Well, if it's my favorite fighting game series then it goes to the Last Blade. I'd definitely recommend looking more those if you like the Samurai Shodown series. As long as we're on the Neo-Geo Waku Waku 7 is also an easy to pick up game that's fun to play and should at least be seen/experienced.
Speaking of cynicism, the negative response coming from some Nintendo fans adult teen babies is kind of incredible. I have no idea of how much of a vocal minority this group makes up, but I've seen so much whining on social media these last few days. I mean, the petition to cancel Metroid Prime Federation Force is at 17,000 signatures. The whole thing feels very backwards compared to the reactions to the other conferences.