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Season pass Samurais announced by SNK
SNK's sword slingling brawler is making its way to the PS4 with familiar faces from the old days.With only 2 days to its release, SNK has unveiled the full roster of DLC characters slated for the firs
Jun 25 2019 at 21:35 (Tue)
Tifa returns to Dissidia following FF7 Remake
FFVII's melee combat bartender is once again making her way to the airdash fighting game.Following the Final Fantasy VII Remake release date announcement at E3 and its trailer, Square Enix announced t
Jun 25 2019 at 21:22 (Tue)
Tokyo: Fighting Games too violent for Tourney
Tokyo, one of the largest megalopolis in the world and host to the 2020 Olympics, is launching its first city-funded eSports tournament in the same year. Ironically, the city that boasts the strongest
Jun 25 2019 at 04:23 (Tue)
Neo_G departs SNK for new challenges
Hidetoshi "NEO_G" Ishizawa, one of the most seasoned developer in the fighting game field, disclosed before the weekend that he has resigned from his position at SNK to take on new challenges.Ishizawa
Jun 25 2019 at 00:01 (Tue)
Arcsys making Granblue Fantasy fighting game
Arc System Works is making a new fighting game based off Cygames' popular social networking RPG game Granblue Fantasy.One of the surprise announcements during today's Granblue Fantasy Festival taking
Dec 15 2018 at 19:32 (Sat)
Soul Calibur 6 sells 24K on JP launch week
Bandai Namco's reboot of their classic weapon fighting franchise is off to a good start, selling within reason for a fighting game in the Japanese market. However, it still shadowed under the publishe
Oct 25 2018 at 01:37 (Thu)
KOF going Pokemon GO, closed beta starts
With SNK going hyperactive on their licensing for the past year, it was just a matter of time before one of their franchises took a step into the latest tech trend-- Augmented Reality (AR).A new KOF
Jul 28 2018 at 15:47 (Sat)
EVO JAPAN 2019 to take place in Fukuoka
The EVO championship fighting game tournament made its huge debut in Japan this winter, and while things may change a bit for its next season, the series will continue on to 2019.Today, the EVO Japan
Jul 7 2018 at 11:45 (Sat)
Legendary Street Fighter player gets arrested
While the e-sports aspect of fighting games struggle to establish its standpoint in the eyes of Japanese society, another blow came today as one of the legendary players made himself news.According t
Jul 1 2018 at 03:00 (Sun)
NEOGEO mini Dated, Ranks in Twitter Trends
SNK today launched the official site for its anticipated vintage candycab miniature replica NEOGEO mini, announcing its date and price. Japan, the NEOGEO mi
Jun 22 2018 at 15:11 (Fri)
Last characters in SNK Heroines leaked
Back in 2000, SNK stunned the world with a "Miss X" in the original Gals Fighters, which was an Iori Yagami in a bancho schoolgirl outfit. While the developers for SNK Heroines played dumb about the c
Jun 20 2018 at 16:31 (Wed)
SNK subsidiary: NeoGeo Mini will be $100-150
SNK's anticipated handheld miniature of its vintage candy cab will be coming soon, and it may be offered at a relatively affordable price than fans may be expecting.According to a report by the busine
Jun 16 2018 at 01:18 (Sat)
KOF's Athena going Virtual Idol on Youtube
The recent Japanese fad of "VTubers"-- Virtual celebrities on Youtube--has been pretty big, and SNK is likewise bringing its KOF idol to life on Youtube as a promo for its upcoming licensed game.In To
Jun 15 2018 at 18:48 (Fri)
Blazblue Cross Tag sells 16K on launch
Arc System Works' latest multi-platform fighter launched last week with its producter jokingly hoping for a collaboration with NieR Automata in the future, and its sales thus far has been decent consi
Jun 7 2018 at 01:42 (Thu)
SNK Heroines gets tag price and CD bonus
The official new site for SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy launched today together with a new trailer showcasing a glimpse of the game's storyline and various features. Alongside Love Heart being shown f
May 24 2018 at 14:40 (Thu)
SNK cracking down on Sword game pirates
