Samurai Shodown V

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Samurai Shodown V
Samurai Shodown V (cover).jpg
Developer(s)Yuki Enterprise
Publisher(s)SNK Playmore
Bandai Namco Entertainment (Switch)
Designer(s)Yuki Enterprise
Neo Geo
PlayStation 2
Xbox[note 1]
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Nintendo Switch
Microsoft Windows
  • JP: October 10, 2003
Neo Geo
  • WW: December 11, 2003
  • NA: January 2006
  • PAL: May 26, 2006
PlayStation 2
  • JP: July 29, 2004
  • PAL: May 26, 2006
  • NA: April 2009
PlayStation 3
  • JP: April 15, 2015
PlayStation 4
  • WW: September 12, 2017
Nintendo Switch
  • WW: July 5, 2018
Microsoft Windows
  • WW: June 19, 2019
Genre(s)Fighting game
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer
Arcade systemNeo Geo (708 Mbit cartridge)
SoundYamaha YM2610
DisplayRaster, 304 x 224 pixels (Horizontal), 4096 colors

Samurai Shodown V, known as Samurai Spirits Zero (サムライスピリッツ零, Samurai Supirittsu Zero) in Japan, is the eighth game in SNK's Samurai Shodown/Samurai Spirits series of fighting games. It was one of the last games to be released on the Neo Geo. The original Japanese version of the game has a great deal of dialogue in single-player mode; these scenes are left out of the English version.[citation needed]

This title takes place before the first Samurai Shodown.


Aggregate score
Review scores
EGM58%[citation needed]
G440%[citation needed]
Game Revolution42%[citation needed]
GameSpot69%[citation needed]
GameSpy60%[citation needed]
IGN62%[citation needed]
OXM (UK)50%[citation needed]

The game had mediocre reception. GameSpot said "This 2D fighting game is a real blast from the past, but its big cast of fairly interesting characters and its online play can make it worthwhile for NeoGeo fans."[citation needed] IGN said "It's got lots of moves, a deep fighting system, and the online play is a big plus, but it really isn't that enjoyable in the end."[citation needed] Gamespy summarised it as "A competent port of an iffy game in a good series",[citation needed] while EGM said "this classic weapons-based fighting series has lost much of its soul. While the original cast moves as fluidly as ever, the newer faces are the epitome of mediocre design and animation".[citation needed] The Official Xbox Magazine said it was "an obsolete relic".[citation needed]


  1. ^ The Xbox version of this game is not compatible with Xbox 360 .


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