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Video games are dead

Someone besides Konami wants to turn gamers into gamblers

Clue: It isn't Bob Barker
Aug 19
// Jed Whitaker
"Our company is a Pachinko Slot maker, but we're also video game developers. We'd like to work hard to make video game fans into Pachinko Slot fans," said a SNK Playmore rep at a Beast Busters Pachinko slot press conference r...
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SNK sold

SNK Playmore has been acquired by China's Leyou Millenium

For $63.5 million
Aug 06
// Chris Carter
SNK Playmore has reportedly been bought by Chinese company Leyou Millenium, paying out $63.5 million for 81.25% of their shares, granting them majority stake in the company. The core reason given by Oriential Securities (part...
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Rhythm of Fighters

Download SNK's The Rhythm of Fighters before it's delisted

Disappearing July 15, 2015
Jul 10
// Jordan Devore
We've got less than a week to download The Rhythm of Figthers - SNK Original Sound Collection before SNK Playmore removes the game from the Apple App Store and Google Play. The company thanked fans for their support but did n...
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Metal Slug 3

Metal Slug 3 blasts its way onto PS4, PS3, and Vita

Rocket lowncha!
Mar 24
// Ben Davis
Have you played the phenomenal Metal Slug 3 yet? If not, you really have no excuse at this point, as the game has come to just about every console imaginable. Today, the Neo Geo classic is also available on PS4, PS3, and PS V...

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Fatal Fury Final

Fatal Fury Final, a fanmade beat-'em-up, is now out on PC

For free of course
Feb 20
// Chris Carter
As we all know, Fatal Fury started off as a traditional fighting game in 1991. But over the years the cast has seem some genre crossover, even into the shoot-'em-up arena with one of my personal favorites, KOF Sky ...
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Square suit

Cops raided Square Enix after criminal lawsuit from SNK

For use of SNK characters and games without consent
Aug 06
// Steven Hansen
Osaka police raided a Shinjuku, Tokyo Square Enix office yesterday, the result of a May criminal filing against Square Enix by SNK.  SNK alleges that Square Enix infringed (a lot) on SNK intellectual properties, cit...
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The Rhythm of Fighters

The Rhythm of Fighters combines music with brawling for your gaming pleasure

Putting the "beat" back in music
Jun 20
// Brittany Vincent
Do you love fighting games? Do you love music games? What about a combination of the two? No, I'm not talking about Kickbeat. I'm actually talking about The Rhythm of Fighters - SNK Original Sound Collection. Strangely enough...
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Metal Slug

Okay, sure: Metal Slug 3 hits Steam next month

Where are you going with this, SNK?
Jan 28
// Jordan Devore
I have lost track of the number of times I've bought Metal Slug 3, which usually isn't a good sign -- but it's one of those timeless games and I can't help myself. Absolutely no regrets. Temptation will arise once again in Fe...
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Neo Geo X Gold dispute

Neo Geo X maker calls SNK Playmore a bully

The plot thickens
Jan 11
// Kyle MacGregor
Tommo is continuing its fight with SNK Playmore over the right to sell the Neo Geo X Gold. The company alleges SNK has asked a number of Tommo's retail and distribution partners to stop selling the retro console and supportin...
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King of Fighters

King of Fighters '97 slams its way onto iOS and Android

Classic fighting game available now
Nov 16
// Wesley Ruscher
Joining the likes of Samurai Showdown 2, SNK Playmore has ported another one of its iconic fighting games,The King of Fighters '97, to Android and iOS platforms. Available for $3.99, the classic fighter features 35 icon...
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Neo Geo X Gold dispute

Tommo responds to SNK, plans to continue making Neo Geo X

Neo Geo X Gold maker calls license termination unjustified
Oct 08
// Kyle MacGregor
Tommo has responded to SNK Playmore's recent termination of the Neo Geo X Gold licensing agreement. The company asserts it performed all obligations under the contract and is "disappointed by SNK's sudden and u...
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SNK orders Neo Geo X maker to terminate sales, production

Attempting to protect intellectual property rights
Oct 06
// Kyle MacGregor
SNK Playmore has terminated its licensing agreement with Tommo, the manufacturer and distributor of the Neo Geo X line of hardware. In an effort to protect its intellectual property rights, SNK Playmore stipulates Tommo must ...
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KoFXIII netcode & future

King of Fighters XIII's improved netcode only on Steam

SNK Playmore had their eyes turned Steamward for some time, intend to revisit the platform
Sep 16
// Steven Hansen
King of Fighters XIII finally left beta and hit Steam last week. Siliconera followed up with the fighter's developer, SNK Playmore, which noted, "Our North American & European Business Dept. has had our eye on the PC mark...

