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That's right - next Monday you could be crossing swords with the best of them!

We’ve already seen the sublime Samurai Shodown on Nintendo’s retro download service but the sequel is even better – in fact many fans rate it as the best in the entire franchise!

Here’s some of the press release:

Regarded as one of SNK's greatest games ever produced, SAMURAI SHODOWN II successfully integrated a brand new, dynamic fighting system that was years ahead of its time. The fighting system introduced players to several new offensive and defensive maneuvers including the ability to roll both forwards and backwards, ducking to avoid high attacks, hopping to avoid low attacks and the implementation of a 'parry' system that would allow players to deflect incoming attacks at the last second if performed successfully. In addition to the newly revised fighting system, SAMURAI SHODOWN II also features 16 unique playable characters, hidden bosses, a two player versus mode and of course all of the wonderful translations fans have grown to love.

This news also means we may start seeing some of the later Neo Geo titles on the VC, which can only be a good thing.

However, some of these titles are pretty big in terms of memory, so whatever you do, don’t mention internal storage…