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NIS bringing SNK 40th Anniversary Collection to Switch this Fall


Jason Clement

When you think of SNK, you probably think of their classic titles for NEOGEO, like The King of Fighters or Metal Slug series. However, SNK's earliest games were arcade titles that have mostly stayed in the past.

 

Now NIS America is re-releasing those arcade titles for a whole new generation of gamers in a compilation called SNK 40th Anniversary Collection. Every title will feature updated graphics at 1080p, a rewind functionality that will help you easily bypass any pesky mistakes you make, redesigned control schemes, and high definition artwork and original promotional assets from each game.

 

The collection currently stands at just over a dozen titles with more to be announced, according to NIS America. Here's a look at the first 13 games that have been announced.

 

  • Alpha Mission (Console/Arcade)
  • Athena (Console/Arcade)
  • Crystalis (Arcade)
  • Ikari Warriors (Console/Arcade)
  • Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road (Console/Arcade)
  • Ikari Warriors III: The Rescue (Console/Arcade)
  • Guerilla War (Console/Arcade)
  • P.O.W. (Arcade)
  • Prehistoric Isle (Arcade)
  • Psycho Soldier (Arcade)
  • Street Smart (Arcade)
  • TNK III (Console/Arcade)
  • Vanguard (Arcade)

 

It's worth noting that some games, like Crystalis -- which was only recreated as a Game Boy Color game -- haven't been available to play on any other platform since its arcade debut, so this is a great way to finally collect and experience them.

 

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is currently slated for release on Nintendo Switch this Fall. A more detailed release date will be provided at a later date.

 

Source: Press Release

 

What are your thoughts on NIS bringing back some of SNK's older games?

 

Edited by Jason Clement

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Nice. I've played most of these games in some form or another but since a lot of them aren't available on current consoles I'll definitely grab this. I honestly wouldn't mind if this didn't even include the popular stuff (KoF, Metal Slug, etc) and gave their more obscure stuff a chance to shine.

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