Investor meet brings interesting tidbits
Veteran developer/publisher SNK held an investor report in Seoul earlier today. According to a report by Ruliweb – translated courtesy of Twitter user @gatoray_kof – there is not only a new entry in the Metal Slug series currently in development, but there is also a “Neo Geo Version 2 and 3” on the books.
The Metal Slug title is an all-new release, not linked with the mobile game currently in development at mobile giants Tencent. This title is being built for a mainstream console release sometime in the future. There are currently little to no details on the Neo Geo Version 2/3, other than to say it is semi open-platform, and has come about thanks to the pleasing response to the Neo Geo Mini. Details are very scarce, so take all of this with a grain of salt for now.
Also noted in the meeting was that 2018’s cutesy fighter SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy succeeded in shifting around 300,000 copies to date. Going forward, SNK aims to release two major games a year from 2020 onward. What with the promising looking Samurai Shodown already on the horizon, hopefully the long-time developer can see something of a renaissance in the coming years.
On Apr 16, SNK Investor Relations 2019 has been celebrated.
– NeoGeo Console version 2, 3 is being planned, (Semi open platformed, but not related NeoGeoMini)
– SNK Heriones is sold 300,000 copies
– Metal Slug new title for console is being developed.https://t.co/LqGPYuHEhl
— Gatoray (@gatoray_kof) April 16, 2019