SNK Playmore pledges support for Wii, DS

Publisher to put out games for Nintendo's consoles, Wii to get Metal Slug Anthology, while SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters DS is set for US release.

SNK Playmore is throwing its hat into the Nintendo ring, as the publisher today announced that it would begin supporting both the Wii and the Nintendo DS. Previously, the only Nintendo system to see SNK Playmore development was the Game Boy Advance, which played host to Metal Slug Advance and is set to receive a port of the original arcade Metal Slug.

For its first Wii project, SNK Playmore is preparing Metal Slug Anthology. Not to be confused with the recently announce Metal Slug Collection on the PSP, Metal Slug Anthology is being billed as "a full arcade collection." Presumably, that would include the relatively new Metal Slug 6 (the only arcade Metal Slug game missing from the PSP collection). However, SNK Playmore is promising that these won't be straight ports, as the company's president Ben Herman said in a statement that "the Wii controller will be used in a new and unique way that enhances the gameplay."

SNK Playmore also announced its intention to support the DS in America today. Herman also said in the statement that the company would enter the market with SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters DS.

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73 comments
Grim_Reaper007
Grim_Reaper007

YAY a new Card Fighters game! The original on the NGPC was great I have high hopes for this one.

NightRain
NightRain

OMG! That's so awesome! I'll have to get these games for the DS!! :)

DemonJD138
DemonJD138

That's excellent. I got madd love for SNK, and now I know that I've got a good chance of seeing my main man Iori Yagami on my Wii. (That sounds so wrong.)

dragonsama
dragonsama

More SNK in the US is a good thing!

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

yeah SNK!!!!! way to hop on the Wii bandwaggon!!!! i look forward to metal slug!

MrPuzzlez
MrPuzzlez

Card fighters DS!! Yes, the DS can have a good fighting game!

John_of_Fire
John_of_Fire

mickel- Sony USA hates 2d games and doesn't allow them on their console unless it is as a bundle of 2 games or more. This is why all SNK games on PS2 in Japan get ported to XBox in the US. (ex Samurai Showdown V, KOF Neowave, Metal Slug 3) They were all originally on the PS2 in Japan. It would have been simpler to just keep them on PS2 but Sony throws a fit. This foolishness goes back to the original Playstation. I am looking forward to SNKs work with Nintendo. I hope the DS card fighter is the 2nd one that didn't make it to the US.

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

They should release their games for PS3 if they want to sell BIG.

troakun
troakun

Damn card games, any collection of Metal Slug games would be appreciated though. I love that game.

Scorpio717
Scorpio717

SNK vs Capcom Card Fighters DS? I was hoping they'd make a regular fighting game, card battling games just aren't my type.

Scorpio717
Scorpio717

SNK vs Capcom Card Fighters DS? I was hoping they'd make a regular fighting game, card battling games just aren't my type.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I wonder what one will be better to get the one for the PSP or the WII. I would think the wii because of the controller but I thought the PSP one will come with a little more games then the Wii one. SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters for the DS sounds pretty neat.

bk327
bk327

To hell with a name. It's all about the games man. Wii's Virtual Console games will rock. Watch when Neo Geo is announced for it, then Konami, Capcom, Namco...all other will announce as well. As far as Wii titles themselves, expect to see see most, if not all, games to run at 60 frames per second in progressive scan. I'd rather play the New Rainbow Six, or Call Of Duty, or Medal Of Honor in pro-scan at a steady 60fps, than to play the same in high def at 30.

bk327
bk327

I think you are all missing the much BIGGER picture here. SNK....Nintendo....Virtual Console.......Neo Geo......Get It? E3 will reveal more. I'll be at E3 this year.

sorcloudtidus
sorcloudtidus

awesome and looking foward to play metal slug on my wii.

Jxy
Jxy

As long as you aren't forced to use the Wii's controller functionality, I'll buy this in an instant. If SNK gets creative and decides that you can no longer play Metal Slug the way God intended (with a regular controller), then I'm not even going to consider this.

