'Holy Grail’ Collection of Arcade Classics Ships to Retailers Across North America
Wall, NJ - April. 29, 2008 - SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION, the U.S. publishing arm of the SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION, today announced SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system is shipping to retailers across North America. The Wii™ version to ship in October.
SNK Arcade Classics: Vol. 1 is jam packed with 16 of the following SNK games all on 1 disc:
ART OF FIGHTING - The first game in SNK's second fighting-game franchise, set in the same universe as FATAL FURY.
BASEBALL STARS 2 - The sequel to SNK's popular baseball arcade game.
BURNING FIGHT - New York detectives battle organized crime in this fighter.
FATAL FURY - First released in 1991, FATAL FURY introduced the two-plane fighting system.
THE KING OF FIGHTERS '94 - The first game in the popular KING OF FIGHTERS series.
KING OF THE MONSTERS - In KING OF THE MONSTERS, giant monsters fight for power in epic battles.
LAST RESORT - A challenging futuristic shooter.
MAGICIAN LORD - Players help the wizard Elta save his homeworld in this platformer.
METAL SLUG - Known for its humor and fast- moving gameplay, this run-and-gun side-scroller was the first in the popular series.
NEO TURF MASTERS - A golf game which debuted in the arcades in 1996.
SAMURAI SHODOWN - Set in the 18th century, SAMURAI SHODOWN features bladed-weapon combat and an international cast of characters.
SENGOKU - In SENGOKU, players face off against undead feudal Japanese armies.
SHOCK TROOPERS - In this run-and-gun adventure, players save a scientist and his granddaughter from the Bloody Scorpions.
SUPER SIDEKICKS 3 - A soccer game featuring teams from all over the world.
TOP HUNTER - Bounty hunters protect colonists from space pirates in this futuristic action game.
WORLD HEROES - This classic fighter pits players against historical figures in a tournament enabled by time travel.
"I see SNK ARCADE CLASSICS VOL 1 as being the first ‘Holy Grail’ collection for the SNK classic arcade fan," said Ben Herman, president of SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION. "It is by far the most comprehensive SNK NEOGEO compilation to date."
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About SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION:
Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION (SNK) develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1978, SNK is one of the largest privately held interactive entertainment content providers in the world. Known for such franchises as THE KING OF FIGHTERS, METAL SLUG, and SAMURAI SHODOWN SNK continues to be an industry leader by focusing on their rich arcade history. More information on SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION can be found at www.snkplaymore.co.jp SNK PLAYMORE USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION with offices in Wall, NJ. It handles operations in North America including publishing, marketing, development and localization. More information on SNK PLAYMORE USA can be found at www.snkplaymoreusa.com
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Michael Meyers Public Relations
Tue, April 29, 2008
by SNK PLAYMORE USA