Rising Star Games have just acquired the rights to Samurai Shodown Sen which is coming exclusively to Xbox 360. SSS is the 4th iteration in the 3D series of Samurai Shodown games and the 11th game in the Samurai series (has it really been that long?), developed by SNK Playmore and coming this Spring.
Here is a snippet from the press release (they have it worded better than I could):
Originally released in Japanese arcades, SAMURAI SHODOWN SEN follows a young European girl named Suzu, rescued from a sinking ship off Japan’s coast, adopted by the Amori Clan and raised as Princess Suzu. A decade later she saves Takechiyo, a self-proclaimed master of martial arts, after his ship sinks and he ends up washed on the beach; soon after this chance meeting, the tables turn when Princess Suzu mysteriously disappears and Takechiyo pledges to find his missing rescuer.
Staying close to its roots, alongside Princess Suzu, Takechiyo and a host of new characters, a plethora of old favourites from the series have been faithfully incorporated, including Haohmaru, Galford, Hanzo Hattori, Nakoruru and Ukyo Tachibana- taking the warriors to over 20 in total. Players can become any one of these unique fighters via the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network, to battle friends to see who can reach the top of a worldwide online ranking system.
Power Slash moves and great back stories for the characters will be making a return in Sen (a staple of Samurai Shodown games has been the story). Going on 16 years in gaming with 10 previous titles across a myriad of consoles just proves the viability of the Samurai Shodown series.
Samurai Shodown Sen by Rising Star Games – website
Platform: Xbox 360
Due: Spring 2010