The Boom and the Pow
SNK NeoGeo banks on fighting games

The first original King of Fighters title for PlayStation 2 is also the first King of Fighters title to be developed in 3D. Slated for a September 2004 release, King of Fighters: Maximum Impact will feature some of the most popular KOF characters, including Terry Bogard and Kyo Kusanagi, as well as many new characters. While the game will prop up the action with a story revolving around a turf war between gangs, the real draw will be the detailed battlegrounds and a slew of new fighting moves.

Another popular SNK hit, Metal Slug, will come to home systems this May in the form of Metal Slug 3 for Xbox. This game will sport all the features of the arcade original as well as new missions, new features, 10 exclusive new vehicles, including the Slug Copter, and support for Xbox Live leaderboards.

Other SNK NeoGeo titles for the year will include Samurai Showdown for PS2, SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos for Xbox, King of Fighters 2 and 3 for PS2, and a Metal Slug 4 and 5 combo pack for PS2. All will also be available as SNK classic arcade machines.

Game trailers courtesy of gametrailers.com

BY ROBERT COFFEY

 
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