Date: 20th September‘07
SNK Playmore and Ignition Entertainment are pleased to announce the European release of the Art of Fighting Anthology for PlayStation®2.
Originally released in 1992, Art of Fighting was the first title in the NEOGEO‘100 Mega Shock’ series, and set new standards within the fighting genre. With the introduction of the then new Spirit Gauge, Super Special Moves, use of the‘zoom in/zoom out’ function and battle damage to the characters faces, the AOF series soon built a solid fan base which is still going strong today.
The Anthology contains Art of Fighting, Art of Fighting 2 and the first appearance of Art of Fighting 3: The Path of the Warrior away from the original NEOGEO platform. The success of these titles has seen many of its characters cross over into SNK’s other major fighting franchise King of Fighters.
‘Upon its release Art of Fighting raised the bar in the fighting genre with the inclusion of many new features that are today now commonplace.’ says Peter Rollinson, Product Manager, Ignition Entertainment‘with all three games included; this will be a valuable package for any fighting game fan’.
- <*>Arcade Perfect conversions*> <*>All 3 games on 1 action packed disc*> <*>Total of 33 characters, each with their own unique fighting styles*> <*>Colour Edit mode– Customise your favourite character*>
Art of Fighting Anthology for the PlayStation®2 is scheduled for release Winter‘07.
For further information please visit: www.ignitionent.com/aof
For more information, please contact:
Peter Rollinson or Derek Reeve, Ignition Entertainment
01992 70 39 70
About IGNITION ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED
Ignition Entertainment Limited is a privately owned software developer and publisher. Ignition was created by a core team of gaming industry veterans with the purpose of building upon their successful track record within the international games industry, and to bring a fresh new approach to both the development and distribution of original gaming product. You can find more information about IGNITION ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED at http://www.ignitionent.com
About UTV Software.
UTV Software Communications Ltd. is India’s foremost Media&Entertainment Company with leadership position in four verticals that includes Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, TV Content and New Media (i.e. Animation and Gaming). Listed on the Mumbai Stock Exchange. Walt Disney Inc holds a strategic stake in UTV. It has subsidiaries with offices across India, the UK and USA.
UTV Motion Pictures pioneered the Studio Model in India with operations encompassing Production, Marketing, Distribution and International Co-Productions. Strategic relationships with 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney and Sony Pictures, along with Will Smith’s Overbrook, have positioned UTV as the only South Asian Company in the International Movie Space. Recent releases include Mira Nair’s“The Namesake” and under-Production M. Night Shyamalan’s“The Happening”. Its Indian slate includes the BAFTA nominated Rang De Basanti with a slate of over 12 movies on the floor, along with its International Co-Productions makes it the largest Movie Studio in South Asia.
In New Media, UTV has one of the largest 3D Animated facilities located in Mumbai and after it acquiring controlling stakes in two Gaming Companies i.e. India Games (India’s largest Mobile Gaming company) and Ignition UK (Console Gaming), along with it having under production three of the largest animation movies to come out of India in the next 2 years, it has carved a space as the premier New Media Company in South Asia.
In Television Content, a business with which UTV was founded, the company produces and markets over 20hrs of television programmes a week in multiple languages.
In Broadcasting, after its roaring success of its Kids Channel– Hungama TV to the Number 1 position in 18 months, UTV launches a bouquet of Channels including India's first Youth Entertainment Brand and related channels called "Bindass", a World Cinema Channel entitled "Olive" and a slue of other Channels to be announced soon. UTV will also create its own Distribution Bouquet for its channels.
More information on the group is available at www.utvnet.com
About SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION
Over the past 15 years, SNK has published classic arcade titles such as THE KING OF FIGHTERS, BASEBALL STARS, METAL SLUG, SAMURAI SHODOWN, and FATAL FURY on a wide variety of home gaming and handhelds systems.
Utilizing the technology and know-how that has been cultured by the development of more than 100 games, we're continuously challenging a development of new games on a wide variety of home gaming, handhelds and also mobile systems.
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