Rumor: SNK Working on New Samurai Shodown Game, Launching in 2017

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We’ve learned that SNK Playmore is possibly working on a new Samurai Shodown game.

The rumor comes via two independent sources over on Hadoken.net, who claim the game has been in development for some time and will launch in 2017.

The sources claim the game will hearken back to the series beginnings, and just like the developers upcoming The Kings of Fighters XIV, will use a combination of 2D gameplay with 3D character models.

It’s worth mentioning the sources claim that SNK Playmore is also working on a new anime alongside the game, which coincides with the developer’s new parent company looking to expand their IP into new ventures – including games of course.

We’ve reached out to SNK Playmore for a comment.



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  1. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    February 11, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Hopefully this time it won’t look like a PS2 game. All jokes aside, I’m glad SNK left the pachinko business to make real video games again.

  2. Offendatron_5000
    February 11, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Yeah, Im reserving any hype/judgment for this on the KOF release quality. If that is FUBAR, theres no hopes for this.

  3. Yabloko Molloco San
    Yabloko Molloco San
    February 11, 2016 at 9:00 am


  4. Daryl Corey
    Daryl Corey
    February 11, 2016 at 9:42 am

    If this is true I hope they learned their lessons from the last one because that one on the 360 was a disgrace

  5. TsukuyomiMagi99
    February 11, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Holy shit that’s awesome! I hope the rumors are true since Samurai Spirits was my favorite fighting series growing up. I kinda thought the series died after that awful soul calibur clone called Sen. I can’t wait to play as Iroha or Nakoruru again! ^_^

  6. Kiryu
    February 11, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    SNK>Capcom in fighting games.

  7. Truck
    February 11, 2016 at 2:50 pm


  8. Tyrone Jackson
    Tyrone Jackson
    February 11, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    HA, GAY!

  9. Kiryu
    February 12, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    So Iroha and Nakoruru are your favorites in SS,which ones are it in KOF?Mine is Galford in SS and Terry Bogard in KOF.

  10. TsukuyomiMagi99
    February 12, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    For the ladies it would be Mai, Kula, and Athena. For the fellas it would be K, Regal, and Iori Yagami.