FuguNabe
FuguNabe

Wow, besides the awesome Metal Slug Anthology, I wonder if their 2D fighting game series will make it to the Wii? Very Interesting. It's pretty good though. 2D is not quite dead yet with this company. I like this company's 2D game series. I can't imagine what exclusive they will make for Wii. Maybe a Samurai Spirit/Showdown game.... which would be pretty cool.

Supersonic2000
Supersonic2000

Metal Slug Anthology AND Cardfighters is back? I think I'm gonna faint.

SearchBomber
SearchBomber

Yes! Card Fighters DS! Now, if we had SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millenium for the DS...

cesarotromundo
cesarotromundo

wow..! cant wait until the wii comes out....REGARDLESS OF THE BAD NAME

greenleaflink
greenleaflink

Go Wii !!! Now this makes me feel really happy as a future Wii owner

fierro316
fierro316

I agree with mrjoemama, Capcom V.S. SNK Card Clash is the best portable game ever.

Spoon_Si
Spoon_Si

i'll wait for actually gameply footage b4 gettin all Wii excited

Konfusion
Konfusion

Baseball Stars Wii. You know you want it. :P

Link1515
Link1515

Nintendo Wii is getting a lot of third party support. I'm glad.

Ericvon71
Ericvon71

That is alot of Wii out there.

Mike-23
Mike-23

Can you imagine capcom vs. SNK for the DS? I WANT IT!!

Robio_basic
Robio_basic

SNK is turning out to be one hell of a partner for Nintendo. Hopefully the relationship won't turn sour anytime soon.

dwmorrow
dwmorrow

MadonnaProject: "2D" games for the Wii? You must mean stuff like Red Steel, or Sadness, right? Btw, the new Card Fighters game is for the DS...NOT Nintendo's next-gen console. Aside from that, the 2D genre still has plenty of life left, especially on portable platforms - e.g. Castlevania.

frankeyser
frankeyser

nintendo is getting more and more 3rd party support. hmm maybe i wont have to wait 3 to 4o months in between good games on my nintendo system anymore.

MadonnaProject
MadonnaProject

Nintendo IS getting third party support but most of these titles are the LOW-FOCUS low-end of the respectable publishers food chain....like the ds is getting all the watered down garbage.... Wii is a nice market, it will cater to the niche. Mediocrity for the mediocre.... Soon theyll be churning out LOTS of 2d games for the Wii, and other easy to make pies which they can peddle for under 40 bucks so people who cant afford a good xbox 360 or a ps3 game can buy 2 passable, wii games.... Gears of war = spongebob wii paint, mario wii fishing, snk card fighting....uh huh sounds just about right....

nintendo_gc
nintendo_gc

young P signing in: nintendo is getting crazy 3rd party support, & im loving it, nintendo 4life y'all: young P signing out, peace

atomD21
atomD21

Hey, if SNK vs Capcom card fighters is anything like the Neo Geo Pocket version, I'm in! And wi-fi support would be cool too! Hello? Can anyone at SNK hear me? Wi-Fi please!

Khimarhi
Khimarhi

This is what I want to see for Nintendo. Some good support. Keep it coming Nintendo. Maybe you can make up for the Horrendous numbers of the gamecube.

marioman50
marioman50

NINTENDONINTENDONINTENDO!!!!!!!!!

ohdoukun
ohdoukun

Holy Cow!!! SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters DS! Seriously for those who never owned the NEO GEO POCKET (I am assuming everyone here) this was one great game.

neoand12
neoand12

Great more ports for next gen

Belegorm
Belegorm

Awesome, SNK is supporting the Wii!

DargusLacroix
DargusLacroix

SNK vs Capcom cardfighters DS is gonna OWN. i loved that game on NGPC and i still love it now.

tomorrowsdeead
tomorrowsdeead

ive been trying to hunt down a Neo Geo Pocket Color just to play Cardfighters Clash. This is great news for myself.