Post by Nester the Lark on Sept 1, 2018 14:54:49 GMT -5
Just watched the stream of the NISA/SNK panel at Pax West, and they showed off a bit more of the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection.
The big news is that they will be adding 10 more games to the collection as free DLC after launch. They announced the first five: Sasuke vs. Commander, Fantasy, Joyful Road/Munch Mobile, Time Soldiers, and Chopper I.
They also showed some of the other features, including content in the museum mode, as well as the ability to watch a playthrough of any of the games, with the ability to jump in and take control at any time. (Sounds kinda like the old Super Guide thing Nintendo put into some of their games.)
For SNK Heroines, they showed a silhouette for the next DLC character, and confirmed it would be another crossover character.
I'll post a link to the archived video here when it's available.
Post by Nester the Lark on Sept 27, 2018 19:47:12 GMT -5
The next DLC crossover character for SNK Heroines is revealed as a gender-swapped SkulloMania from Fighting EX Layer (and you may remember originally appearing in the old Street Fighter EX series):
This was not entirely unexpected. Thief Arthur was kind of an "exchange" character due to Iori Yagami appearing as a guest in the fighting game Million Arthur: Arcana Blood. And at EVO, Terry Bogard was revealed to be a guest character in Fighting EX Layer, so it was suspected that a character from that game would also be a guest in SNK Heroines.
And now, that leaves one unfulfilled exchange: Geese Howard was in Tekken 7. So, it seems likely a Tekken character will be the next (final?) guest character in SNK Heroines.
As for the game, itself... I don't have it. Just didn't seem worth a full-priced purchase for the thin roster + extra for DLC characters + having to get the Nintendo Switch Online service to play online. Not to mention some reports that the Switch version has some performance issues.
Post by Nester the Lark on Sept 30, 2018 21:00:09 GMT -5
Oh yeah, here's the SNK panel from PAX West a few weeks ago, or at least the part that's worth watching.
It's mainly just an overview of some of the games and features of the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection. However, one interesting thing they mention is that the original 1980 arcade release of Sasuke vs. Commander contained a bug that caused the game to crash at a certain point, so it was impossible for anyone to actually beat the game and see the ending. But with the release for this collection, they fixed the bug, so for the first time ever, people will be able to complete the game.
Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 1, 2018 10:30:05 GMT -5
The final batch of games has been revealed for the Anniversary Collection, and they include not five, but SIX more games! They are: Beast Busters, Bermuda Triangle, Ozma Wars, Paddle Mania, SAR: Search and Rescue, and World Wars.
All 11 DLC games will be available on December 11!
The trailer for the first five games came out a couple of weeks ago, but I guess I never posted it. Here are both trailers:
Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 7, 2018 12:37:35 GMT -5
Another Twitter thread, this time with Brandon Sheffield talking about how he was able to research SNK's first game, Space Micon, by meeting with an obscure Japanese collector who owned one. Apparently, a lot of info available online about SNK's earliest games is wrong.
Check out the whole thread. It has a lot of nice pictures.