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SNK reveals Samurai Shodown is possibly already profitable, a bit of info about King of Fighters 15, SNK Heroines' sales and plans for Neo Geo 2

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • May 2, 2019 at 8:24 a.m. PDT • Comments: 75

SNK may have strayed from their more traditional video gaming roots earlier this decade, but they've come back in full force in recent years which has landed them back on the mainstage at EVO and in the hearts and minds of the fighting game community.

The company recently held their 2019 SNK investors meeting in Seoul, South Korea where they revealed interesting facts about their upcoming fighting games like Samurai Shodown and King of Fighters 15 while also taking the time to announce plans for new console platforms in the Neo Geo 2 and Neo Geo 3.

Although it is not scheduled to release until the end of June, Samurai Shodown has reportedly already become profitable for SNK through strong pre-orders of the title alone according to Dualshockers' reporting which is a good sign for everyone involved and looking forward to the title.

The King of Fighters 15, which was revealed to be in development last December, will reportedly run on the Unreal 4 engine like Samurai Shodown instead of the in-house engine SNK developed for King of Fighters 14.

SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy was also revealed to have sold over 300,000 copies worldwide since its launch last fall.

Following the success of the Neo Geo Mini, SNK is working on two new platforms in the Neo Geo 2 and the Neo Geo 3 which are said to not be a direct successor to the Mini. They will reportedly be "semi-open platforms" that will include built in games with the capability to purchase new titles as well.

Outside of fighting games, a new entry in the Metal Slug series was also announced to be in development for home consoles though no other details were revealed at that time.

Where their business and IP stand right now, SNK appears to be in a fairly good spot with two new flagship fighting game titles looming in the horizon though everyone will assuredly be curious to see how their new consoles manifest in the current market dominated by Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft.

Sources: Ruliweb, Gatoray, Dualshockers.
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