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Samurai Shodown will be making the jump to next gen consoles with the announcement of an Xbox Series X version

What improvements will we see come with it?

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • September 24, 2020 at 9:06 a.m. PDT • Comments: 31

Samurai Shodown continues to be one of the best fighting games SNK's released in modern times — minus the netcode — and soon players will be able to enjoy the hard-hitting action on brand new hardware.

During the first day of Tokyo Game Show Online 2020 this morning, SNK revealed that Samurai Shodown will be making its way to the Xbox Series X and Series S as one of the very few fighting games to make the jump so far.

Details about the next gen port are a bit scarce at the moment, but it appears as though SamSho will be a day-one launch title for the new Xboxes on November 10, 2020.

No mention of a PlayStation 5 version of SNK's latest fighting game has popped up yet though it's likely in the works as well since the trailer doesn't say anything about next gen exclusivity.

Shinier graphics and prettier effects will certainly look good in Samurai Shodown, however, the most impactful changes to the game will probably be more immediately present in the loading speeds powered by the SSD storage found in both new systems.

Of course, what most SamSho players would probably enjoy most at this point would be a netcode overhaul which we'll need to wait until we know more about the port to see if that's actually a possibility or not. The same can also be said for whether or not current owners will be able to upgrade their version for free or at a discounted price.

Interestingly, this is seemingly only the second traditional fighting game confirmed for a next gen appearance at this point with Guilty Gear Strive being the first on PS5 though it too is a cross-generation title. Override 2: Super Mech League will also be coming to both generations this holiday season which will feature characters from the popular Japanese series Ultraman.

More fighting game reveals are slated to receive some announcements at TGS this weekend considering Capcom confirmed they'll be showing more of Dan for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's Season 5.

The Xbox Series X and it's digital-only counterpart the Series S will both be releasing worldwide on November 10 for $500 and $300 respectively. You can check out the new trailer for Samurai Shodown on next gen hardware below thanks to SNK NEO GEO WORLD.

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