Show some (controller) skin with a new pre-order bonus for the Switch version of Samurai Shodown

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It won’t be long before you can embrace death with the Switch version of Samurai Shodown, as SNK has just announced that it will bundle a free controller skin to those who pre-order the physical version of the game, which will be released on February 25. The Switch version of the game will also include Samurai Shodown III’s Hisame Shizumaru as a free character.

SNK CORPORATION (Corporate HQ: Suita-city, Osaka, Japan, Company President & CEO: Koichi Toyama) has announced today that fighting game fans can pre-purchase the critically acclaimed, award-nominated SAMURAI SHODOWN for the Nintendo Switch right now to receive a 10% discount and also the Neo Geo Pocket classic SAMURAI SHODOWN! 2 completely free of charge. Pre-orders for a physical copy will also include a controller skin featuring Haohmaru and Yashamaru. SAMURAI SHOWDOWN will be available on February 25 for Nintendo Switch™ in North America.

This latest entry keeps in line with the weapon-based fighting mechanics that the franchise helped popularize in 1993, as signature features like the Rage Gauge and Lightning Blade will return alongside a robust roster of new and familiar fighters. In addition to everything included above, Hisame Shizumaru from SAMURAI SHODOWN III will be included as a free character.

SAMURAI SHODOWN for Nintendo Switch™ will launch on February 25 for $49.99 USD. Players who pre-order the physical version today can look forward to receiving both the port of SAMURAI SHODOWN! 2 (originally released on Neo Geo Pocket), and a bonus controller skin as well.

Check out our review of the PlayStation 4 version of Samurai Shodown, and stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.