Wednesday, July 4, 2018

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Announced for Switch

A ton of games announced in a new trailer for SNK 40th Anniversary Collection on Nintendo Switch.

The era of arcade games have been ruled by many of the classic titles from SNK and they sure can take some pride on it. Also, they are doing great from the beginning of this year with their release of Art of Fighting Anthology, Samurai Shodown V Special, The King of Fighters '97 Global Match and The King of Fighters '98. It's been 40 years for the Japanese game developer company, which was founded back in 1978 and a definitive collection of their games are releasing this year.

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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Announced for Switch

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Let's take a look at all the amazing titles already announced for the collection in an announcement trailer.




SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is promised to bring some of the classic titles from SNK will be debuting to Nintendo Switch on November 13. Currently, a fraction of the actual list of games has been revealed but to tell you the truth, these aren't any titles that you were very excited about. Most of these titles are from before Neo Geo entered the scene for arcade and NES days. However, we still have to wait for the rest of the list and what we found for now are mentioned below.

  • Alpha Mission
  • Athena
  • Crystalis
  • Ikari Warriors
  • Victory Road
  • Ikari 2: The Rescue
  • Guerrilla War
  • P.O.W
  • Prehistoric Isle
  • Psycho Soldier
  • Street Smart
  • TNK 3
  • Vanguard

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Porting old games to console has one big perk over everything and it is that nostalgia factor that drives players to it. Now that it is heading towards Switch, gamers can take it anywhere they want and enjoy it in high-resolution. Courtesy of NIS America, a special edition containing an official hardcover art book and a music collection from game soundtracks comes in a collector’s box for only $64.99. If you want one of those, you might as well as pre-order it right now to reserve your copy.

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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Special Edition

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The list may be a major let-down for fans of Metal Slug, The Last Blade or Samurai Shodown series but their official website says, they will announce more games in forthcoming days. If not those big-name games, then at least Garou: Mark of the Wolves should make it to the list then. Otherwise, it would seem that in the name of an anniversary collection, they are simply trying to rip-off players with some of their old-school games that many don't even care about and make a quick buck.

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Prehistoric Isle Screenshot

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Last year, King of Fighters XIV from one of their flagship series has done exceptionally well and SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy is also expected to win the hearts over. Considering how they have decided to port their popular games to modern day consoles, SNK is slowly coming back to the game and probably would return to take their throne in fighting games genre once again whether or not SNK 40th Anniversary Collection turns out to be a hit.