SNK to release four games for Xbox owners

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Finally X-box owners will be able to get some quality SNK love as they announced that they will be releasing four games (with Xbox Live Support) later this year. The titles include The King of Fighters Neowave, Samurai Shodown 5, The King of Fighters '94 Re-Bout, and KOF: Maximum Impact - Maniax.
SNK PLAYMORE USA Assaults Xbox Live
With Four New Games in 2005

An Entire SNK Arcade Library, All Tournament Enabled

WALL, NJ. - April 26, 2005 - SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION, the US publishing arm of the SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION, announced today that they will unleash four new games for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft in 2005 that will have full Xbox Live support including rematch, head-to-head fighting and Tournament Modes. THE KING OF FIGHTERS NEOWAVE, SAMURAI SHODOWN 5, THE KING OF FIGHTERS '94 RE-BOUT, and KOF: MAXIMUM IMPACT - MANIAX which will all ship during 2005 for the system.

"Xbox Live is the premiere online gaming network for fans of fighting games." said Ben Herman, SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION President. "We're going to bring our very best titles to the network, and support them with national tournaments where the contestants can score valuable SNK prizes."

In addition to the four upcoming SNK releases that feature full Xbox Live support, later this Summer SNK will release METAL SLUG 4/5 combo pack for the system that will offer Xbox Live Leaderboard options and KING OF FIGHTERS 02/03 that will offer online head-to-head fighting.

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

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