KOF finallly comes to Xbox

by: Chuck -
King of Fighters: Maximum Impact- Maniax (say that five times fast) has shipped for the Xbox. The game will feature a few new Xbox only features like the ability to have a 128 player tournament mode on Xbox Live as well as a stop action camera feature which will allow you to take pictures of your favorite fighters in various poses (I have a feeling this is going to be something that DOA fans will want to see in the next version of the game).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


"KOF: MAXIMUM IMPACT - MANIAX" Ships for Xbox

Exclusive New Features Include 128 Player Xbox Live® Tournament Mode

WALL, NJ. - June 28, 2005 - SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION, the US publishing
arm of the SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION, announced today that they have shipped
KOF: MAXIMUM IMPACT - MANIAX, the first original THE KING OF FIGHTERS 3D
title for the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. KOF:
MAXIMUM IMPACT - MANIAX will have a host of new, innovative features created
exclusively for Xbox users, including a 128 player tournament mode on Xbox
Live® where KOF fans can play and challenge the rest of the world.

KOFMI-MANIAX will feature a stop action camera which allows players to pause
the action mid-fight and take pictures of their favorite character from any
angle. In Profile Mode, fans can review their characters specialty moves and
listen to their various sayings and taunts. Additionally, by fan demand,
Xbox users will be able to choose between English and Japanese language.

KOF: MAXIMUM IMPACT-MANIAX will be supported by a comprehensive marketing
campaign that includes extensive print and online advertising, in gaming and
mass market consumer media, eye-catching in-store point-of-purchase
displays, playable demos available in top gaming publications, and direct
mail and email to SNK's growing list of fans.

"SNK will be rolling out a full library of our top fighting titles for Xbox
this year." said Ben Herman, SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION President. "KOF:
MAXIMUM IMPACT-MANIAX is just the tip of the iceberg for Xbox owners."

About SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION
Over the past 15 years, SNK has published classic arcade titles such as THE
KING OF FIGHTERS, BASEBALL STARS, METAL SLUG, SAMURAI SHODOWN, and FATAL
FURY on a wide variety of home gaming and handhelds systems. In June 2003,
SNK opened SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION in Wall, New Jersey to again
publish arcade classics on the current home and portable gaming systems. The
company changed its name to SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION in the Fall of
2004. You can find more information about SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION games
at http://www.snkplaymoreusa.com

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THE KING OF FIGHTERS is a registered trademark of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION.
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