Showing posts with label SNK. Show all posts
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown V Special Out Now

Fighting game ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown V Special from Hamster Corporation is now available on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One.

In spirit of upcoming Samurai Shodown series reboot, publisher Hamster Corporation is launching weapon-based fighting game ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown V Special for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One today.

Originally debuted on arcades back in April 2004, SSV Special is an upgraded version of its predecessor and ninth game of the series. ACA NeoGeo attempts to deliver all relatable gameplay elements and bring back that experience once again.

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ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown V Special Out Now

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Entire 28 fan-favorite noble warriors are returning to their fighting spirits and compete in duels to death. Concentration One Gauge, Fatal Flash and Rage Explosion mode are back as well as Overkill Move for finishing an opponent instantly.

Armed with skills and weapons to match, boss characters Gaoh Kyougoku Hinowanokami, Mizuki Rashojin, Shiro Tokisada Amakusa and Zankuro Minazuki are ready to clash with these returning characters decades later on modern consoles.

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Fabulous Sword Battles

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ACA NeoGeo titles tend to remain faithful to original iteration of each game and this masterpiece of fighting games deserved no less. This one is developed based off MVS arcade version of the game and not adapted from home editions.

Players being able to challenge anyone over the world now in ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown V Special take days experience to another level. Inclusion of difficulty and display settings with global leaderboards were necessary add-ons for the title.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Samurai Shodown 2019 Adds Three New Characters

Set to release on June for PS4 and Xbox, Samurai Shodown 2019 reveals three new fighters for newly rebooted title.

Newest Samurai Shodown game from developer SNK is scheduled to hit on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in June 27, 2019 is a reboot to named popular series of weapon-based fighting games but still embracing its long-established lore of past.

According to PAX East 2019 panel, players on Nintendo Switch and PC platforms have to wait some more to get their hands on this renowned Japanese franchise but a new trailer gives us an anticipating first-look of three new fighters announced earlier.

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Samurai Shodown 2019 Adds Three New Characters

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Before revealing the three new warriors, official Samurai Shodown trailer assembles series favorites for 2019.

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There is a quick display of previously confirmed characters like Charlotte, Earthquake, Galford, Genjuro Kibagami, Hanzo Hattori, Haohmaru, Jubei Yagyu, Kyoshiro Senryo, Nakoruru, Shiki, Tam Tam, Ukyo and Yoshitora Tokugawa once more.

Then three newcomers Darli Dagger, Wu-Ruixiang and Yashamaru Kurama are presented to audience with very scarce details on their background but showcasing their fierce battle moves in enigmatic fashion and they are quite impressive.

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Darli is a female shipbuilder wielding a saw-toothed giant blade with an equally large handle and a master of many tools. Ruixiang can summon divine beasts by using a Dragoncaller Compass at times and loyally serves Qing dynasty.

Yashamaru apparently is lead protagonist of new Samurai Spirits title and is a fallen samurai himself. Aside from his blade, he is able to command and manipulate wind in combat other than employing Kurama-ryū Heihō style of fighting.

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Legendary Samurai Warriors Return

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Fans are obviously familiar with over-dramatic tone of fighting opponents and spilling their blood all over are old traits that SNK reinvents by shifting from 2D animation style to 3D for a more modern approach to the legendary fighting game.

Summer 2019 couldn't come any sooner for an all-new return of Samurai Shodown and we are excited just as much as many series fans. However, it remains to be seen whether or not we get a new final boss character this time or someone from past returns.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Samurai Shodown 2019 Release Date

Upcoming rebooted Samurai Shodown game is coming to PS4 and Xbox One in June, followed by a Switch and PC release later.

Carrying an entire generation worth of reputation in making legendary fighting game series like Art of Fighting, Fatal Fury and King of Fighters, developer SNK is marking their return to the genre with newest installment of Samurai Shodown in 2019.

Back in September 2018, there was only a brief teaser where it was titled as Samurai Spirits and there were no official release date or any select platforms. However, those queries are all answered today at PAX East 2019 with another trailer.

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Samurai Shodown 2019 Release Date

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Witness a rebooted era of Samurai Shodown sword fighting franchise in a newly unleashed PAX trailer shown below.

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A weapon-based fighting game series that never shy away from spilling rush of blood from its fighter characters, there are certain deadly moves in the game that can execute your opponents depending on specific conditions.

Above shown gameplay moments are only a few samples from a hands-on demo and currently, 16 characters are planned for launch. On taking damage, players would fill up a Rage Gauge to power up certain attacks at some point.

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Fan-Favorite Samurai Warriors

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Initially, the game is arriving on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles this June and then would see Nintendo Switch release in Q4 2019. According to official announcement, PC platform launch will happen at a later date and that could also be in 2020.

