There will be a new King of Fighters anime and live-action film. That’s according to a report on Tencent, which adds that the anime and film will target Asia, but a North American release is planned.
Listen up, King of Fighters fans. SNK exec Yutaka Noguchi tells Famitsu that many former SNK devs have returned to the company since it has refocused on gaming and left the pachinko business. Noguchi also added that devs who were working on pachinko-slot machines have been switched back to games. This all sounds…
I guess we can all be friends now.
Pachinko is big business. But as SNK Playmore president Koichi Toyama explained, more Japanese in their twenties are less interested in pachinko. The solution? Turn gamers into pachinko players. Eh...
Many fighting games take place all over the world. So, to bring those locations to life, game developers often stick pretty close to reality.
SNK does not make StarCraft. Blizzard makes StarCraft, and SNK made its name with 2D games like Samurai Shodown and The King of Fighters. But if SNK made a game with Blizzard's characters, it might look like this.
Police are investigating Square Enix for allegedly using copyrighted SNK characters in the manga High Score Girl. Square Enix, which publishes the manga, says it didn't receive requests from SNK to halt publication and SNK says it never gave Square Enix permission to use its characters in the manga.
As hinted at earlier this year, The King of Fighters is getting a rhythm game. Dubbed The Rhythm of Fighters, the game is a cross between a music game and a fighting game.
There's a new King of Fighters game! It's...a network-based mobile game that's based on KoF 2012 but has role-playing game elements. Called King of Fighters M, it will be out the first half of this year in South Korea. No word on a Western release. [Thanks, Sang!]
The King of Fighters is getting, um, a rhythm game? Apparently, this February SNK Playmore filed a trademark in Japan for The Rhythm of Fighters. It's for "game software for computers, etc."
Attack on Titan, one of the best and most hyped anime of 2013 is... well, let's just say it has a classic fantasy setting where most of the characters wear the same brownish, boring military outfit. So digital artist Siya Ho has redrawn everyone—even characters without a name—in his fan art series on Pixiv…
On the weekend, SNK issued a press release saying that the Neo Geo X handheld - a re-release of the company's famous home console - was done for. Only a few days later, the company licensing the handheld from SNK says nope, we'll keep selling it.
The NeoGeo X, the handheld NeoGeo platform, is no more. SNK Playmore, the owner of the NeoGeo hardware, terminated its license with manufacturer and distributor Tommo Inc. effective Oct. 2, according to this notice on SNK's web site.
So, there's a King of Fighters game coming out! Hooray! It might be different from what you are expecting.
Huh. As tipster Sang points out, Samurai Shodown characters are now appearing in a South Korean runner game called Everyone Kal Kal Kal. "Kal" (칼) means "sword". SNK signed off on the game, which is for iOS and Android. So there ya go!
Classic 2D arcade platformers, brawlers and beat 'em ups can have amazing background art—with pixel perfect details and a wonderful color palette. Unlike the similarly awesome 2D fighter backgrounds, people don't pay as much attention to these.
SNK Playmore is hiring up for, as the Osaka-based studio's help wanted page reads, "the strongest 3D King of Fighters and Samurai Shodown". Guess they're going to work on new games...
The influence of American action movies in Japan has been huge. Shortly after the success of all the 1980s Hollywood action flicks with dudes like Schwarzenegger, Stallone and Chuck Norris, Japanese gaming created an entire library of different action titles with one common feature: Kill everything on the screen. Oh,…
Godzilla and his atomic breath are one of the most recognizable metaphors for the atomic bombings of WWII—and they're also icons of Japanese pop culture. With a steady supply of Kaiju movies, giant monsters nestled themselves comfortably in video games, creating a huge library of monster mayhem-based titles. We have…