SNK made a appearance at GDC showing off all of their games for this year including SNK Arcade Classics, KOF '98 Ultimate Match, Samurai Shodown Anthology and most of all their big titles: KOF XII & Samurai Showdown: Edge of Destiny
Here's this weeks Game of the week... and arguably one of the most important titles in the Neo Geo's library: Fatal Fury!
Head over to the discussion thead using the link below and give us your thoughts on the game! It might look a bit dated now, but in my opinion it is still a classic and the foundations for all of SNK's later fighting games, in particular The King of Fighters. No Fatal Fury, no King of Fighters!
Also, don't forget to vote on the thread using the poll to your right!
This is a little late, but here's a new video of Samurai Spirits Sen, which makes the game seem a little bit less like Soul Calibur, mainly due to the massive amount of blood and also... fatalities!
Sadistic as it might be, some of those fatalities and the slicing of body parts is very satisfying indeed, and it looks far better than the simple "sparks" that we have seen in previous videos. Still not 100% sure what I think of this game (and won't judge until I play it), but this has got me a bit more excited! :D
If you have the stomach for insanely cutesy platformers, then you will enjoy our new game of the week discussion! Blues Journey is our game for the next 7 days (well, 6 really as this is slightly late, sorry!) and it is a little bit of a rarity on the Neo Geo; a colourful platformer. There aren't many like this on SNK's machine, so it's well worth a look. Remember, it's available on the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console too!
Head over to the discussion thead using the link below and give us your thoughts on the game! Don't forget to vote on the thread using the poll to your right!
Here's a couple of little news snippets that may be of interest...
Neo Geo Stick coming to Wii?
It seems that the Neo Geo stick will be coming out for the Nintendo Wii. The PS2 version (and obviously the original) are still excellent, so this will be very good news for any Wii-owning SNK fans that are downloading games from the Virtual Console!
According to Rakuten (a Japanese retailer), it will be released in Japan on April 10th, costing 5040 yen, which is about £23 (GBP) or $46 (USD). I own the PS2 version and have always used this style of stick on my Neo and wouldn't be without it! This will hopefully mean that there will be a lot more titles coming out on the VC in the near future... but please SNK, can we have an Xbox 360 version of the stick some time soon?
While looking at the news about the Wii Neo Geo stick on the above mentioned Arcade Renaissance site, I noticed they had a little writeup on KOF XII, talking about what we know about the game so far, along with some speculation. It's worth a read anyway, so check it out at the link below.
Well, the wait is over - finally we get to feast our eyes on what SNK has been cooking up for us since they promised us the "ultimate 2D game". The big question for a while now was whether it would truly be 2D, or 2D gameplay with 3D cel-shaded graphics... and the answer? Well, check out this video:
There's still a minor debate over it, but in my mind they are either excellently drawn and well animated 2D sprites, or they are some of the most well done cel-shaded 3D graphics I've ever seen. I personally think it is 2D, and that SNK has really listened to what we all wanted, but either way, the game looks nothing short of amazing from the little bit we get to see!
Just as a heads up, you can find a higher-resolution version of the video at this torrent tracker (direct link). If you have a bit-torrent client then it is well worth the download!!!
With SF4 on the way too, along with a few other promising looking fighters (including the HD fighter from Arc Systems called Blaze Blue), will 2008 be a renaissance year for fighting games? Let's be honest, aside from a few highlights the last couple of years have been very barren, but the coming months will definitely be a very interesting time!
We'll keep you up to date with all the latest KOF XII news as it comes in, and the latest screenshots will be posted here on the news page, as well as in this photo gallery. You can find the latest discussion on the game in our KOF XII thread on the forum! FYI, discussion of this new video starts on page 5 of the thread.
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