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SNK PLAYMORE USA releases 8 pre-NEOGEO era Arcade Classics

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Athena, Ikari Warriors, Guerrilla War, and others coming to PlayStation Store…

SNK PLAYMORE USA releases eight pre-NEOGEO era Arcade Classics

on the PlayStation®Store

PlayStation Plus Members Can Get Guerrilla War for Free!

 

Ikari Warriors
SNK’s Arcade Classic
“Guerrilla War”(1987).

LOS ANGELES – July 19, 2011 – SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION (Corporate HQ: Suita-city, Osaka, Japan, Company President & CEO: Ryo Mizufune) is proud to announce the North American release of eight SNK Arcade Classics as PlayStation® minis titles for the PSP® (also compatible with PS3™) on the PlayStation®Store. These titles will be featured in both the “New Releases” category and the “SNK NEOGEO” Featured Publishers page.

 

The SNK minis titles are a commemorative “retro-arcade emulation” project that allows players to enjoy a outstanding collection of action, shooting, platform and puzzle titles. Many of these arcade classics from SNK’s Golden Age are now exclusively available on the Sony PSP® and compatible on the PlayStation®3.

 

The first set of eight titles includes SNK arcade masterpieces “ATHENA,” “IKARI WARRIORS,” and “GUERRILLA WAR,” along with a number of lesser known, yet revolutionary titles to be enjoyed by both retro gamers and younger generations alike.

As we continue to release more arcade classics via PS minis on the PlayStation®Network, stay updated by becoming a member of our frequently updated official Facebook Fan Page at NEOGEO STATION Facebook Page .

 

EDITORS NOTE: Screenshots and Art are available on the MMPR FTP Site in the SNK Folder:

SNK FOLDER – MMPR FTP SITE

 

List of the minis titles available to download via the PlayStation®Store from July 19th, 2011.

GAME TITLE

Price

OZMA WARS

$2.99

SASUKE vs COMMANDER

$2.99

VANGUARD

$2.99

MARVIN’S MAZE

$2.99

HAL 21

$2.99

ATHENA

$2.99

IKARI WARRIORS

$2.99

GUERRILLA WAR*

$2.99 (or Free on PS Plus)

 

 

* GUERRILLA WAR will be featured as a FREE GAME for Playstation®Plus members

for one month starting July 19th, 2011

** 2P gameplay / ad-hoc functionality is not available for this software

OZMA WARS
Fight against UFOs, meteors, comets, and dock with the mothership before your energy runs out in SNK’s first arcade game originally released in 1979. Ozma Wars stands out as the second released vertical shooting arcade game, but is also known as the first game with disparate levels!

 

SASUKE vs COMMANDER
Play as Sasuke, who must protect the Shogun from Ninja in this 1980 classic arcade “gallery shooter”, one of the first games to feature bosses!

 

VANGUARD
VANGUARD, famous for being one of the first scrolling shooters ever made, was originally released in 1981. Shoot your enemies in all four directions or get an energy pod and ram them in this classic arcade game!

 

MARVIN’S MAZE
Help Marvin defend his Maze from the terrible Robonoids in this cute and addictive arcade puzzle-action game, originally released in 1983.

 

HAL 21
As Captain Clain, attack enemies in the air and bomb ground targets on your way to the boss in this classic shooting title originally released in 1985.

 

ATHENA
Join Athena, Princess of the Kingdom of Victory as she opens the “Forbidden Door” and descends into a world of fantasy in this classic platform arcade game originally released in 1986.

 

IKARI WARRIORS

As colonel turned mercenary Ralf, use your machine gun, grenades, and jump in tanks to defeat countless foes. Infiltrate the enemy base and complete your mission in this ’80s run-and-gun mega-hit!

GUERRILLA WAR

Enter the jungle and ruined cities of a tropical island to overthrow its tyrannical dictator, and liberate the nation held in his grip. Don’t forget to rescue your captured comrades along the way! Hail the heroes of the Revolution!

About SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION

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 www.snkplaymore.co.jp

SNK PLAYMORE USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION with offices in Los Angeles, CA. It handles operations in North America including publishing, marketing, development and localization. More information on SNK PLAYMORE USA can be found at www.snkplaymoreusa.com

 

 

COPYRIGHT: © SNK PLAYMORE

“PlayStation”, “PlayStation 3”, and “PlayStation Portable” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

 

“ATHENA”, “IKARI WARRIORS”, and “GUERRILLA WAR” are registered trademarks of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION.

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