Samurai Shodown Neo Geo Collection dated, Samurai Shodown 2019 coming to PC June 11

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SNK has announced that Digital Eclipse’ Samurai Shodown Neo Geo Collection will be hitting PC and consoles in the very near future. Not only that, but Samurai Shodown (2019) is finally getting is long-awaited PC port and will arrive on Epic Games Store June 11.

The Samurai Shodown Neo Geo Collection is, as the name suggests, a compilation of the classic SamSho titles released for SNK’s console throughout the ’90s and into the early ’00s. Included in the compendium are Samurai Shodown (1993), Samurai Shodown II (1994), Samurai Shodown III (1995), Samurai Shodown IV: Akamatsu’s Revenge (1996), Samurai Shodown V (2003) and its expanded edition, Samurai Shodown V Special (2004).

But easily the most intriguing element is the inclusion of Samurai Shodown Perfect, a never-before-released revision of Samurai Shodown V that was originally destined to be the final Neo Geo release, but unfortunately never saw the light of day, becoming something of an urban legend among series fans.

The Neo Geo collection will include online support, a museum chock-full of over 2000 marketing materials, and a soundtrack player. Additional features include dip-switch settings, English and Japanese language support, and screen filter options. This release seems a must-buy for SNK heads and fight fans everywhere.

Back in the present, the excellent Samurai Shodown (2019) will finally see the light of day on PC next month, following on from its previous release on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. But I have to admit it’s a bit of a rough deal for the long-waiting PC fanbase.

Launching as an EGS exclusive alongside its first two season passes, Samurai Shodown will retail for around $50, with PC fans obviously missing out on the “Free Season One” deal that PS4 owners were able to enjoy. All-in, to bring the PC edition of Samurai Shodown up to speed, PC owners will be asked to fork out around $90 for the base game and both of its expansion packs.

Samurai Shodown Neo Geo Collection launches on PC via Epic Games Store June 11, and on Steam June 18. It will then follow on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on July 28. Samurai Showdown (2019) launches on PC via Epic Games Store June 11, and is available right now on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Samurai Shodown Neo Geo Collection launch dates [Gematsu]

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