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Neo Geo confirmed for US Virtual Console

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

NK has issued a press release to inform us that Neo Geo games will indeed appear on the American VC. They have also revealed 3 of the titles to appear, and all of them are fighters! They are Art of Fighting, Fatal Fury and World Heroes (Yes,..

NK has issued a press release to inform us that Neo Geo games will indeed appear on the American VC. They have also revealed 3 of the titles to appear, and all of them are fighters! They are Art of Fighting, Fatal Fury and World Heroes (Yes, unfortunately, no Magician Lord quite yet). Note that these have only been mentioned as "key titles", so there might be others on their way soon as well. The full press release below:

"SNK to Release Classic NEOGEO Arcade Games on Wii Virtual Console

Wall, NJ - September 12, 2007 - SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION, the U.S. publishing arm of the SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION, today announced that the Company will release several of their greatest NEOGEO arcade games via the Virtual Console feature on Wii. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points to download these classic games through the Wii Shop Channel. D4Enterprise, Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, will manage the release of the titles.

Key NEOGEO titles will include "Fatal Fury," "World Heroes," and "Art of Fighting." Each title is expected to cost 900 Wii Points. More titles will follow over the coming months.

Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION (SNK) develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1978, SNK is one of the largest privately held interactive entertainment content providers in the world. Known for such franchises as THE KING OF FIGHTERS, METAL SLUG, and SAMURAI SHODOWN SNK continues to be an industry leader by focusing on their rich arcade history. More information on SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION can be found at SNK PLAYMORE USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION with offices in Wall, NJ. It handles operations in North America including publishing, marketing, development and localization. More information on SNK PLAYMORE USA can be found at"

UPDATE: The OFLC has now rated Fatal Fury, meaning Europe/Australia will get Neo Geo games too!

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User Comments (31)



Hadrian said:

Mmm got a better version of Fatal Fury on Live plus it was cheaper and had online play.

Art of Fighting I'll get on the compilation thats coming out soon and World Heroes is a crap Street Fighter 2 clone.

Should have had Magicians Lord or another game like Nightmare in the Dark.



alvieao said:

Finally, SNK Playmore confirmed the arrival of Neo Geo on the North American Virtual Console. Yes, 900 Wii Points was the implication that Ben Herman (president of SNK Playmore USA) stated in pricing the NG games above the SNES and Genesis games. Well, he never mentioned Genesis in his IGN interview, so I brought it up.



Neonsky said:

I want KOF and some of the later Fatal Fury. Some shooters too but early NeoGeo stuff no thanks.



ouenben said:

no-one cares about Europe haven't you realised this? =p

tis why i imported a USA Wii.



Starwolf_UK said:

Europe will find out the way they always do. It will be on the Wii shop to buy out of the blue. That reminds me theres no SNK in Europe...wait doesn't that mean Nintenosd are publishers by default.

Personally i'm more interested in see how the PAL conversions are beofre doing anything.

Other commetns: 3 fighters. A little excessive? Remember the Space shooter genre saturation that occured of TG-16. Here it is again.

__Mii be you


Mii be you said:

Neo Geo. You guys say it's games are to expensive on the VC.
I got Metal Slug Anthology on my Wii. I like Metal slug. Was there a Metal slug game on the Neo Geo?



Angertron said:

Xbox Live will eventually get better versions with online play so I don't see the point of buying them on Wii.



samaine said:

Can't we get some of the more obscure titles instead of the Art of Fighting, Fatal Fury, World Heroes crap? Or at least some of the better later titles?



C++ said:

I'm glad NEO-GEO is finally here, even if the first batch is weak.

Personally, I hope that Shock Troopers and Samurai Shodown 3 (& 2) are released soon. The VC could use some more polished two-player selections.



Maxx_the_Slash said:

I don't care who you are (speaking to anyone in general), Fatal Fury was pretty damn amazing. See it in action. You can jump into the background!



Serpent said:

The price tag is ok, It fits perfectly with the prices we have now.Its more powerfull then the snes.

Plus i doubt XBLA will get that many neo geo games.



Razor61289 said:

We want Puzzle Bobble! Can't see it happening though as Bust a move is already on the Wii and they wouldn't want to lower sales would they?



alvieao said:

To Mii be you: There were SIX Metal Slug games on the Neo-Geo. Metal Slug 1-5 and X; only MS6 ran on Atomiswave.



alvieao said:

To Adam: Metal Slug on the Virtual Console is redundant and MS Anthology is already out. I have Metal Slug Anthology on Wii, but it's a taste of what SNK Playmore will do with Virtual Console.

__Mii be you


Mii be you said:

Since games from another system are coming, this caused me to wonder, will Atari games come to the VC?



dunsybhoy said:

I vaguely remember a baseball game played with robots that I think was on the NEOGEO. I loved that game years ago!! Can anyone remind me of the name of it and if I am right and it was indeed a NEOGEO game.



Zweck36 said:

Can any of the wise men of this site forsee any of the King of Fighters games coming to the VC? I would rather have one of the good KOF's rather than getting all the fatal furys and the Art of Fightings.



alvieao said:

To Davieboy: You were talking about Super Baseball 2020 for NeoGeo. Though the game was ported to Genesis and SNES under different publishers.



Zweck36 said:

Any chance of a Dreamcast Marvel vs Capcom 2 port? My favorite fighter ever!



Johnny said:

Sounds like ok news, but now the big question....what about the supposed external hard drive for the Wii, or the Wii 2 version with the larger internal memory and dvd playback???

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