Post by Nester the Lark on Mar 17, 2021 11:30:12 GMT -5
So, here's the compilation of Neo Geo Pocket Color games:
It includes all of the games released on the eShop so far, plus both Metal Slug games, Dark Arms: Beast Buster, and the one I hoped would get included, Big Tournament Golf/Neo Turf Masters.
It's labeled "Vol. 1," so I guess there could be another collection. Also, it's available digitally right now, with a physical release to come later. The price is US$39.99, which is half of what it would cost to by each game individually (if they were all available digitally, that is).
Post by Nester the Lark on Jul 30, 2021 9:45:47 GMT -5
- Effective August 1, SNK has a new CEO: Kenji Matsubara, former president of Sega, Zynga Japan, and Koei Tecmo.
- In other news, it was confirmed that King of Fighters XV is not planned for a Switch release. Not at all surprising, but still unfortunate.
- And on a personal note, the trailer for Athena was just released. She will be on "Team Super Heroine" with Mai and Yuri. I guess that means no Psycho Soldier team this time, making it the only other time since KOF2003. If that also means no Kensou, then that's really disappointing.
Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 6, 2023 10:34:33 GMT -5
Last year during EVO, SNK announced that they were developing a new game in the Fatal Fury/Garou Densetsu series. Just yesterday during this year's EVO, they revealed the first teaser trailer (though, it does not contain actual gameplay footage).
The game appears to be a direct follow-up to the previous game, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, released in 2000 for the Neo Geo. Based on the voice samples heard in the trailer, it seems that most of the characters are from Mark of the Wolves, with a few legacy characters from the older games, and possibly even Alice Nakata from KoF14.
Personally, I think it's pretty cool that a new Fatal Fury game is in development. Despite being the Neo Geo's premier fighting game series, it always seemed to take a backseat to more popular series' like The King of Fighters and Samurai Shodown, and is often dismissed as a Street Fighter clone. (Fun fact: both the original Street Fighter and the Fatal Fury series were created by the same person: Takashi Nishiyama.) But I think it has its own charm, and I have some nostalgia from seeing the original Fatal Fury so often in Neo Geo cabinets back then.
No platforms have been announced, but it's almost a given not to be coming to Switch.
What is coming to Switch, however, is The King of Fighters XIII: Global Match. A new trailer has been released for it, as well, and it confirms the release for November 16, 2023.
Of course, I don't play fighting games anymore, but I'm glad to see SNK still supporting the Switch in some capacity.
Post by nocturnal YL on Aug 6, 2023 12:39:41 GMT -5
I was always under the impression that KOF is their flagship series even though FATAL FURY came first. And I also never thought the destinction was that important since everything that takes place in the various SNK games seem to happen in the same world. I know as games they're different, but I don't know how are they different. I don't play fighting games.
I imagine a new fighting game that just recently started development would primarily target PS5. That's where the genre's leader (SF6) is.
Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 6, 2023 18:05:46 GMT -5
Well, you're right that King of Fighters is SNK's flagship series. (Ironically, I rarely ever saw KoF games in the wild.) Fatal Fury was just the first, and it led to everything after. Even the full title of the first game is "Fatal Fury: King of Fighters."
As a series, though, it maybe didn't stand out as much as some other games. KoF had team battles. Samurai Shodown was a weapons-based fighter set in 18th-century Japan. Even Art of Fighting had a unique mechanic for special moves. Fatal Fury's only real gimmick was the multiplane stages where characters could sidestep between two, sometimes three, planes. However, even the series, itself, never knew quite what to do with it, as the mechanics changed a lot from game to game. Eventually, it just did away with it altogether for Mark of the Wolves.
Fatal Fury also followed the Street Fighter series' beats. Fatal Fury 2/Special very blatantly takes its cues from the SF2 games. Real Bout could be seen as the counterpart of the Street Fighter Alpha series. Mark of the Wolves directly takes its inspiration from Street Fighter III.
But like I said, the series still had its own charm. Its got SNK's unique personality and character designs, and I like that most of the games take place in and around the same area: South Town.
It'll be interesting to see what the modern SNK does with it to make it stand out.
Nester the Lark: I've had similar thoughts the past several months. What do I really use social media for? I don't interact a whole lot, so for me, it's more about getting content. "Less about the social, more about the media" as I like to put it.
Sept 3, 2023 11:05:50 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On second thought, maybe I should give Bluesky a try. I was actually considering Mastodon as a replacement of X and didn't really think much of Bluesky since posts are viewable by members only, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to try.
Sept 7, 2023 14:29:50 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I relate with that and Twitter. I started using it and got addicted to scrolling, retweeting things. Nowadays I come back in short waves, or learning about media like you. Unfortunately it's hard to keep track and Musk doesn't like datascraping.
Sept 11, 2023 6:11:48 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: The other reason I use it is to follow art channels I like, specifically to browse cute art.
Sept 11, 2023 6:12:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I have got a Bluesky account. I'll consider actually posting later. And I haven't even used X for at least a month. There are a few X users I'm interested in re-following (in a general sense) if they have accounts elsewhere.
Sept 11, 2023 12:34:01 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: The problem with being completely sucked into Surge Concerto's world is that I can't actually look them up outside of the game, since everything, including some official media, is spoiler. It's the same issue as BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light.
Sept 11, 2023 12:37:04 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Cool ^^ Sorry to hear that Hope you have fun with the games until you don't have to avoid the spoilers.
Sept 11, 2023 18:02:45 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I've been fed up with online editors and software which claims to be free but isn't. -_- I've usually joined an image with audio w/Avidemux which actually is open source. Now I just use FFMPEG to do same for less clicking. I'm satisfied this way though. ^^
Sept 11, 2023 19:15:16 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I think microblogging sounds nice too. I might try it myself one day. ^^ Twitter/X's character limit is restricting, as is the organisation/discovery of tweets. Don't worry about audience, it isn't important tho if u want one I'm sure will get1 eventually.
Sept 11, 2023 19:19:44 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Funnily enough there is a recent Hatsune Miku/Pokémon collab called Pokémon feat. Hatsune Miku Project Voltage 18 Types 18 Songs where it imagines if Hatsune Miku was a Pokémon Trainer and what Pokémon she'd use.
Sept 11, 2023 19:23:20 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Sony has announced a State of Play for tomorrow after the Direct. Didn't they do this last September, also? EDIT: Yes, they did.
Sept 13, 2023 16:04:08 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Not a bad Direct. I'll post my impressions later.
Sept 14, 2023 9:45:28 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, I still don't know if NST had anything to do with Mario vs. Donkey Kong on Switch, but plot twist! They *did* develop F-Zero 99.
Sept 14, 2023 14:11:37 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: About a quarter done in Ciel nosurge DX (1/3 story, about 1/5 items). Absolutely love the story, but the gameplay is pretty bad. Wouldn't have liked it at all in its original online, real-time-only form.
Sept 15, 2023 14:35:58 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Apparently, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 won the Award of Excellence at TGS.
Sept 21, 2023 11:33:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This is unexpected. His name is almost synonymous with the studio.
Sept 25, 2023 10:46:37 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Surge Concerto (and the overall Ar Tonelico series, from what I know) has deep lore and unfathomable dark stories on top of rather shallow gameplay. It's in some ways a far more extreme version of the BLUE REFLECTION series.
Sept 26, 2023 14:08:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Game design similarities aside, I'm surprised that the same developer behind Atelier can make something like this. Not exactly my cup of tea, but that's an extra layer of appreciation I have for them.
Sept 26, 2023 14:09:54 GMT -5