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King of Fighters XIV is just as fast as past games, this comparison video claims

The new visual style for King of Fighters XIV has led a lot of people to claim that the game looks slower than past games, but this new comparison video from Orpheus Santos aims to prove otherwise. Taking bits and pieces from 2002 ...   read

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King of Fighters 2000 coming to PS4 next week

SNK isn't screwing around with its comeback. On top of a brand new King of Fighters and an enhanced port of The Last Blade 2, the studio is bringing the The King of Fighters 2000 to PlayStation 4 in North America next Tuesday, May 3, t...   read

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SNK drops 'Playmore' as part of revival

In what seems to a symbolic nod to those of us that remember the good old days, King of Fighters and Metal Slug developer SNK Playmore is dropping the "Playmore" from its company logo and plans to once again use the old Neo Geo-era slogan "...   read

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King of Fighters XIV launches in August

[Update: The game will be released in the Americas, South Korea, and Hong Kong on August 23.] King of Fighters XIV is coming to Japan on August 25, SNK Playmore just announced.  Atlus USA (or Sega) will be releasing the PlayStation 4-...   read

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One of SNK's best fighting games is coming to PS4, Vita

SNK used to be a powerhouse back in the day. The very first fighting game I can recall playing isn't Street Fighter, but King of Fighters at a Fun Factory -- I picked Andy Bogard and didn't really like him, eventually gravitating ...   read

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Atlus is localizing The King of Fighters XIV

Atlus is bringing The King of Fighters XIV to the Americas later this year on PlayStation 4. This is the first game in the main series that ditches sprites and instead opts to go fully 3D, as the Maximum Impact spinoffs were in 3D pre...   read

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Senior Capcom designer leaves for SNK Playmore

Hidetoshi "Neo G" Ishizawa has departed Capcom for a new position at SNK Playmore. Though Ishizawa may not be as familiar a name as, say, Yoshinori Ono, the fact remains he's been with Capcom since 1995 and has credits on a myriad of belove...   read

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King of Fighters XIV

King of Fighters XIV roster allegedly leaked

The leaks for King of Fighters XIV have been off the chain. Just about everything leaked so far has been accurate, and that includes this brand new one that shows off the entire roster. If you care about those kind of things don't look...   read

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SNK reveals new King of Fighters XIV characters

King of Fighters XIV is still coming along, and other than the art style, I'm basically on board. SNK has been slowly revealing new characters over the past year or so, and now, they've unveiled Chin, Tung Fu Rue, and Choi. They all lo...   read

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King of Fighters XIV adds four characters including the King of Dinosaurs

Over at the PlayStation Blog, four more characters were confirmed for the King of Fighters XIV roster. The standout is series newcomer King of Dinosaurs, whose name parallelism with the series title is only topped by the fact that he's a lu...   read

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Aw man, Benimaru is in King of Fighters XIV

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 date, but the d...   read

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

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 Resurrection, a rema...   read

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New pachinko laws pushed SNK back to games

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 series after spendi...   read

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Humble Bundle

This Humble Neo Geo Bundle is real tempting

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 Fighters 2000 B...   read

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

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 widely available on ...   read

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Andy Bogard is confirmed for King of Fighters XIV

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 to its modern ...   read

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

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. There is one last g...   read

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SNK Playmore is abandoning pachinko machines entirely

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 worry though, as...   read

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Chang and Leona return in King of Fighters XIV

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 couple familiar f...   read

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Metal Slug x Battle Cats

Metal Slug teams up with The Battle Cats

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 your opponent's b...   read

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Video games are dead

Someone besides Konami wants to turn gamers into gamblers

"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 recently.  ...   read

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SNK sold

SNK Playmore has been acquired by China's Ledo Millenium

SNK Playmore has reportedly been bought by Chinese company Ledo 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 of a joint vent...   read

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Rhythm of Fighters

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

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 not offer an exp...   read

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Metal Slug 3

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

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 Vita. Metal Slug...   read

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

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 Stage. Now a mo...   read

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