Expanding their library again is Dark Horse, who will have a celebration of SNK’s classic fighting game Samurai Showdown hitting stores.
When you talk about iconic fighting games, Samurai Showdown is usually in the conversation. True, it doesn’t get quite the notoriety of titles like Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat, but SNK’s samurai-centric fighter is a classic in its own right.
So it’s probably about time that Samurai Showdown got its own art book from Dark Horse. The masters of the format, Dark Horse will be sending The Art of Samurai Showdown to retail in the spring, and it’s set to be a packed tome.
Since 1993, SNK has rocked the fighting-game world with the visceral combat, iconic characters, and dynamic settings of Samurai Shodown! Now, The Art of Samurai Shodown offers unique insights into the making of the long-awaited revival of the classic fighting franchise. This oversized-format volume contains nearly 700 documents and illustrations that were used to createthe blockbuster game, showcasing this latest episode in thrilling hyper-detail!
Explore this beautiful and dangerous world with this striking, in-depth look at the game that embodies the samurai spirit!Dark Horse press release
The Art of Samurai Showdown has a release date of May 21st, 2021. The book will clock in at 192 pages, and run you $39.99 USD. Pre-orders are open now, and you can snag one via Amazon or at your local comic shop.