In 1993, SNK released Samurai Shodown on the Neo Geo MVS arcade platform. It did enough to stand out from other fighting games of the era, earning itself numerous sequels and console ports throughout the years. The last time the franchise saw an arcade release was in 2008 with Samurai Spirits Sen.
Today, SNK is making waves with the announcement of a return to Samurai Shodown with Samurai Spirits. Now, before I post that, I should mention that there is no confirmation of an arcade edition being in the works at this time. But I did notice that the company did not mention which platforms this is coming to at the end, or on the website. It could mean nothing, or they could just be holding their cards back for some kind of arcade reveal a little later. Where SNK just released SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy AC over in Japan, I don’t think that the possibility of this coming to arcades in some form is totally out of the question.
Here’s the trailer, possibly NSFW due to blood and violence. By what is shown here, they certainly seem to be staying true to the original:
The question now is: would you like to see this hit up arcades? I think it would be great, as long as there is some significant content that would stay exclusive to the arcade version (unique characters and or/stages).
[Official Samurai Spirits website]
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