Samurai Shodown Nintendo Switch trailer shows off how the fighter looks on the hybrid console for the first time plus bonus goodies for the system

Get yourself that SamSho carrying pouch

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • August 29, 2019 at 7:20 a.m. PDT

Samurai Shodown already had a seemingly successful launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One earlier this year, but there are still a few versions of the game incoming that fans are keeping their eyes on.

The Nintendo Switch version of the SNK fighter is coming to Japan on December 12, and the publishers have now released the first gameplay trailer for the handheld console hybrid showing off how gameplay will look plus what new special editions are coming out.

Looking at the trailer, it's easy to see that some visual corners needed to be cut to keep the game running at 60 frames per second. The game's shading effect seems quite toned down compared to the other consoles though it still appears quite good in motion.

Samurai Shodown on Switch will also have additional exclusive features including the ability to play multiplayer with single Joy-Cons in table and TV modes. Early adopters will also receive a digital copy of Samurai Shodown! 2 first released on the Neo Geo Pocket Color.

New limited editions of SamSho will also be avaliable for the Switch in Japan including additional goods like an official game pouch, the soundtrack and a copy of Neo Geo Freak. The most expensive bundle coming with everthing will cost 11,261 yen or around $105 USD.

Western release information regarding the Switch version of Samurai Shodown has not been confirmed as of yet, but it will likely launch around the same time as its Japanese counterpart. It'll also remain to be seen if we're able to get our hands on any of the new limited edition goodies either.

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