Samurai Shodown Shown Off on Nintendo Switch as it Receives Japanese Release Date

The Nintendo Switch port of Samurai Shodown will be releasing on December 12, 2019 in Japan.

Late last night, we finally learned more about the Nintendo Switch port of SNK’s Samurai Shodown. Up until now, the port has had a vague Q4 2019 release window, but now we know when it is coming out in Japan. SNK has confirmed that it will be releasing on December 12, 2019, which lines up with the previously promised window. At this time, a release date for Samurai Shodown’s Nintendo Switch port has not yet been disclosed.

Hopefully, the wait in other parts of the world for the Nintendo Switch version of Samurai Shodown will not be longer as the game did release simultaneously worldwide in June for PS4 and Xbox One. If a release date announcement does come soon, DualShockers will let you know. It’s great to have a release date in mind for the Nintendo Switch port in at least one region, but we still don’t know when Samurai Shodown’s PC port will be releasing. All SNK has said about this PC port is that it is coming “at a later date,” and we have yet to hear more about it. At least Japanese players on all current generation consoles will have access to the game by the end of 2019.

A Japanese gameplay trailer was also released for the Nintendo Switch version of Samurai Spirits, as it is called there. That being said, it is an easy watch as it still features some English text and is mostly action. In it, we see the game on running on Nintendo Switch and while the graphics have taken a slight hit, Samurai Shodown’s art style adapts pretty nicely to the hybrid console. Watch that trailer below:

Samurai Shodown is available now for PS4 and Xbox One, and will be releasing for Nintendo Switch in Japan on December 12, 2019. The Nintendo Switch port should be arriving just in time to feature all five DLC characters that are releasing between now and then. 

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Tomas Franzese

Tomas Franzese is a News Editor at DualShockers, writing a variety of reviews and shedding light on upcoming games for both PC and consoles. While he has been a gamer most of his life, he began writing for DualShockers in 2016 and has almost never put his computer or a controller down since.

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