Yatagarasu gets a new name, coming to the PS Vita

Legend of Raven is the new name
Aug 22
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Nicalis' high-speed 2D fighter, Yatagarasu, is heading to the PlayStation Vita under a new name. Legend of Raven, as it's called now, was originally announced for the 3DS, but has moved development over to the Vita "due to th...
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King of Fighters XIII

PSA: King of Fighters XIII is on Steam, on sale

Blow off some steam, punch some chumps
Aug 13
// Steven Hansen
Last week, we reported on some leaks that suggested SNK Playmore's King of Fighters XIII would follow the trajectory of many contemporary fighters and end up on Steam. That has in fact happened.The Steam release touts, "vastl...
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PS2 Classics

Capcom vs. SNK 2 hits PlayStation Network next week

Break out the arcade sticks!
Jul 12
// Kyle MacGregor
Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium is set to arrive next week on PlayStation Network, the silver-tongued foxes of the PlayStation Blogcast have revealed. The classic PlayStation 2 crossover fighting game sports an expan...
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Samurai Shodown 2

Samurai Shodown 2 now available on iOS and Android

Hattori Hanzo!!!
Jun 29
// Wesley Ruscher
Good news all you finger-slashing, touchscreen gamers! SNK Playmore has dropped the NEOGEO classic, Samurai Shodown 2, onto iOS and Android compatible devices this week.  Touted as a "perfect port" the weapon-based figh...
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Fighting Games

SNK devs go indie with new fighter Yatagarasu AoC

Former King of Fighters devs and Nyu Media launch Indiegogo campaign
Jun 27
// Kyle MacGregor
A trio of former King of Fighters developers have left SNK for greener pastures, going indie with a fighting game of their own called Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm. Developed over the course of six years on spare time ...
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NEOGEO X getting a 15-game 'Mega Pack' collection

15 NEOGEO classics to cram down your piehole
May 25
// Tony Ponce
The NEOGEO X is a curious piece of hardware. On one hand, it's a bit pricey for what it offers, especially considering that you can't pop in actual NEOGEO AES cartridges. On the other hand, goddamn, is it a sexy-looking piece...
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Angry Video Game Nerd

The Angry Video Game Nerd tears through Ikari Warriors

The Nerd is back in classic form
Mar 09
// Tony Ponce
Man, know what we haven't shared on Destructoid in a long while? A good ol' fashioned episode of The Angry Video Game Nerd. James Rolfe is still polishing that movie of his, but he managed to squeeze out a solid 20-minute se...
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Metal Slug X

Metal Slug X out now for Android and iOS

I want to love this
Mar 07
// Jordan Devore
It was only last month that Metal Slug 2 completed its journey to iOS and Android devices. As promised, SNK Playmore USA is back with a similar release for Metal Slug X, the updated version of the aforementioned game. It's av...
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Metal Slug 2 and 14 other games coming to NEOGEO X GOLD

Remember Top Hunter?
Feb 21
// Jordan Devore
After a "successful launch" in December, the NEOGEO X GOLD will see further support from Tommo with 15 additional games scheduled to arrive later this April. Available at retail and elsewhere, NEOGEO X Classics: Volume I will...

NEOGEO X Gold system available online starting this week

Here's a dramatic trailer to celebrate
Dec 17
// Jordan Devore
Tommo's NEOGEO X Gold Limited Edition gaming system will be available for purchase online from retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and GameStop in North America and Europe starting tomorrow, December 18. At $199.99, the package ...

Metal Slug blows up on iOS and Android

Metal Slug 2 and Metal Slug X also planned
Dec 13
// Dale North
NEOGEO Shooting 2D masterpiece Metal Slug comes to iOS and Android devices today, priced  at $3.99 on the App Store and Google Play. SNK Playmore says that this is an "arcade-perfect" port with extra features. A mission ...

NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition: rebirth of a legend

Why do I want this?
Dec 04
// Dale North
I don't know why I want this NEOGEO X GOLD system, but I do. I'm sure I have all these games in multiple forms on other systems. This handheld comes with 20 games, which would be pretty cool on its own, but the dock and the ...

NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition entertainment system

I think I want this...
Oct 22
// Dale North
SNK Playmore and Tommo have partnered up to bring retro-crazed fans this NeoGeo X Gold Limited Edition entertainment system. The handheld system is already pre-loaded with 20 classic NeoGeo games, but those that reserve this ...

SNK summer's end sale: 50% off titles on the PS Store

Aug 28
// Dale North
SNK Playmore has discounted PS3 and PSP titles on the PlayStation Store for an End of Summer sale. You'll be able to grab titles for 50 percent off the regular price from August 28 through September 25. Titles like Metal Slug...

Two 1980s SNK classics hit PSN: Chopper I, The Next Space

Aug 21
// Dale North
SNK adds two more of their Arcade Classics to the PlayStation Network today: Chopper I and The Next Space.  I've never heard of either, but I love that there's a game called The Next Space. These both come from the golde...

Behold the glorious home page of D-Arts Terry Bogard

Jul 28
// Tony Ponce
Remember the Bandai D-Arts figure of King of Fighter's Terry Bogard that was showcased at Comic-Con a few weeks back? Someone saw fit to give the man a promotional website all of his own. It's pretty amazing. In addition to o...

SNK's handsome shooter Blazing Star out for iOS, Android

Jul 26
// Dale North
Do you want a pretty nice looking shooter for your mobile device? SNK Playmore has you covered with the release of a Neo-Geo favorite, Blazing Star. The iOS and Android versions feature a retro perfect Arcade Mode for those t...

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