Samurai Shodown: new character revealed, NeoGeo Collection announced

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!

Source: SNK (Twitter) / SNK (Twitter)



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