SNK Playmore heads to Live Arcade

Publisher to show Fatal Fury Special for Xbox 360's download service, new King of Fighters for PS2, Metal Slug PSP at next month's Tokyo Game Show.

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When Capcom released Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting on Xbox Live Arcade earlier this month, it was quickly pronounced the fastest-selling title ever to hit the service. Obviously, there is an audience for downloadable 2D arcade fighting classics on the Xbox 360.

That audience has another title to look forward to, as SNK Playmore revealed its lineup for the Tokyo Game Show, running September 22 to 24, and it included the company's first offering for the Xbox 360: a Live Arcade version of Garou Densetsu Special (Fatal Fury Special in the US).

Looking at the PlayStation 2, there will be a nonplayable demo of The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match accompanied by a playable demo of Garou Densetsu Battle Archives 2. And in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Metal Slug, SNK will also ready a playable Sony PSP title called Metal Slug Complete. Although SNK lists this as a newly announced title, it is presumably the same game as Metal Slug Collection, which SNK showed to the Western press at the Game Developers Conference back in March and renamed Metal Slug Anthology for its appearance at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in May.

Discussion

125 comments
volumesoxxs
volumesoxxs

nice can't wait for the xbox live arcade port

24dude13
24dude13

They should really stop putting this type of game and make a better game and they really need to improve.

earthking
earthking

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chiefmegadeth
chiefmegadeth

Cant wait for Fatal Fury Special Xbox 360 rules PS i got a doa arcade stick just for Street Fighter

tonyleo01
tonyleo01

the 360 needs to come out with an arcade stick and fast!

Dolacide
Dolacide

I loved Fatal Fury Special, I use to play it on my Snes all the time.

ewjim
ewjim

Not many titles... for me! :D

Cpu1
Cpu1

I heard a while ago that a Metal Sug Anthology will be out for the Wii, maybe its not true but hey its something to look forward to.

thepeter
thepeter

Neo-Geo will be on the Wi virtual console, you heard it here first!

populationdavid
populationdavid

Suhunkorea, it's called Metal Slug becuase you can pilot Mech's called Metal Slugs. The most famous being the "Metal Vehicle 001".

SuperbGamer
SuperbGamer

The Tokyo Game Show never ceases to amaze me!

suhunkorea
suhunkorea

HEY GIVE US METAL SLUG COMPLETE FOR 360 AND WHY IS IT CALLED METAL SLUG??

piecake
piecake

Xbox live arcade rocks as does the psp

volumesoxxs
volumesoxxs

Im so excited if they come to the xbox live arcade. I mean the arcade market is moving to xbox live now in my opinion.

radiostyle
radiostyle

I think SNK Playmore should go to XBOX Live Arcade because arcade market is smaller and smaller nowadays and also SNK's technology much lower than other company. have u ever seen any high-end 3d games of the SNK Playmore? they made some 3D games but I think these games are not for XBOX360 and PS3 but only PS2 or XBOX. (Maybe..Dreamcast?)

CyberKillerZ
CyberKillerZ

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aznbenjiman
aznbenjiman

how come u can never find these games in the US....

Mahobudo
Mahobudo

It can never replaces the feel of the NEOGEO LONG LIVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

Antor1
Antor1

Damn, when I first saw this I thought that they were going to bring Metal slug to xbox live arcade, with online co-op and stuff. Now that would be some crazy stuff, but I guess KOF works.

Carmensk
Carmensk

Garou Densetsu Special? Granted its probably the best classic (pre-'94) fighter outside of Samurai Spirits (and some would argue Street Fighter II), but it seems like an odd choice. My guess is they're using it as a test bed before unveiling the big boys: the KoF games.

CR4WLEY
CR4WLEY

god the artwork is gorgeous! keep up the great design work guys!

MeteorNess
MeteorNess

I want metal slug for psp, i'm a hugeee metal slug fan hehe

Cbot
Cbot

I'm getting Fatal fury special for sure.

grkzr
grkzr

i dunno about the metal slug idéa i mean you can download a emulator and play the games anyway

yashiro16
yashiro16

waaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhh

hrah
hrah

me too , i want metal slug collection for my psp, NICE!!!!!!

mexican_lord
mexican_lord

we need king of fighters 97 and above, those will be great on live arcade.

liri
liri

the metal slug collection is also coming out for the Wii

KronikKilla
KronikKilla

No Metal Slug for 360? No Co-Op Live play... Fatal Fury should be nice though.

Gleba2388
Gleba2388

Maybe Fatal Fury Special will be great... or maybe not...

JaMeS4418
JaMeS4418

i never knew that game was that popular on the xbl arcade

ulrikz
ulrikz

I must have that MS Collection for the PSP!

edubuccaneer
edubuccaneer moderator

snk playmore, xbox live, metal slug, fatal fury, anthology, garou densetsu, mark of the wolves, tgs

thesand212
thesand212

Fatal Fury Oh yaeh it's old school baby

Da1ShrpSh0trGrl
Da1ShrpSh0trGrl

I guess I got over Street Fighter because am not too exited. FPS games are taking over me...

-Twilight-
-Twilight-

I'll be looking foward to Fatal Fury, and if I had a PSP I would say the same about Metal Slug.

mexisnake
mexisnake

Metal Slug Complete!!!!! It's about time they made a Metal Slug for the PSP.

Ponsardin
Ponsardin

I think it was impossible to have an Xbox Live Arcade without SNK Playmore games. They belong to the essentials of old-school gaming!

Hoopin4thelove
Hoopin4thelove

i love 2D games, and if justin timberlake can bring sexyback i want to bring 2Dback, as well as platforming............ the SNES, SEGA days

ocdog45
ocdog45

SNK is tight. good hours on those games

hemakm3
hemakm3

Love SNK games-bring it on.

soulknight63133
soulknight63133

I agree with you guyz on some of their other titles would be good on Live. But the only way we will get them is by making sure FF is successful. So even if you're remotely interested invest in this title to ensure that more titles will come to Live.