Samurai Shodown: Sen Coming Stateside Care Of Xseed

By Spencer . January 25, 2010 . 2:24am


Samurai Shodown: Edge of Destiny is coming to North America, but not from Atlus or Ignition. Xseed will publish the torso cleaving, 3D Samurai Shodown game in North America under a new name.


When it finally comes out here it will be known as Samurai Shodown: Sen. Just days ago, we mentioned Rising Star Games picked up the Xbox 360 game up. Thanks to an ESRB leak, we know Xseed has the North American publishing rights. Previously, Ignition handled all SNK games and even announced Samurai Shodown: Edge of Destiny at E3.


Unless Xseed has another surprise up their sleeve, Samurai Shodown: Sen will be their first HD game.

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    This will be the first time Xseed published anything on a Microsoft platform I believe. Hopefully this means good things are yet to come. No More Heroes: Paradise plz! :)

  • …Well, this seems like a huge mistake.

  • hsiao

    With all the money they are going to lose with titles like this (or Wizard of Oz, just to name the last DS game they published that no one wanted), that carry too many negative opinions from the original release to interest the niche market they should sell to, they could have just released Retro Game Challenge 2.

    They would have lost money nonetheless, but at least they would have made a lot of gamers happy :-P

    But seriously, I doubt Xseed will be around in the next generation.
    They just seem to have a talent for localizing games that no one wants, and the only time one of their titles could have sold well (Muramasa, which did ok), they lost it to Ignition.

    Most of all, they don’t have a strong “flagship” series like Atlus has to make up for the small mistakes that even they do during the year.

  • masuto

    I agree. I think it’s mostly because of their lack of marketing. And that may have been caused by their lack of budget. They are a really small company after all and in order for them to survive in the coming years, they need to release a game big enough to warrant sequels.

  • jj984jj

    I feel like I’m opposite land with XSEED handling this and Ignition handling Arc Rise Fantasia.

  • Ereek

    Oh my, the Ignition and XSEED drama gets more complex by the week!

    (Go XSEED!)

  • This game looks horrible… as much as I’d love this game to be good… I very much highly doubt it is… which saddens me! :(

    KOF XII and now Samurai Showdown… craptastic!

  • Darren M

    Xseed also has a lot of distribution issues. I’ve had Wizard of Oz on my radar since the day it came out, but it seems that it was never given Canadian distro, so I haven’t really had a chance. Was it hard to find in the US as well?And I honestly hope they spent next to nothing on this license, they could have picked up something like Retro Game Challenge 2 which (despite being niche and apparently a poor seller) likely would have done better than this.

    edit: Also, major gaming retailers in the canadian market like rarely get adequate (if any) stock of their games. Half-Minute Hero, Wizard of Oz (only marketplace sellers), and Avalon Code were never carried by Amazon, just off the top of my head. Not sure whose fault this is, to be honest.

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