Contrary to what we believed earlier about the game being set in the aftermath of Samurai Shodown V Special, this rebooted title chronologically takes place in between 18th century time period of Samurai Shodown V and the very first game.

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Earthquake, Shiki and Tam Tam Returns

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During their teaser trailer unveiling, characters like Haohmaru and couple other fan-favorites were confirmed to return in 2019. Other than three newcomers to be revealed on a later date, Earthquake, Jubei Yagyu, Shiki, Tam Tam and Yoshitora Tokugawa has joined the roster.

Judging by modern day trend, SNK is most probably open to include additional characters through post-launch DLC. It recreates the same old manga inspired looks of favorite series regulars from original 2D designs and rendered them in polished 3D graphics.

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Samurai Shodown 2019 Newcomers

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Heading for a less combo-focused gameplay and looking to emphasize on delivering well placed fatal blow on opponent is taking it to a new direction. Super Special Move is limited to one per match and that makes things more interesting.

Returning to its roots by implementing many core aspects while adding new gameplay elements for modern consoles, Samurai Shodown can perhaps bring SNK back to its glory days once again when it finally launched to all available platforms.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Comes to PS4

Archiving a golden age of gaming, SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is coming out for PS4 on March 19.

After launching a definitive collection of some of the great video games from arcade era as SNK 40th Anniversary Collection on November 2018 for Nintendo Switch, these classic retro titles are now heading towards PlayStation 4.

While setting to sail for PS4 on March 19, 2019, the bundle features a wide-array of artwork and rare promotional assets available in high-definition and nostalgic fans are sure to appreciate them for their sentimental values.

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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Comes to PS4

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A compilation like this takes a lot of curating and research before they are all jammed into one. All the SNK titles are put together by developer Digital Eclipse, who previously worked on Mega Man Legacy Collection and the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection.

Since most of the games are from SNK years before they moved over to Neo Geo system, they do not have the edge games like The King of Fighters or Samurai Shodown had in later days. However, some of these picks are of historical importance in terms of the medium.

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Dive Into Museum Mode

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Another thing the studio mastered is the functionality of the Loop Lever joystick and although they are not playable in original format, their target was to replicate the experience as close to the original hardware.

Entire Museum Mode is dedicated to miscellaneous concept art section for these retro classics like Ikari Warriors, Psycho Soldier and Prehistoric Isle. SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is a blessing for players who cannot find these games for modern consoles and we really are thankful.

Monday, September 10, 2018

New Samurai Shodown Game Revealed

SNK is releasing a brand new title from their fighting game series Samurai Shodown in 2019 for PlayStation 4.

After a rumor of SNK to reveal their next game for some time over social media, we know now that it is going to be a new installment of popular sword fighting game franchise Samurai Shodown, currently revealed as Samurai Spirits.

Therefore, we should note that this game originally used to be called by the same name in Japan when it originally released back in 1993. Obviously this is a total revamp of the fan-favorite series after a decade and at this time; they are planning to release the title in 2019.

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New Samurai Shodown Game Revealed

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A brand-new teaser trailer came along to herald the return of an iconic arcade fighting classic in an all-new avatar.

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Opening of the teaser clip suggests that Samurai Shodown is still attached to its roots of 18th-century feudal Japan and Samurai Spirits is set in the year 1787, which means the premise of the game takes place following the events of Samurai Shodown V Special.

Then the narration is suddenly interrupted by legendary series protagonist and skilled swordsman Haohmaru as he slashes though the screen first and then unsheathes his katana on his opponents, taking them all down one by one.

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That insane rush of blood squirting from your opponents with each blow of your samurai warrior is pure nostalgia factor and each character sprites are now rendered into more realistic 3D graphics using the powerful Unreal Engine.

The latest fighting game to employ the same engine is Dragon Ball FighterZ and we cannot complain about the outcome. Aside from Haohmaru, characters like Charlotte, Galford, Genjuro Kibagami, Kyoshiro Senryo, Hanzo Hattori, Nakoruru and Ukyo Tachibana are also confirmed.

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Terrific Gameplay Visuals

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We don't have enough details on hand about the game yet but we do know that it is initially headed towards PlayStation 4. While we are not sure about a PC release, announcement for Nintendo Switch and Xbox One version may come out later.

The last game from the series was Samurai Shodown: Sen from 2008 and the non-canonical release Samurai Shodown Anthology in 2009. The idea of bringing back one of their classics after the launch of SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy will definitely make the fans happy.

Friday, September 7, 2018

SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Out Now

Select your favorite female fighters from SNK's popular fighting games and battle it out in SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy.

Back in the 90's, the company SNK has ruled over the arcades with Fatal Fury, King of Fighters and Samurai Shodown series while reinventing the fighting game genre to a new level by pitting players into 3v3 tag-team battles.

