SNK Virtual Console Releases In Jeopardy?

It’s been on the cards for some time now but Ignition Entertainment has officially announced the Euro release of SNK’s Arcade Classics Collection, Volume One.

This retro anthology is already available on the Sony PS2 and PSP and contains 16 choice cuts from the back catalogue of this illustrious company. All of the games are taken from the library of the near-legendary Neo-Geo console, which was the first machine to bring true arcade power to the home – basically because it was an arcade machine in console clothing.

The list of games is as follows:

  • ART OF FIGHTING
  • BASEBALL STARS 2
  • BURNING FIGHT
  • FATAL FURY
  • KING OF THE FIGHTERS ’94
  • KING OF THE MONSTERS
  • LAST RESORT
  • MAGICIAN LORD
  • METAL SLUG
  • NEO TURF MASTERS
  • SAMURAI SHODOWN
  • SENGOKU
  • SHOCK TROOPERS
  • SUPER SIDEKICKS 3
  • TOP HUNTER
  • WORLD HEROES

But why are we covering this news on Virtual Console Reviews, I hear you cry? Well, out of the 16 games included, 10 are currently available on the Virtual Console at the time of writing and one has to question SNK’s wisdom in this regard – the pack will presumably retail for a lower price point than your usual retail release, which would mean that the Virtual Console versions of these games would become terrible value for money.

Seeing as this is volume one of what we assume will be a range of packs, will this have an effect on SNK’s stance towards the Virtual Console? The company has hardly been swift to get its games onto the service, after all.

Source: NintendoLife

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