Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Shock Troopers

Blazing Star, Last Blade, dozen more SNK titles added to GOG.com

SNK has brought several of their lines to GOG.com. Fifteen of their arcade hits have been added to the DRM-free platform, including Baseball Stars 2, Blazing Star, Fatal Fury Special, Last Blade, Metal Slug, Samurai Shodown (1, II, and the elusive V Special), Shock Troopers, and The King of Fighters (2000 and 2002). Some of them support GOG Galaxy features, such as achievements, leaderboards and multiplayer. The games can be purchased individually or as a part of three bundles, and are discounted from 50-75% off.

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PC News

NeoGeo X gets 15 new titles, system firmware update

The NeoGeo X’s library is getting a big boost today from Tommo and SNK. Available online today from Amazon and GameStop are 15 games available in five three-game volumes as well as in an all-in-one Mega Pack. Each volume, detailed below, comes in an AES-style hard clamshell case, along with bonus stickers, an info booklet, a Rocket Cable for charging on the go, and Firmware Update v500. The Update is said to address a wide variety of items, including audio, video, control, and UI issues, as well as add a save feature “for most existing and upcoming games” and performance improvements.

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Handheld, Legacy System News

NeoGeo X Classics Volumes, Mega Pack, and 1.0 update detailed

Tommo has announced new details about the NeoGeo X game packs and system update announced in February. The Classics Volumes will launch on June 25 as five three-title sets and as one all-in-one collection, the Mega Pack. Each set, detailed below, will come on one game card packed in a traditional AES hard clamshell case. The Mega Pack will also come packed with a free Rocket Cable for charging while on the go. Each Classics Volume is priced at $24.99 and all are currently available for pre-order.

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Handheld, Legacy System News

NeoGeo X games, travel case, and system update announced

Owners of the recently released NeoGeo X will be able to expand their library soon, as well as improve the unit’s performance, according to SNK and Tommo. The duo announced 15 new titles, a system update, and two peripherals, a data transfer and charging travel cable and a travel case. The games will be released in three five-game packs called NeoGeo X Classics Volume I-V, with the first volume consisting of Metal Slug 2, Sengoku, and Top Hunter. The first volume will also include a free ‘rocket’ data transfer and charging travel cable, as well as System Update 1.0. What the update will address, as well as the pricing, will be revealed at a later date. The full list of games for all five volumes is available below.

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Handheld, Legacy System News