Later, they became more inventive and introduced a 4x4 battle system with one player to provide assist. One of their latest release, SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy gathering SNK's top female fighters is currently out on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Out Now

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This one is a simple party fighting game and whether you are a fan of the type of games or non-fighting game fan, you can enjoy it regardless. Players can pick from SNK’s fan-favorite female fighters roster like Athena, Kula, Leona Heidern, Mai Shiranui, Shermie or many others and their appearance is also customizable as you see fit.

As the tag-team mechanics is now limited for 2v2 fights, combos and special attacks are made easy to perform with "one-button specials" to your opponent.

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SNK’s Top-Tier Ladies

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Tag your mates online from over the world or join in from a local multiplayer. Over seven different stages, the fights will take place where you can even choose to play alone if you want. Accessories, costumes and props like face paint or glasses are available to personalize the look of your favorite female fighters.

Thief Arthur from Square Enix's brand-new fighting game Million Arthur: Arcana Blood will join the party as special guest character from September 13.

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Easy Combos and Special Attacks

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The single player mode of the game features a story of its own. Shortly after the events of The King of Fighters XIV, some of the female participant fighters fell unconscious and discovers themselves inside a mansion alongside a female version of Terry Bogard.

Now they try to fight their way out of this place. Played with one attacker and one support in each side, the game uses a unique KO mechanics, where you have to use a Dream Finish move to knock your challenger down.

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Win and Earn Points

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The light-hearted tone of SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy sets it apart from other fighting games from SNK and that's the reason everyone can take part in few rounds for some fun-filled friendly competition.

The title simply follows the norms set by regular crossover fighting game that earns you points for each victory and customize these amazing heroines from KOF series. As spiritual successor to SNK Gals' Fighters, the game stands out to please veteran fans and newcomers alike.

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 were ruled by many classic titles from SNK and recently they brought back Art of Fighting Anthology, Samurai Shodown V Special, The King of Fighters '97 Global Match and The King of Fighters '98 once again.

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. Titled SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, the compilation is announced Nintendo Switch.

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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.

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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is promised to bring some of the classic titles from SNK will be debuting to Nintendo's next gen console on November 13. Currently, a fraction of the actual list of games has been revealed and more will join soon.

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 Showdown series but according official website, 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 with SNK 40th Anniversary Collection.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Metal Slug XX Comes to PlayStation 4

Metal Slug XX is coming to PlayStation 4 as upgraded version with different modes, multiplayer and Leona as playable character from start.

Originally released on Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable and Xbox 360 Live Arcade, run and gun game Metal Slug XX is an enhanced version of Metal Slug 7 from Atlus and SNK Playmore. The game debuted on 2008 without an arcade version. Though it was made backwards compatible on Xbox One in 2015, a PlayStation 4 version is long due. That wait is finally over and now a much more polished version is heading towards Sony's console very soon with many added features.

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Metal Slug XX Comes to PlayStation 4

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As Metal Slug XX heads for its PS4 debut, SNK Corporation has tweaked a few aspects of the game for this “Remastered” edition.

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Brought up straight from the original PSP version, the game will be the first one from Metal Slug series which players can enjoy in 4K! Aside from supporting superior graphics, MSXX on PS4 offers you a couple of display settings like high-resolution border art styles or applying scanline filter on screen. Adding scanline options was for the sake of letting old-school fans enjoy nicely drawn 2D sprite-work of the game as it was originally debuted and how the series actually was on arcade era!

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Major Graphical Upgrades

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One of the scanline styles is TV, which is the equivalent of CRT monitor display and then there is Arcade mode to present the game just like we were used playing on arcade monitors. These little efforts were to bring back the classic feel since this one was not released on arcade. There is a new Trophy Set containing more than 30 Trophies on trivia and Easter eggs for some challenging players out there. DualShock 4 game controllers are fully compatible with this port and vibration support is also included to make the battles feel intense.

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2P Co-op Online Multiplayer

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The first five games of the franchise had their four playable characters from Peregrine Falcon Strike Force and the SPARROWS team. Ralf Jones and Clark Still of King of Fighters and Ikari Warriors series debuted as newcomers in Metal Slug 6. That continued in the sequel and another of their team member, Leona Heidern joined as a downloadable character that used to cost only $0.99 to unlock. PS4 version of Metal Slug XX has her unlocked from the beginning and ready to unleash her special signature ability Moon Slasher at will.

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Sergeant Allen O’Neil Returns!

Metal Slug XX will be available on PlayStation 4 from May 29, 2018 for the price of $19.99 only. You can enjoy the game solo, buddy-up with a friend for more fun or with someone online using Share Play. So, get ready to join the battlefield with members from Ikari Warriors, Peregrine Falcon Strike Force or SPARROWS and conquer the seven missions to save the world from the menace of General Morden!