Press release:
Osaka, Japan, October 28, 2020.
SNK CORPORATION (Corporate HQ: Suita-city, Osaka, Japan, Company President & CEO: Koichi Toyama) has announced that its timeless weapons-based fighting game, THE LAST BLADE: Beyond the Destiny, is now available in special edition format on the Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo eShop for $7.99.

Featuring a variety of modes including STORY, SURVIVAL and TRAINING, this NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION classic will include two unlockable mini-games, power-up scrolls and VS battles that can be played with friends on tabletop or handheld.

SNK has also teased that a warrior from THE LAST BLADE will slice their way to the critically acclaimed, award-winning fighting sensation SAMURAI SHODOWN on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Stadia and the Epic Games Store as a Season Pass 3 DLC combatant in the near future. More details will be shared soon.

Take a look at a special video message regarding THE LAST BLADE and SAMURAI SHODOWN from SNK Producer Yasuyuki Oda here!

Last but certainly not least, SNK has announced that the first three episodes of a brand new THE LAST BLADE webcomic courtesy of American-based platform and publisher Tapas Media are now available. The series will comprise two 12-episode seasons and new episodes will be added each week. THE LAST BLADE’s webcomic is free to read until episode six. More information about Tapas Media may be found here: https://tapas.io/

NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION classics SNK GALS’ FIGHTERS, KING OF FIGHTERS R-2, SAMURAI SHODOWN!2 and THE LAST BLADE: Beyond the Destiny are now available on Nintendo Switch™. More unannounced SNK classics are slated to launch on the platform soon.

INFORMATION

■TITLE

THE LAST BLADE: Beyond the Destiny

■GENRE

Versus Fighting Game
■PLATFORM

Nintendo Switch (Download)

■RELEASE DATE

October 28th, 2020

■PRICE

$7.99

■PLAYERS

1 to 2 players

■ESRB

Everyone 10+

■STORE

Nintendo eShop

■TRAILER

https://youtu.be/eBR2jNYo8i0 (TEST)

■OFFICIAL SITE

https://www.snk-corp.co.jp/us/games/ngpcs
■Press Kit
https://bit.ly/3okwtlc

■ABOUT THE LAST BLADE SERIES

In 1997, SNK introduced the world to THE LAST BLADE, a weapon-based combo fighter set in the final years of Edo Japan. Soon after in 1998, its sequel THE LAST BLADE 2: Heart of the Samurai launched. Two years later in 2000, the series made its debut on the NEOGEO POCKET COLOR handheld device under the name THE LAST BLADE: Beyond the Destiny. The series is known for its unique gameplay, beautiful scenery and distinct and interesting characters. Its music and setting has been praised by fighting game fans around the world, many of which are anxiously awaiting another sequel.

■ABOUT THE NEOGEO POCKET

The NEOGEO POCKET was a handheld gaming device developed and launched by SNK in 1998 that featured a monochrome display. In 1999, the device saw its successor, the NEOGEO POCKET COLOR, jump into the market, where over 80 popular fighting, action and platformer games were given a new 16-bit home. It has been praised by gamers for its intuitive controls, responsive thumbstick and stylish design.

■ABOUT THE NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION

SNK launched the NEOGEO POCKET COLOR, a literal pocket-sized handheld gaming system back in 1999. Finally, some of those amazing classics are finding their way to the Nintendo Switch though the NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION. Not only are these games perfectly emulated to look and play as they did back on the NEOGEO POCKET COLOR, but advancements in technology have enabled them to be played together with a friend with just one copy. Fans can even change the virtual exterior designs of the handheld on a whim! Currently, THE LAST BLADE: Beyond the Destiny, KING OF FIGHTERS R-2, SAMURAI SHODOWN! 2 and SNK GALS’ FIGHTERS are available to download. More games on the way – stay tuned!

https://www.snk-corp.co.jp/us/games/ngpcs

©SNK CORPORATION ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

*Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo.

*All company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

*All in-game footage displayed is work-in-progress. Design and specifications are subject to change. For further information and business inquiries, please contact us at [email protected]

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