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SNK drops the Playmore

Long-term publisher and developer SNK has officially dropped the Playmore moniker from its titles. The company quietly began omitting the Playmore name from its logo earlier this year, but it has now been confirmed that the name change will be made official from December 1st, after which point it will …

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Capcom designer makes jump to SNK ahead of King of Fighters return

Long-term Street Fighter designer Hidetoshi ‘Neo G’ Ishizawa has joined rival fighting game developer SNK. Destructoid reports that Ishizawa is credited on a huge list of titles including Street Fighter III: Third Strike, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Darkstalkers 3. He’s also worked on other non-fighting properties series such as …

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SNK Entertainment created to farm retro IP

Japanese publisher and former Neo Geo platform holder SNK Playmore has created a new subsidiary in an effort to make the most of its rich stable of IP. SNK Entertainment will work to find a way to use the company’s 200+ franchises, which include classics such as Metal Slug, Fatal …

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Square Enix offices raided as part of SNK lawsuit

SNK has filed a criminal complaint against fellow publisher Square Enix, accusing it of unlawfully using its IP. An SNK statement translated on MMCafe says that Square Enix used a number of its characters in its manga product High Score Girl, claiming that the company made no effort to seek …

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Neo Geo X maker Tommo accuses SNK of "bullying"

The company behind the Neo Geo X retro console has accused SNK of bullying” retailers. Back in October SNK suddenly terminated its licensing agreement with Tommo and demanded that it stop manufacturing, distributing, marketing and selling the Neo Geo X, citing breach of contract. The following day Tommo fought back, …

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Blaze and Tommo fight back in Neo Geo X dispute

Tommo and Blaze have rebutted SNK’s attempts to shut down the Neo Geo X console. MCV yesterday reported that SNK had issued notice of the withdrawl of its licensing agreement for the retro console, demanding an immediate cease to its manufacture, distribution and sale. This morning, however, both its American …

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SNK orders termination of Neo Geo X manufacturing

Rights holder SNK has terminated its licensing agreement with the manufacturer of the Neo Geo X. The machine, which was made available by Blaze in the UK, includes a handheld that plays emulated versions of a host of Neo Geo games, a dock (fashioned on the original Neo Geo console) …

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New NeoGeo X handheld console confirmed

The rumoured NeoGeo portable is real and will launch in Q2 2012. UPDATED: New picture and revised game list. Video game accessories and retro console specialist Blaze has struck a deal with Japan’s SNK Playmore and US distributor Tommo to bring the NeoGeo X handheld console to market. It will …

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Neo Geo has another crack at the handheld market

Reports from the East suggest that SNK Playmore is to have another crack at the handheld market with the release of a new Neo Geo portable. Andriasang reports that the device has a 4.3 inch screen and 2GB of internal storage, as well as an SD card slot. It has …

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Rising Star challenges beat ’em up champs with SNK signing

SNK’s King of Fighters wants to lay the smackdown on its ‘dominant’ beat ‘em up rivals. SNK has teamed up with Rising Star to release King of Fighters XIII this October. The series is now 17 years old. King of Fighters is one of the most respected brands in the …

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