Samurai Shodown VI to make it’s US console debut on Samurai Shodown Anthology

By Levi . February 24, 2008 . 7:12am

sstk.jpg Man, I love Samurai Shodown. When I heard that SNK Playmore was putting together a collection of past games in the series, I was excited to say the least. Well, now there's even more reason to be excited. In a video interview with Gamespot, SNK Playmore revealed at GDC that Samurai Shodown VI will be appearing for the first time on US home consoles as part of Samurai Shodown Anthology. Known in Japan as Samurai Spirits: Tenkaichi Kenkakuden, Samurai Shodown VI made an appearance in US arcades courtesy of Sega, but has never appeared on home consoles. Thankfully SNK Playmore is planning on changing that later this year when Samurai Shodown Anthology is released. For those of you curious, the Anthology consists of Samurai Shodown I, II, III, IV, V, V Special, and VI.


I've had plenty of experience with Samurai Shodown VI (back when I had a Japanese PS2), and I've got to say that it's probably the best game in the series, and I most likely wouldn't hesitate to pay the price SNK Playmore will likely ask for the Anthology just for it. Not only does it feature every character to ever appear in the series (excluding characters from Samurai Shodown 64 and Warrior's Rage), it also has some interesting new characters. Like Andrew, an American fighter who wields a musket with a bayonet. Oh, and did I mention that he's based on former US president Andrew Jackson? And of course there's Iroha, Samurai Shodown's equivalent of Mai Shiranui, who proved to be so popular in Japan that SNK is giving her a game of her own. Anyway, enough of my rambling. All you Wii, PS2, and PSP owners will find out just how awesome Samurai Shodown VI is later this year when Samurai Shodown Anthology comes out!


< Spencer's note: When I met up with SNK at GDC I thought this was common knowledge. I guess not! Also I asked them if the Wii version would have waggle sword fighting and was told, "probably not." >

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  • thaKingRocka

    following a lengthy pattern of america not getting all these awesome 2D fighting games for ps2, i spent a lot of money to procure all these titles for my japanese ps2 while living in japan where these games usually sell at full price. i come home, and the ps2 is home to an incredible array of fighting games and shooters. i can’t quite pinpoint the reason for this sea change, but i can say that despite the strain it puts on my wallet to purchase american versions (in addition to my japanese versions) of kof, ngbc, firepro, arcana heart, and now a US release of tenkaichi, i am as happy as i’ve ever been with the ps2. if things had been like this from the get-go, the dreamcast might just have slipped to number two in my book. let’s see if someone brings fist of the north star over here. should that happen, i will be extremely frustrated, but incredibly happy.

  • I’m very pleased with SNK these days. In addition to keeping 2D alive for new installments, they have put out some of the best collections of just about anyone.

  • Justin Bailey

    This news made my day

  • SushiXex+alpha


  • Carmen

    “Waggle sword fighting”, haha! Thanks for watching out for us Spencer!

  • wow, the best thing ever !

  • badfish

    This made my day. I’m really happy with SNK lately. Nothing like keeping the 2D gaming movement on.!!

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