The producer of Tekken wants to make his own Samurai Shodown game: SNK, please let Katsuhiro Harada bring it back!

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • November 10, 2016 at 5:05 p.m. PST

Back in April, TecMundo Games caught up with Tekken Producer Katsuhiro Harada and Game Designer Michael Murray to discuss the game's latest installment, Fated Retribution. For fun, their editor Guilherme Sarda asked both Bandai Namco representatives which fighting game not made by their company is their favorite.


Hardada noted that his favorite fighter is actually SNK's title, Samurai Shodown, while Murray chose Garou: Mark of Wolves.

Because of Harada's answer nearly seven months ago, Sarda decided to revisit the topic with Harada at the King of the Iron Fist tournament earlier this week.

Harada was asked if there is any chance that Bandai Namco would be willing to do some sort of crossover with SNK to feature Samurai Shodown characters in one of their games, much like we've seen with Capcom's Akuma in Tekken 7 most recently.

It looks like Harada's idea for Samurai Shodown extends beyond a simple collaboration.

"More than still talk of the possibility of a collaboration, we would like to buy the rights and make ourselves a new Samurai Shodown title and put the franchise back on the map through our vision," Harada exclaimed. "It is a distant dream, but a dream."

Though this was mostly said in jest, Harada later reaffirmed the desire to be at the helm of a Samurai Shodown revival.

What do you think of a Bandai Namco-made Samurai Shodown with Harada's vision? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: TecMundo Games. Thanks to Sarda for sending this over.

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