You guys already know I love Samurai Shodown, right? We let you know back in December about the previous limited edition for the newest title in the series, and now Pix’n Love Publishing is back at it again for the upcoming Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection. It’s a physical version of the game collection and a bunch of SamSho stuff in a gorgeous shockbox. Don’t just take my word for it — have a look at this beauty for yourself:
SAMURAI SHODOWN NEOGEO COLLECTION dévoile le contenu de son édition Collector ! ? Ouverture des précommandes le mardi 2 juin à 17h sur le site officiel Pix'n Love en deux versions : Collector numérotée (1800 Switch/1200 PS4) et standard pour Switch/PS4. ?@SNKPofficial pic.twitter.com/GA05gLFjqQ
— Editions Pix'n Love (@Pixnlove) May 29, 2020
According to the Pix’n Love site, here’s what you’ll be getting in this set:
- The Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection game (physical edition) for Nintendo Switch™
- An official NeoGeo box numbered at 1800 copies
- A 104-page art book featuring previously unpublished design documents and illustrations
- Two exclusive CDs to plunge back into the atypical sound universe of the Samurai Shodown series
- Seven lithographs in the colors of the Samurai Shodown saga
That’s not to mention the updated features already included in the Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection. There are online matches with rollback netcode. There’s a museum with never-before-seen art, movies, and interviews. And the gold-plated cherry on top is Samurai Shodown V Perfect, a game that was never officially released. And the other six games in the series are there too of course. You can get this version of the game digitally on Switch and PlayStation 4 on July 28, but it’ll be on Epic Games Store June 11 and on Steam June 18.
The Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection shockbox edition is also available on PlayStation 4 with 1200 copies. The previous limited shockbox the company released sold out almost immediately, so if you’re a Samurai Shodown fan, make sure to set an alarm for 11 a.m. EST on June 2 to put in your preorder. It’s set to ship on August 28.
I can tell you from personal experience that the last one the company did is pretty sweet and was well worth the price.