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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Announced for Switch

NIS America and SNK have announced SNK 40th Anniversary Collection. The collection includes a variety of classic games, and lots of modern conveniences to appeal to a modern audience. And of course, everything is upscaled to a more modern 1080p resolution.

In publisher NIS America’s announcement, the company said more titles are to come, but here’s what’s confirmed so far:

  • Alpha Mission (console/arcade)
  • 
Athena (console/arcade)
  • 
Crystalis (console)
  • 
Ikari Warriors (console/arcade)
  • 
Ikari Warriors 2: Victory Road (console/arcade)
  • Ikari Warriors 3: The Rescue (console/arcade)
  • Guerrilla War (console/arcade)
  • P.O.W. (console/arcade)
  • Prehistoric Isle in 1930 (arcade)
  • Psycho Soldier (arcade)
  • Street Smart (arcade)
  • TNK III (console/arcade)
  • Vanguard (arcade)

The SNK 40th Anniversary Collection will include a few modern conveniences, like the option to “rewind and save at any time” and “redesigned control schemes for a modern feel.” The compilation will also include an “SNK Museum” that showcases a variety of retro promo materials and related tidbits that’s a collector’s dream. There’s even cheats built into the emulation as well if you wish to use those.

There’s also a limited edition of the game that will be available as a physical release in the west, which includes: a “Nostalgic Music Collection” soundtrack, “40th Anniversary Art Collection” hardcover art book, and a collector’s box. Pre-orders are up on the NIS America Online Store.

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Expect the release the SNK 40th Anniversary collection sometime in Fall 2018.

The one negative takeaway from this news is that it’s a signal that Nintendo might not be launching a virtual console for the Nintendo Switch anytime soon. But if you’re a fan of the retro SNK games like those in this collection, you’ve got some good news at least.

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