Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: SNK Playmore

The King of Fighters XIV launching Aug. 23, plus 20 screens, 2 trailers

The King of Fighters XIV (PS4) Preorder Deal Announcement - Screenshot 1

An avalanche of King of Fighters XIV goodies hit today. First up, Atlus has announced that the game is slated to launch on August 23, and that players who pre-order or buy the game near its release date will receive the Day One edition. This version will come in a themed SteelBook case featuring Kyo Kusanagi, and as a gift for all early buyers, the Classic Kyo DLC costume will be free on PSN for the week following launch. Additionally, there are two new videos and over 20 new screenshots, plus a picture of the Day One edition, posted below. The trailers highlight the three-versus-three system, story, and one of the new characters, Shun’Ei.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News

Atlus bringing The King of Fighters XIV to PS4 in North America

The King of Fighters XIV (PS4) Atlus Publishing Deal Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus is once again seeing a King of Fighters to store shelves. The upcoming, PS4-exclusive entry, The King of Fighters XIV, is scheduled to launch later this year, and Atlus will be handling publishing duties. The game will retain the series’ traditional three-versus-three setup but feature several enhancements, including streamlined controls with simplified inputs for newcomers, updated Combo and Max Mode mechanics, a training mode that will allow veterans to help new players, and a new Party Battle mode where two teams of three fight it out online. There will be 19 new characters for a total of 50 at release, all available in-game, and a design that will “bring hardcore fans and newcomers the most competitive, but accessible, game in KOF history.” The announcement also notes that the game will sport “vastly improved netcode for competitive level multiplayer.” Also, for those feeling burned by Street Fighter V, there will be a single-player story mode that follows after the events of KoF XIII.

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PlayStation 4 News

(Wii Review) Metal Slug: Anthology

(Wii Review) Metal Slug: Anthology

” … not give the series all the love it deserves, but the games themselves are well worth the investment.”

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Legacy Reviews, Wii Reviews

Grab some ammo and a camel, Metal Slug 3 on Steam for pre-order

Metal Slug 3 (PC) Steam Pre-order Announcement - Screenshot 1

PC gamers itching for an action-platforming fix can now pre-order Metal Slug 3 on Steam. SNK Playmore plans on releasing the final version later this month, but for now, early buyers can purchase the game for 25% off at $5.99. The PC version includes Arcade Mode, Mission Mode for replaying completed arcade missions, Multiplayer with support for online co-op via Steam, and an optional auto-fire mode.

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PC News

(PC Review) The King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition

(PC Review) The King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition

“… one of the best fighters of the past several years.”

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PC Reviews

The King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition now available for PC

The King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

In recent years, PC gamers have had to look on as consoles received a slew of new fighters from Capcom, NetherRealm, and SNK Playmore. Lately, though, their patience has been paying off, first with a PC version of Mortal Kombat, and today with SNK’s The King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition. The PC version features “massively improved netcode,” as well as new adjustable graphics options and the console release’s three DLC-only characters (Iori with the Power of Flames, Mr. Karate, and Nests-style Kyo).

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PC News

Samurai Shodown II mobile updated with new mode, MOGA support

Samurai Shodown 2 (Android, iOS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new update has launched for the Android and iOS versions of Samurai Shodown II. The free download adds the new Training Mode to both versions, and the Android version also receives support for the MOGA controller. To celebrate the update, SNK has lowered the game’s price by 50% to $3.99 for a limited time.

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Android, Apple Handheld

The King of Fighters-A 2012 launches for Android with bonuses, DLC

The King of Fighters-A 2012 (Android) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 4

SNK Playmore’s 2D versus fighter The King of Fighters-A 2012 has launched for Android. Specifically designed for Android and iOS, A 2012 features Virtual Pad controls, Desperation and NeoMax Super Special moves, 34 fighters, and six game modes (Team Battle, Single Battle, Endless Mode, Challenge Mode, Training Mode, and Time Attack Mode). Several bonuses have also been added for the North American launch, including previously DLC-only characters Nests-style Kyo and Iori with the Power of Flames, as well as unlockable illustrations and Trading Cards.

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Android, DLC

NeoGeo X gets 15 new titles, system firmware update

NeoGeo X Gold Limit Edition (NeoGeo X) Classic Volumes and Mega Pack Launch Announcement - Mega Pack Vol 1

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

NeoGeo X Gold Limit Edition (NeoGeo X) Classic Volumes and Mega Pack Release Date Announcement - Volumes

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