Samurai Shodown is getting a next-gen upgrade for Xbox Series X|S

Revealed during yesterday’s Tokyo Game Show Xbox event, SNK have announced a new next-gen release of their fighting game Samurai Shodown – known as Samurai Spirits in Japan. The twist is that it’s coming exclusively to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S this winter.


Samurai Shodown revived the classic fighting game series in 2019, coming out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and PC. To be getting an upgrade for the game on next-gen isn’t too surprising, but what’s interesting is that it will, at least initially, be exclusively on Xbox.

We’ve asked for more details on whether this is a timed exclusive – we’d assume so – if it’s a new paid version of the game, and if it bundles in post-release content. We’ll update this post once we find out!

Samurai Shodown Producer, Yasuyuki Oda, said, “The Xbox Series X|S is Microsoft’s most innovative and cutting-edge next-gen console which is ramping up to hit the market soon, and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of its massive presence in the gaming community.”

We rather enjoyed the game upon its current gen release last year. Nick said in our Samurai Shodown review:

“Samurai Shodown is a strong entry into the sea of fighters, showing a lot of love for the original series, while also being able to appeal to newcomers. A few niggles aside, people are going to be playing Sam Show for a long time. EVO just got more exciting to watch!”

Source: press release

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