Ignition Entertainment and SNK Playmore have announced the winter 2008 release of Samurai Showdown Anthology for PlayStation 2, PSP and Wii.

The game will include all six titles from the popular franchise. Samurai Showdown first appeared on the NEOGEO MVS system in July 1993 and quickly gained a massive following, with players taking to the fast-paced, brutal gameplay.

"Samurai Showdown set new standards in the fighting genre, and this has attributed to its ongoing success," said Peter Rollinson, Product Manager, Ignition Entertainment Ltd. "This collection gives players the chance to see where the series came from. Where it goes in the future will be equally exciting."

Samurai Showdown Anthology is scheduled for release on PlayStation 2, PSP and Wii later this year.