While SNK's worldwide fame can partly be attributed to widespread piracy, the company isn't nessesarily happy about it still lingering to this day in age.According to Korean news site Donga, SNK is cr
May 23 2018 at 01:24 (Wed)
Love Heart confirmed in Next SNK Title
While the copyrights for SNK's Sky Love is now with another company, that certainly isn't denting the series' heroine from appearing in a new game.Image from
May 23 2018 at 00:07 (Wed)
New trademark filed for ex-SNK's Sky Love
SNK's favorite air pirate series is making a comeback, but under its new rightful owner. Highlights Entertainment, the company which acquired SNK's pachislot assets, is making their first move of the
May 18 2018 at 05:10 (Fri)
SNK filing for KOSDAQ, market cap est $936mil
While the words SNK and Rich might almost seem like an antonym in an Oxford Dictionary, things could all be changing in less than an year.Following the report last month that SNK plans to go public by
May 15 2018 at 01:24 (Tue)
EVO Japan debuts with a 124 million yen loss
While e-sports may still be at its infancy, Japan's largest fighting game tournament seems to be off to a bleak birth.According to financial reports by Hearts United Group which runs the EVO Japan tou
May 12 2018 at 04:57 (Sat)
SNK Heroines slated Sept 7, Shermie confirmed
At PAX East 2018 today, SNK announced during its panel that its upcoming PS4/Switch title SNK Heroines has been dated for a September 7 release. The company also released a new trailer to unveil Sherm
Apr 7 2018 at 02:10 (Sat)
KOFXIV gets new VA for Blue Mary, coming 4/12
PAX East is taking place this week in Boston Massachusetts, and SNK certainly had a bag of announcements saved up for the event. One of them was the unveiling of KOFXIV Ver3.0's fourth and last DLC ch
Apr 6 2018 at 03:52 (Fri)
SNK Investing into Korean market
2018 is certainly looking like a big year for SNK's global expansion and investment.Following mid-March reports that SNK is preparing to debut in the Korean Exchange (KOSDAQ), the company released a p
Apr 1 2018 at 17:20 (Sun)
SNK preparing to go public on Stock Exchange
By next year, SNK fans that have grown up to adulthood with NeoGeo games may finally be able to buy a piece of their favorite corporate pie.According to a report by Korean capital market magazine theB
Mar 14 2018 at 03:06 (Wed)
CHANEL launches videogame arcade in Tokyo
If you're looking around for poverty games, that certainly isn't here.Coco Chanel, the world renowned French cosmetics brand, has launched a videogame arcade in Tokyo. Adequately named the "COCO GAME
Mar 2 2018 at 15:47 (Fri)
Taito Station Undercover documentary
Arcades may be a dieing breed, but the president of Taito is certainly not holding back on punches from having his company go the way of the Dodo.. even if he gets lynched by his own staff.According t
Feb 14 2018 at 18:25 (Wed)
KOF14 Oswald announced; 4 new DLC characters
Breaking expectations that EVO Japan would be used for unveiling the "Mystery Joker card DLC Character" for KOFXIV, SNK just released a new trailer via Sony's Playstation channel for Oswald, who will
Jan 26 2018 at 04:39 (Fri)
SNK starts World Tour, goes Retro City
Happy Days from the 90's are here again. Following a brief announcement with an under-construction web site, SNK has suddenly launched the first of its Neo Geo World Tour starting off at the Radio Cit
Jan 21 2018 at 19:11 (Sun)
Geese Howard guy does Mary Poppins
If you've ever dreamt of Geese Howard taking on a Mary Poppins act and singing Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!, you certainly are delirious.What's more delirious though--it's turning into a realit
Jan 20 2018 at 04:26 (Sat)
Lupin the Third PART 5 TV series coming April
Last time it was Italy, this time it's France.Monkeypunch's Lupin the Third series--which happens to have just marked its 50th Anniversary in 2017--is returning to TV this spring.According to Cinema T
Jan 16 2018 at 20:49 (Tue)
Blazblue Cross Tag roster is 50% DLC
The ARC SYSTEM WORKS FIGHTING GAME AWARDS 2017 took place this weekend to honor high-level players, but the bigger headline which made waves for consumers was the company's announcement on their upcom
Jan 14 2018 at 15:18 (Sun)
Street Fighter to collaborate with Saga pref.
