News: Say hello to Samurai Shodown Sen.
It has been a long road for the latest game in the Samurai Shodown series. First announced last year by as Samurai Shodown: Edge of Destiny, the game was originally supposed to be published by Ignition in November. However, a delay in the game's development at SNK Playmore led to a new "TBA" release date.
Yesterday, XSEED Games announced they've acquired the rights to Edge of Destiny and renamed it Samurai Shodown Sen (as its also known in Europe). The Xbox 360 game was also given a new release date: Spring 2010.
Samurai Shodown Sen is the 11th game in the Samurai Shodown series and it'll be the first Xbox 360 game published by XSEED. It will also be the first 3D entry in the Samurai Shodown series to make it to America:
Samurai Shodown Sen reveals a society on the brink of collapse, as encroaching Western influences threaten to overrun the ancient, once-hidden culture of lords, serfs, and samurai. Impressive 3D visuals, huge roster of new and returning fighters, brutal finishing moves and online play and leaderboards via Xbox Live online entertainment network complete the series' much anticipated rebirth on a next-gen platform.
"We are ecstatic to have our first offering on Xbox 360 be the latest iteration of such a highly-regarded franchise,? said Jun Iwasaki, President of XSEED Games. ?The Samurai Shodown series was a pioneer in the weapons-based fighting genre when it first took arcades by storm over a decade ago, and will now be bringing that same kind of innovative spirit as the series is reborn in 3D with online play."
We'll have more soon.