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Benimaru

Aw man, Benimaru is in King of Fighters XIV


Also, Garcia and K'
Jan 27
// Chris Carter
SNK's King of Fighters XIV is still in development, and we've been getting sparse updates as of late. But thanks to this new trailer, we now know that K', Robert Garcia, and Benimaru are in. There's still no set release ...
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Capcom

Do you want a new Rival Schools or Capcom vs. SNK 3?


Show your interest, says Capcom's Ono
Jan 24
// Kyle MacGregor
At one point a few years ago, it seemed as though Capcom might make a new Darkstalkers game. Unfortunately, that didn't come to pass. After years of teasing fans, the company decided to test the waters with Darkstalkers Resur...
SNK photo
SNK

New pachinko laws pushed SNK back to games


Whatever works
Jan 02
// Kyle MacGregor
Six years after its last major release, SNK Playmore is getting back to its roots as a game studio. In 2015, SNK made a surprising about-face. Not only did the Neo Geo company announce a new entry in the King of Fighters seri...
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Humble Bundle

This Humble Neo Geo Bundle is real tempting


Garou: Mark of the Wolves is included
Dec 08
// Jordan Devore
This week's Humble Bundle woke me right the hell up. It's a smorgasbord of great SNK titles! Pay what you want: Art of Fighting 2 Fatal Fury Special King of the Monsters Metal Slug 2 Samurai Shodown II Sengoku 3 The King of ...

Garou photo
Garou

Garou: Mark of the Wolves seems to be coming to Steam


Like a Rock
Dec 08
// Chris Carter
Among fighting game fans, Garou: Mark of the Wolves remains a classic. I first played it on the Dreamcast many years back, and along with Last Blade 2, it was a staple among my friends. Although Garou has been widel...
King of Fighters XIV photo
King of Fighters XIV

Andy Bogard is confirmed for King of Fighters XIV


The game still looks a little rough
Nov 24
// Laura Kate Dale
So, I'm going to level with you from the start, I know nothing about King of Fighters as a series. I know it's a fighting game series, and I know that King of Fighters XIV looks pretty unimpressive visually right now compared...
King of Fighters photo
King of Fighters

King of Fighers XIV may look ugly, but the mechanics seem fine so far


No more beautiful pixel art
Nov 10
// Chris Carter
We don't have a whole lot of information regarding King of Fighters XIV, outside of the fact that it has a severely downgraded set of visuals, but based on this comparison video (with XIII), it seems mechanically sound. Ther...
Hit the lever! photo
Hit the lever!

SNK Playmore is abandoning pachinko machines entirely


Popularity of the machines is waning
Nov 05
// Joe Parlock
Pachinko. The word brings terror to any person’s heart after Konami did well… Konami things… and made it seem like it was the best thing to happen to any Japanese publisher since video games. Don’t w...
King of Fighters XIV photo
King of Fighters XIV

Chang and Leona return in King of Fighters XIV


It wouldn't be a party without 'em
Nov 03
// Kyle MacGregor
After revealing King of Fighters XIV at Tokyo Game Show in September, SNK Playmore showed off the fighting game again today at a Sony Computer Entertainment press event in South Korea. The morsel of new footage shows off a co...
Metal Slug x Battle Cats photo
Metal Slug x Battle Cats

Metal Slug teams up with The Battle Cats


Remember Metal Slug?
Oct 12
// Jordan Devore
My experience with Metal Slug Defense is watching former Destructoid writer Jim Sterling suffer through its free-to-play trappings for a video. My experience with The Battle Cats, a similar strategy game about overwhelming yo...
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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...
Rhythm of Fighters photo
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...
Metal Slug 3 photo
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 ...
Square suit photo
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...
The Rhythm of Fighters photo
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...
Metal Slug photo
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...
Neo Geo X Gold dispute photo
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...
King of Fighters  photo
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...
Neo Geo X Gold dispute photo
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...
SNK photo
SNK

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...
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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...
King of Fighters XIII  photo
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...
PS2 Classics photo
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...
Samurai Shodown 2 photo
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...
Fighting Games photo
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 ...
NEOGEO X photo
NEOGEO X

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...
Angry Video Game Nerd photo
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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