Epic Games recently revealed that SNK’s brawler, Samurai Shodown is officially heading to PC this Spring 2020.
Epic Games recently revealed that SNK’s Samurai Shodown game will launch for PC via the Epic Games Store this spring. Earlier this year, the game was successfully ported to Nintendo Switch and now it seems they’re not finished yet. The Samurai Shodown PC port was previously slated to launch last winter. However, the new announcement just came up in the Epic Games Store Spring 2020 Update video.
What’s the background on Samurai Shodown?
For those unfamiliar with the franchise, we’ve got you. Samurai Shodown has enjoyed worldwide success as a blade-wielding fighting game series since its first release in 1993. 11 years have passed since the last series installment and the game returned launching on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Japan and the West in June 2019. The Nintendo Switch version launched in Japan on December 12 and in the West on February 25. The arcade version of the game debuted on October 24, and the game then launched for Stadia on November 19.
SNK developed it using Unreal Engine 4 and the game features high-end visuals and gameplay and based on an overview from it’s publisher, the new title includes a revolutionary feature that learns players’ game actions and patterns in order to create CPU-controlled “ghost” characters. With its story set one year before the very first installment, warriors and combatants from various backgrounds and with their own goals battle to fulfill their destinies.
What other games are heading to the Epic Games Store this Spring?
In other related news, there were a few other game’s within the presentation that are also joining Samurai Shodown in Epic’s spring roundup. Obviously, the big one is Control’s upcoming first expansion. The Foundation lets players “explore the roots of the Oldest House”. And uncover new secrets that have even eluded the Bureau. Epic is also adding the survival sandbox indie Among Trees, an FPS graffiti game Sludge Life, and an eye-catching survival horror indie called Saturnalia. Rounding out the new games are Dread Nautical, Industries of Titan, Totally Reliable Delivery Service, and Diabotical.
As of now, it’s evident that some players will likely be annoyed that Samurai Shodown is coming to the Epic Game Store and not Steam. However, that doesn’t mean that the game won’t still find its way onto Steam in the near future. And while we do not have a solid release date for the PC port. For those of you who can’t wait, the game is already out on consoles. Samurai Shodown is available now for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and Stadia.
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