It's the usual Street Fighter II box art, but something is awfully wrong.Capcom announced yesterday of a new collaboration project with Saga prefecture, in which their Street Fighter character, Sagat,
Jan 12 2018 at 10:46 (Fri)
The World Ends With You coming to Switch
After a decade since the original release on the Nintendo DS, Square Enix is bringing back its modern-world based Tokyo RPG The World Ends With You to the Nintendo Switch under the name The World Ends
Jan 12 2018 at 01:25 (Fri)
SNK HEROINES coming to PS4 and Switch
[Update] Additional details added from Japanese announcement Following weeks of speculation that SNK is working on a new title for Switch, Nintendo officially announced SNK HEROINES:Tag Team Frenzy vi
Jan 12 2018 at 00:09 (Fri)
In memory of NeoRyu, our eternal fighter
It is with great sadness that the Madman's Cafe must bid a sudden farewell this month to another old member of its BBS, NeoRyu (Cory Joseph Staats).NeoRyu has been with the MMCafe since 2000 as a BBS
Dec 26 2017 at 22:16 (Tue)
In memory of our beloved member, Toxico
The Madman's Cafe has been around the web since 1997. Many things have happened during its 20 years, but its most valued and prized aspect has always been its members. It's the members that make this
Dec 1 2017 at 20:46 (Fri)
Capcom releases anatomy guide to public
Back at GDC 2017, Capcom showed off a juicy in-house document called A strange Anatomy guide for artists: Fundamentals in sprite designing. This gem of how-to-draw-pixelart received a lot of positive
Apr 3 2017 at 23:01 (Mon)
KOF getting balance update on April 5
Download content won't be the only update coming early next month for KOFXIV.According to SNK's official Twitter account, April 5 will also bring a major patch to KOFXIV which will upgrade the game fr
Mar 30 2017 at 13:29 (Thu)
All KOFXIV DLC characters coming April 5
SNKPlaymore made its fourth DLC character announcement for KOFXIV today, but that's not the only big news that the company had under its sleeves.Through Sony's Official Playstation blog, the seasoned
Mar 30 2017 at 05:24 (Thu)
Iron Mike gets a bite out of SFII's Boxer
A lot of fighting game photos make their way to the SNS, but this is quite a bit of history in the making.Behold, a photo posted by Iron Mike Tyson himself of trying to take a bite of Balrog's ear fro
Mar 29 2017 at 23:22 (Wed)
First KOF14 Silhouette confirmed as Whip
SNK made their first DLC character Silhouette reveal today via an official PlayStation channel trailer. As many players were suspecting, the left-most character was unveiled out to be Whip, who was re
Mar 9 2017 at 03:47 (Thu)
Noise Factory closing at end of March
It's game over for Yabeno Hikomaro.Noise Factory isn't a big-name developer, but they're certainly well-known for their cult hits on the Neo Geo like Rage of the Dragons and Power Instinct Matrimelee
Feb 28 2017 at 22:50 (Tue)
NeoGeo Land opens in Amazon Japan
SNK has certainly been agressive after their corporate name change and their latest movement comes as another surprise for a company which business tactics previously seemed to be still lost in the 19
Feb 15 2017 at 03:45 (Wed)
Japanese KOF Interest Survey Results
The Japanese gaming scene has always been particularly different from the rest of the world, and it seems to hold true even for a fighting game like the King Of Fighters series.With the KOFXIV World C
Feb 14 2017 at 16:43 (Tue)
KOF XIV's online still bugged, solution found
SNK released the ver 1.11 patch for KOFXIV which aimed at fixing various issues from its previous update, most notably an online bug that rendered new lobby creations practically impossible. Unfortuna
Jan 25 2017 at 01:58 (Wed)
KOFXIV Championship Afterparty announced
If you're looking forward to the KOFXIV World Championship Four Kings Tournament in Japan next month--a historical moment for SNK as their first time hosting a worldwide event of this scale, you won't
Jan 20 2017 at 02:58 (Fri)
SNK Entertainment updates with tie-ins
