As reported on Gaming
Age and GameDaily,
it looks like fan favorite and NeoGeo developer SNK will be
making a triumphant return from the void in America. While
they closed up shop
in Fall of 2001, it looks that you can't keep a good company
To head up the newly renamed American office of SNK
NEOGEO USA Corp. is Ben Herman, who was the Vice President
of the former SNK Entertainment, the original American office
of SNK. The new branch of SNK already has license rights from
Nintendo to make new GBA games and is considering developing
for the PS2, PSone, Xbox and Gamecube. Herman was quoted on
the subject: "Whether it's the current generation (of consoles)
that we develop for, or its new platforms in 2004 or 2005,
we are going to develop for them. We make games in Japan for
PS2, and we plan to convert them—and make others—for play
here in the states."
On the slate is Metal Slug Advance and King of
Fighters 2001 and the company promises to show footage
of SNK vs Capcom at E3. Herman also hinted at a new
Samurai Showdown, Metal Slug 3D and even a new
Baseball Stars game.
Hopefully, we'll see more details at E3.