I used to love Samurai Showdown when I was a kid. Brief history lesson here – I lived in Hong Kong for four years. I was pretty young but I distinctly remember three things; the world’s longest escalator, getting lost on the metro and playing Samurai Showdown for many hours on those little arcade cabinets where you would sit opposite an opponent. That meant I could stare my opponent in the eyes as they mercilessly destroyed me. Perhaps if I hadn’t been staring them in the eyes and been looking at the screen instead, I might have done a bit better.
Anyway, Samurai Showdown was an awesome 2D brawler and that’s why I’m delighted that SNK are giving the series the Unreal engine treatment. Samurai Spirits will be released in 2019 and it can’t come soon enough as far as I’m concerned.
Check out the teaser trailer below: