E3 06: SNK PlayMore's E3 games announced

Four new titles planned, including Metal Slug Anthology for the Nintendo Wii.

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LOS ANGELES--SNK's Electronic Entertainment Expo booth will include four new titles when the show launches next week. The games will all be released in Q3 2006 and will span the Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, and Game Boy Advance. Metal Slug Anthology will be SNK's first Wii game, King of Fighters 2006 is an all-new PS2 3D fighter, while handheld titles SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS and Metal Slug complete the lineup.

King of Fighters 2006 is a PS2 exclusive at the show and will be a 3D fighter based on the long-running series. It is set to feature characters from The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact, as well as hidden characters. SNK also promises that The King of Fighters anime series will be included as a free gift with the game at retail.

Metal Slug Anthology will be released on both the Wii and the PSP and will combine six Metal Slug titles from the arcade version, in addition to as-yet unnamed bonus content. The games confirmed for the package include Metal Slug, Metal Slug 2, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, and Metal Slug 5.

SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS is the first new game in the card-battling series since 2000 and will feature characters from both SNK and Capcom games. Finally, Metal Slug is a port of the classic arcade 2D action game that will launch on the Game Boy Advance.

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