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XSEED Games To Publish SAMURAI SHODOWN SEN for Xbox 360

February 10, 2010

XSEED Games To Publish SAMURAI SHODOWN SEN for Xbox 360

Legendary Fighting Series Making Its Next Gen Debut

XSEED Games announced today that it has secured the North American publishing rights to SAMURAI SHODOWN SEN. In a strategic move to further build its profile as a proven independent-minded game publisher across multiple platforms, XSEED Games has partnered with SNK PLAYMORE to release the next installment of the popular arcade fighting game series. Formerly known as SAMURAI SHODOWN: Edge of Destiny, SAMURAI SHODOWN SEN is the latest iteration of the legendary weapons-based fighting series developed by SNK PLAYMORE. The game is in its final production phase and is scheduled for release this spring exclusively for the Xbox 360.

"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."

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 thrilled to partner with XSEED Games on SAMURAI SHODOWN as we have much respect and admiration for their approach to creatively marketing games in North America,” said Soichiro Hosoya, Company President of SNK PLAYMORE CORP. “Fans of the series will no doubt enjoy this next generation offering, so we look forward to working together to deliver a truly fun arcade fighting game that continues to deliver what the series has best been known for.”

The upcoming release of SAMURAI SHODOWN SEN marks the 11th game in SNK’s classic Japanese weapons-based fighting series, and promises to continue the legacy of delivering innovation to the popular genre. The original SAMURAI SHODOWN is known to have been the best and most original fighting game in its day. Its successors have continued to carry the respect and enthusiasm by critics and gamers alike, for further adding new mechanics and enhancing existing ones.

XSEED Games will share more product details in the coming weeks. Developed by SNK PLAYMORE, SAMURAI SHODOWN SEN will be available in Spring 2010 exclusively for Xbox 360.

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