Number of Players
Release Date

Neo Geo

  • US 5th Dec 1997

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • US 7th Jun 2012, 900 points
  • EU 2nd Aug 2012, 900 points
  • JP 13th Mar 2012, 900 points

Switch eShop

  • US 14th Dec 2017, $7.99
  • EU 14th Dec 2017, £6.29


  • Review The Last Blade (Switch eShop / Neo Geo)

    The king of fighters?

    Kaede is fighting Yuki and weapons slash quickly as the two leap about the screen. Quick strikes from both, the action is fast as each looks to string together a series of moves to end the battle. Another day, another fight between Kaede and Yuki, but this time things are playing out differently. This time the combatants have...

  • Review The Last Blade (Wii Virtual Console / Neo Geo)

    Neo Geo fighting at its finest

    There are very few game consoles in existence that can compete with the diverse fighting game library of SNK's Neo Geo system. While some of the earlier efforts came up short of reaching the quality of Capcom's Street Fighter II series, many later efforts ended up being some of the best 2D fighting releases of the era...

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About The Game

Originally released in 1997, The Last Blade is a fighting game set in the "Bakumatsu” period of Japanese history, where 10-plus swordsmen are fighting for different purposes.

The game is similar to its predecessors from the Samurai Showdown series released by the same company, but it differs in allowing players to choose between two sword types; the damage-focused “Power” or “Speed,” which promotes speedy play.

Other game elements include maneuvers like “Repel,” which allows players to deflect enemy attacks, and “Sublime Slash,” which cancels “Super Slice” and can be combined with “Super Secret Slice.” Don’t miss out on powerful -moves like "Super Secret Slice” and “Hidden Secret Slice.”