SNK Playmore recruitment ad: 'Development on new 3D fighting game begins'

Posted by Cheng Kai 'KarbyP' Sim • July 9, 2014 at 10:32 a.m. PDT

Following job postings last year for 3D CG designers, game programmers and planners who'd work on future 3D King of Fighters and Samurai Showdown games, SNK Playmore has once again put out recruitment ads for game developers.


The fresh batch of recruitment ads are dated July 4 (last Friday), and they're for four specific positions: an art director, game/pachinko planner, game/pachinko programmer, and a server engineer for smartphone games.

It's interesting the this time around, SNK Playmore is not looking for 3D CG designers -- presumably because they already have them.

But what's even more interesting is the tagline and job description for what the art director would do, once hired into SNK Playmore.

"Change the course of SNK's history; development on a new 3D fighting game begins! Bring about a revolution in the world of video games and pachinko slot with your designs!" the job posting for Art Director says in red (the sentence that begins with SNK).

It's unknown if the text in red is merely meant as a nondescript tagline for the position, or if it's an accurate assessment of what the new art director at SNK Playmore would do -- art direction work for a 3D fighting game, followed by other video games and pachinko slot machine projects.

But given that SNK Playmore previously hired 3D CG Designers, there is a very real possibility that SNK Playmore has indeed started (or about to start) development work on a 3D fighter.

The question is: is this new 3D fighting game "KOF"?

Source: MyNavi via KOFKoucha.

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