Samurai Shodown Is Coming to Xbox Series X, New TGS Trailer Reveals

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SNK’s popular fighting game Samurai Shodown is coming to Xbox Series X/S. The announcement comes by way of a new trailer shown during today’s Tokyo Game Show 2020 livestream.

For the uninitiated, Samurai Shodown (known as Samurai Spirits in Japan) launched last year for current generation consoles, marking the first release in the series for 10 years. It was essentially a revival of the cult classic weapon-based fighting game, which is set in 18th century Japan.

Unlike typical fighting games that focus on long, intricate combos, Samurai Shodown places a greater emphasis on over-the-top sword slashes and elaborate special moves. It features a unique anime-inspired graphical art style.

Check out the new trailer below.

Unfortunately, no release date was included in today’s news.

Twinfinite reviewed the original Samurai Shodown release last year and enjoyed it, scoring the game 3.5/5 and concluding:

“The core weapon-based fighting action brings some fresh and interesting concepts to the table that you really can’t find in any other fighting game on the market right now, maybe unless you consider Soul Calibur VI a fair comparison.

If you fancy samurai mythology with a Japanese ink brush aesthetic and/or you’ve just been looking for a 2.5D style, weapon-based fighting game, I think Samurai Shodown is a very solid choice.”

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Alex Gibson

Alex was a Senior Editor at Twinfinite and worked on the site between January 2017 and March 2023. He covered the ins and outs of Valorant extensively, and frequently provided expert insight into the esports scene and wider video games industry. He was a self-proclaimed history & meteorological expert, and knew about games too. Playing Games Since: 1991, Favorite Genres: RPG, Action