During today's New Game+ Expo stream, SNK confirmed that it is bringing another Neo Geo Pocket Color title to the Nintendo Switch eShop.
The title in question is King of Fighters R-2, which follows in the footsteps of SNK Gals' Fighters and Samurai Showdown 2, the latter of which was given away as a free bonus with some versions of Samurai Shodown.
Originally released in 1999, King of Fighters R-2 is loosely based on King of Fighters '98 and even allowed players to connect the game with King of Fighters '99 Dream Match on the Sega Dreamcast using a special link cable.
The game will be available for download from the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop in July. Samurai Shodown 2 will also be getting a stand-alone release as well, and SNK confirmed that more unannounced titles from the console's library will also be coming this summer.
Somebody for the love of god make some clicky-stick joy-con
@N00BiSH Well there's already a handful official arcade sticks for Switch, some of them are even fairly small.
this has been the best thing in NGPX
Should have been R-1 and R-2 in one download.
Yes, keep em coming.
Yes please I was hoping more would come after gal fighters. Gimme some fatal fury too!
I really hope they bring Cotton! I have a NGPC, but no way I'm spending hundreds of euro's on a game, which is what Cotton is currently going for.
Yes keep them coming, hopefully Sonic's Pocket Adventure and SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium are possible too.
Oh man, now this is a classic that I actually had back in the day. Still got it, but I remember playing this all the time on my NGPC. It was probably the best portable fighter I had ever played, that and The Last Blade. A real highlight IMO.
Bring over Rockman Battle & Fighters while you're at it!
I would love if they bring Gem Figthers to the switch, such a fun game.
Oh man I regret selling my NGPC collection. This will be a great way to play them all again.
Hope we get the Card Fighters games too.
Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
@retro_player_77 Man, I completely agree! Loved Match of the Millennium on my old Pocket Color.
Now if the Switch could add a horoscope & alarm I'd say its nearly caught up to the NGPC. XD
They need to release Neo Geo Cup '98 plus color! That game is so much fun, and pretty deep considering the time it came out and the system it was on. It's even better than the "full" Neo Geo World Cup '98.
If the people responsible for putting these games out are reading this, I will not only buy myself a copy of Neo Geo Cup '98 color plus, but I will buy everyone I know with a Switch a copy as well.
The dreamer in me is suddenly hoping for an officially translated Card Fighters' Clash 2 and King of Fighters - Battle de Paradise.
@N00BiSH I 100% agree. One of the best joypads in human history.
I'd buy this definitely and hope for Card Clash and Metal Slug 1st Mission.
Biomotor Unitron please!
Question, did they ever add Gal Fighters back on the European/UK eShop?
As good an idea this is, they really need to lower the pricing. At most, they should cost £4-5, not be even more than a regular NeoGeo game on Switch.
@PcTV Yeah but I want something to play with in handheld mode
Please, Snk vs Capcom Card Fighters and Snk vs Capcom The Match of the Millennium
Also, Sonic Pocket Adventure
@Angelic_Lapras_King It's there, and as you say a tad overpriced. Seems to be a bit of a trend with some of the more recent retro releases. Consequence of the Switch being a good market for them, maybe? At any rate, KOF '98 looks like even more of a bargain now.
Really, it's getting to play classic handheld games on the Switch which is the appeal of these Neo Geo Pocket games for me. Hope we get games (or collections) from the Game Boy, Game Gear, Atari Lynx etc...oh, and a new Game & Watch Gallery!
Last thought: Shame that Pocket Rumble never got an update to tweak the AI for people (like me) that are rubbish at fighting games but enjoy playing them sometimes anyway.
Oh sweet, they have a name for the NGPC series, so there's definitely going to be more on the way. I'm gonna need this when it comes out. I sadly lost my KoF R-2 many years ago (and still have the empty case on my shelf). I unlocked a ton of skills on that cart, too, so redoing all those unlocks is going to be a pain.
@Angelic_Lapras_King Gals Fighters should be back with a PEGI 7 rating, leveled up from PEGI 3. Do the NGPC games cost more than ACA NEOGEO games in the UK? In NA(US) they're the same price, $8. Personally, I think they're worth it due to the NGPC's higher tech spec vs a GBC game (even though they look similar in screenshots and sound similar by comparison). If you compare KoF R-2 on the NGPC to KoF '95 or '96 on the GB, there is a huge difference. More frames of animation, bigger characters, more colors in the background, complete move sets with no compromise in the core KoF gameplay features (rolling, running, hops, etc.). If anything, maybe $6 or $7 could be a better price point just to differentiate themselves from the ACA games.
@masterLEON For the UK, ACA titles are £6.29 and Gals' Fighters is £7.19.
Now all we need is Match of the Millennium.
@ToneDeath That's wild! What were they thinking?
Just downloaded Sonic Pocket Winter and oh man what a game it is!!! Too bad it will never be on Switch
No clicky stick no point.
@retro_player_77 DEFINITELY SNK VS. CAPCOM!!!!!!!🤗🤗🤗🤗
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