Samurai Shodown V Perfect

Samurai Shodown V Perfect

Samurai Shodown V Perfect was to be a updated version of Samurai Shodown V, the last game to be released on Neo Geo hardware. It never released in its time, and still remains unreleased as a standalone product.

Overview

Samurai Shodown V Perfect (or, as titled in Japanese, Samurai Spirits Zero Special: Kanzen-han) was a title that was being developed as a final upgrade to Samurai Shodown V and Samurai Shodown V Special. It was to be the final game to be released on Neo Geo hardware before all work on subsequent SNK titles moved to Atomiswave. The game fixed some bugs and balance issues, and presented a new story for its Arcade Mode. However, despite some localization tests, the game never formally released to the public.

As a final title on the Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection released in 2020, a fully playable version of the game (with English translation for relevant locales), was announced and included, for PC (Steam and Epic Games Store), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. As of November 2021, this remains the only way the title has been made available to the public.