that a Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection will be released this Fall worldwide. It will include the following games:
- Samurai Shodown (the original game)
- SS II
- SS III: Blades of Blood
- SS IV: Amakusa’s Revenge
- SS V
- SS V Special
This collection is developed by Digital Eclipse, who have already worked on quite a few collection of retro games (SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, Mega Man Legacy Collections, etc.).
As usual, the Collection is not just a bunch of ROMs on a cart, there’s also some extras, such as:
- online play (though only for a select games)
- Museum Mode (with the usual artworks, character sprites, and more)
- and more…
More details about this Collection will be revealed at a later date.
But that’s not all: during the panel, a brand new character for the latest entry in the series was revealed: Darli Dagger. She may look like a pirate, but she’s actually a shipbuilder!
Here’s what she looks like:
Finally, here’s the latest character profile, introducing Charlotte:
Charlotte is a French knight who values martial arts over authority. She will Embrace Death any time there is a threat to her country’s well being.
If you missed the panel (which was livestreamed on Twitch), SNK have uploaded the full recording on YouTube!
Here’s the recording:
Samurai Shodown and Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection (Switch) comes out this Fall worldwide. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!