SNK has been busy announcing one tie-in project after another since the start of this year, and it's apparently no coincedence.Their new subsidiary SNK Entertainment was behind the sudden spawn of col
Jan 18 2017 at 15:56 (Wed)
KOF gets new TV advertisement
It's been decades since a NeoGeo title had its own TV commercial, and it's finally happened in the year 2017.Well, Sort of. Technically.The well-funded Social game app The King of Fighters 98 UM Onlin
Jan 18 2017 at 14:30 (Wed)
Capcom Ad shows Japan's 1990's FG fad
If you ever wanted to know how big fighting games in Japan were back in the 1990s, check out Capcom's awesome new ad for Ultra Street Fighter II on the Nintendo Switch. The ad shows glimpses of Akihab
Jan 17 2017 at 02:01 (Tue)
GRANBLUE SHODOWN starting tomorrow
SNK's collaboration with Cygames' megahit smartphone RPG Granblue Fantasy will start tomorrow, which seems appropriate for a slash-em-up swords game considering it'll be a Friday the 13th.In-game, the
Jan 11 2017 at 15:12 (Wed)
KOF collaborating with Japanese Soccer app
While SNK's collaboration with Granblue Fantasy might be their biggest break in early 2017, there's going to be another one coming right before it.Amazing Inc's bishoujo soccer game app Venus Eleven V
Dec 30 2017 at 23:51 (Fri)
SNK collaborating with Granblue Fantasy
In the fighting game scene, one of the biggest year-end surprise didn't come from either the arcades nor consoles; it came from the smartphone sector.Cygames' mega-hit RPG Granblue Fantasy will be run
Dec 30 2017 at 16:08 (Fri)
SNK making multiple new games
With the year-end only days away, Japanese game developers are making their new year resolutions for the year 2017 and 4Gamer interviewed them to hear what they have in mind. One of them was SNK's KOF
Dec 30 2017 at 10:25 (Fri)
EX-SNK team making new SFC fighting game
A lot of fighting games may be going back to their roots for gameplay, but this is as grassroot as things can really get. According to multiple sites including Automaton and WWG, a team of former SNK
Dec 14 2017 at 22:52 (Wed)
KOF14 World Tournament Details
SNK is taking its promotions for a world tournament one step beyond other publishers. The company will run the finals for its KOF XIV WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP in two locations, first in Japan for the top 16
Dec 9 2017 at 20:11 (Fri)
SNK going Cloud Gaming on Android
SNK is taking new strides as one of the few Japanese game publishers to join Finland based game maker Rovio's upcoming Android cloud gaming platform, Hatch. Slated for beta starting 2017, the platform
Dec 5 2017 at 22:30 (Mon)
KOFXIV 1.10 update details and demo
Fans of KOFXIV won't have to wait until the next installment for better graphics as developers at SNK are prepping a free update for January 2017. Since earlier this week, the Osaka-based publisher ha
Dec 5 2017 at 21:08 (Mon)
Rurouni Kenshin making a Comeback
For fans of the good old 1990s era, today certainly feels like a huge blast from the past. Not only has SNKPlaymore returned to its roots as SNK, the hit manga series Rurouni Kenshin has also been con
Dec 1 2017 at 23:56 (Thu)
SNK returns with new sound logo
SNK Playmore has officially changed their corporate name to SNK effective as of today, December 1 2016.Together with the change, the company unveiled its new corporate sound logo and a commemorative s
Dec 1 2017 at 23:27 (Thu)
Wild Guns Reloaded slated for Dec 13
Vintage gaming fans yearning for the 1990s Western Sci-fi classic won't have to wait too much longer. Wild Guns Reloaded will be coming out on December 13 for the PS4 as a digital download. The Game w
Nov 28 2017 at 15:04 (Mon)
SNK Playmore changes name to SNK
SNK Playmore today announced they will be officially changing their corporate name to SNK effective December 1, 2016.The movement follows the company's decisions from April to change their corporate l
Nov 1 2017 at 20:26 (Tue)
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