Samurai Shodown Heading to PC via Epic Games Store Spring 2020

Samurai Shodown

A showcase of games coming to the Epic Games Store in Spring 2020 has revealed that Samurai Shodown will be heading to the Epic Games Store on Windows PC.

At 0:45, footage of the game along with its release date are shown. As of this time, no official announcement has come from SNK Corporation, but it would seem highly likely this is official.

You can find that video below.

In June 2019, Samurai Shodown director and art director Nobuyuki Kuroki stated that an offer of exclusivity on Window PC from a “PC download sales platform,” had been rejected by SNK Corporation CEO Koichi Toyama.

At the time, the offer was allegedly made if the game had achieved a certain number of preorders. This was rejected, as Toyama felt the game could sell more. If that platform was the Epic Games Store, it seems something may have changed since then.

You can find the full rundown on the game (via Epic Games Store) below.


SAMURAI SHODOWN has enjoyed worldwide success as a blade-wielding fighting game series since its first release in 1993. Over 10 years have passed since the last series installment, and it is now time for SAMURAI SHODOWN to return in a brand-new game featuring high-end visuals and gameplay! With its story set one year before the very first installment, warriors and combatants from various backgrounds and with their own goals are about to battle to fulfill their destinies!
  • Carrying on the Legacy
    Faithfully reproducing the game mechanics and atmosphere that contributed to the success of the series, the new game aims to bring the same tense and exhilarating battles that the series is known for. Intense and epic battles are back!
  • Evolving the Presentation
    Using the power of UNREAL® ENGINE 4, the series is able to achieve a level of detail never before seen for a totally new visual experience!

In case you missed it, the second season of DLC characters were revealed, including Mina Majikina, Sogetsu Kazama, and Iroha.

Samurai Shodown is available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and Spring 2020 on Windows PC (via Epic Games Store).

Image: Epic Games Store



Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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