Being Australian, I don’t have much time for baseball. That doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy baseball video games, though. Especially when they’re from the future.
Over the decades, Japanese developers have churned out a mind-boggling number of video games. Some are good, and some are bad. These are the thirty-one most important ones.
Hey, remember that unfinished Neo Geo fighting game that was discovered lurking on an arcade board? And how nobody knew what the hell it was? The man behind the game has been found, and he’s been able to reveal all kinds of stuff about it.
Mai Shiranui is joining the newest King of Fighters. While it might seem like Mai Shiranui’s addition to the fray is a given no-brainer, seeing as she is one of KoF’s most popular fighters, SNK actually refrained from putting her in 2009's The King of Fighters XII release.
Last month, NeoTurfMasta bought an old Neo Geo test board for $750. After messing around with it for a while, he made one hell of a discovery: lurking inside was a prototype version of an unknown, unreleased Neo Geo fighting game.
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.