Posted tagged ‘Samurai Spirits’

Samurai Spirits Sen and KOF98 Ultimate Match now available

August 4, 2008

Fighter fans can now rejoice – two new fighters are now available for purchase, through at least two importing companies that I know of (and probably more), Legend Trading Company (update: I just noticed that the link isn’t working although this is the one I got in the e-mail, maybe the site is down at the moment?) and Coinopexpress. The prices on both games are different between these two companies but Samurai Spirits Sen is going for $3,500 to $3,700 if you get it with the hardware (just the software runs for about $1000 less) and KOF98:UM is going for between $1300 to $2700 respectively, with the software going for much less. If you’re out of the loop, Samurai Spirits Sen is the latest entry in the Samurai Shodown series and is in 3D, KOF98:UM is KOF98 with some enhancements in graphics, new fighters and new moves and was made to celebrate KOF98’s 10th anniversary.

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Video of Samurai Spirits Sen @ GDC08

July 4, 2008

For as many things as we are able to find out about arcades around the net, sometimes a game or announcement slips under our radar. Fortunately it’s not for forever so you’ll have to forgive us that we bringing this up now but below is a video taken from GDC’08 of the upcoming 3D rendition of Samurai Spirits Sen (or Samurai Shodown: Edge of Destiny) for arcades. Come to think of it, I believe that we mentioned this one back in February but I admit that I forgot about it until today. It looks bloody awesome (literally) but obviously it is only for venues that can carry red labeled games due to it’s graphic content. I’m not sure when it is supposed to be released or in what regions exactly but where it was shown at GDC, I hope that it would be on the table for an international release this year. The game uses the Taito TypeX2 hardware but whether or not it will live up to the name (as the last effort that this game made into 3D was shunned by many) remains to be seen. Also tacked on is a second video that was on Gametrailers from about the same time as the first. I’ve been so used to sites like GT rarely carrying something arcade related (unless it’s SFIV) that I stopped checking (I used to check it for console stuff but it’s been a while as I just don’t have the time for consoles right now).

Video 1 (user: fabiosantana1)

Video 2 (Longer than the first, user: zakuzaft)

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Samurai Spirits Teaser Site

December 14, 2007


Back in Octoboer we reported about another fighter in the ‘Samurai’ series of games fron SNK that was in testing – it looks like another test is coming up in Japan (or it might be a release – no translation on this one) thanks to a teaser site for the game. There’s some nice artwork there and some Japanese text but not much else that we already didn’t know before. But the game is still on for a release in 2008 so here’s hoping it will see an overseas release!

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Samurai Spirits Location Testing

October 19, 2007

[Via Arcade Renaissance]

This is quite the week for fighters. First the news about Street Fighter 4 and now word about Samurai Spirits going on location test in Japan. There is no word on if this will make it overseas, although the Samurai Spirits website does have information in English as well as Japanese (the generally don’t do that for games that are Japan-only) so we’ll keep our eyes peeled for anything about the game coming out elsewhere. Either way, 2008 looks like it may see a comeback for fighters in the arcade, with the likes of Tekken 6, VF5, BasaraX and later Street Fighter 4 showing up on the market. Samurai Spirits uses the Taito Type X2 hardware, much like the latest King of Fighters title and is also in 3D as opposed to the more traditional 2D style for the series.

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