Today SNK Playmore USA announced that it will be releasing a massive collection of their past hits under one disc titled SNK Arcade Classics: Volume 1, allowing players to revisit such fun and memorable titles such as Metal Slug, Baseball Stars 2 and Super Sidekicks 3. While there was no specific release date given, SNK has stated that the compilation will be released during the first half of 2008.
The list of titles included on the disc (with descriptions) are as follows:
* ART OF FIGHTING - The first game in SNK's second fighting-game franchise, set in the same universe as FATAL FURY.
* BASEBALL STARS 2 - The sequel to SNK's popular baseball arcade game.
* BURNING FIGHT - New York detectives battle organized crime in this fighter.
* FATAL FURY - First released in 1991,FATAL FURY introduced the two-plane fighting system.
* KING OF FIGHTERS '94 - The first game in the popular KING OF FIGHTERS series.
* KING OF THE MONSTERS - In KING OF THE MONSTERS, giant monsters fight for power in epic battles.
* LAST RESORT - A challenging futuristic shooter.
* MAGICIAN LORD - Players help the wizard Elta save his homeworld in this platformer.
* METAL SLUG - Known for its humor and fast-moving gameplay, this run-and-gun side-scroller was the first in the popular series.
* NEO TURF MASTERS - A golf game which debuted on the Neo Geo Pocket Color in 1999.
* SAMURAI SHODOWN - Set in the 18th century, SAMURAI SHODOWN features bladed-weapon combat and an international cast of characters.
* SENGOKU - In SENGOKU, players face off against undead feudal Japanese armies.
* SHOCK TROOPERS - In this run-and-gun adventure, players save a scientist and his granddaughter from the Bloody Scorpions.
* SUPER SIDEKICKS 3 - A soccer game featuring teams from all over the world.
* TOP HUNTER - Bounty hunters protect colonists from space pirates in this futuristic action game.
* WORLD HEROES - This classic fighter pits players against historical figures in a tournament enabled by time travel.
Ben Harman, President of SNK Playmore USA stated that “With 16 of our most beloved games, SNK ARCADE CLASSICS: VOLUME 1 is a must-have addition to any arcade fan’s collection,” and that “It’s the most comprehensive SNK compilation to date.”
SNK Arcade Classics: Volume 1 will be released for both Sony’s PlayStation 2 and PSP systems.