TGS 2007: SNK Playmore Games Lineup

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Not to be left out of the mad crush of TGS news, SNK PLAYMORE Corporation also announced its 2007/2008 line-up at the Tokyo Game Show 2007. In addition to new entries in some of its most popular franchises spread across different systems, the company also revealed a few “it’s about time” classics set to hit the Wii Virtual Console and Xbox Live Arcade as well as three new arcade machines.

“We’re pleased to once again be bringing fans more of the quality fighting and great arcade games they’ve come to expect from us,” said Ben Herman, president of SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION, “and with the addition of a number of downloadable console titles, SNK aficionados will have even more options available to them.”

As for what’s coming from the company, here you go:

THE KING OF FIGHTERS COLLECTION: THE OROCHI SAGA (Wii, PlayStation 2, PSP)
METAL SLUG 7 (Nintendo DS)
SNK ARCADE CLASSICS Volume 1 (PlayStation 2, PSP)
SAMURAI SHODOWN ANTHOLOGY (Wii, PlayStation 2)
METAL SLUG 3 (Xbox LIVE Arcade)
SAMURAI SHODOWN 2 (Xbox LIVE Arcade)
FATAL FURY (Wii Virtual Console)
WORLD HEROES (Wii Virtual Console)
MAGICIAN LORD (Wii Virtual Console)

In addition, three new arcade games will be unveiled during the show:
THE KING OF FIGHTERS XII
KING OF FIGHTERS: MAXIMUM IMPACT REGULATION “A” 2
SAMURAI SHOWDOWN SEN (Japan only)

Now if we could only get Magician Lord and a bunch of other great Neo Geo hits ported over to, say the PSP or PS2 as a “Best of” collection, maybe even more gamers would give SNK the respect it deserves. Hell, why not a Neo Geo Pocket Remix set with some of the better games from that underrated handheld… I’d certainly buy ’em all…

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