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King of Fighters 2006

[Pre-E3 2006] SNK's Two-Fer

Metal Slug and King of Fighters, mmmmm...
Author: Sam Bishop
Published: May 4, 2006
Oh SNK, how we love you. You battled back from the brink of death and resumed pumping out classic franchises as if you never left. Sure, you may go by SNK Playmore USA Corportation to the legal eagles, but to us you'll always be just three little letters that spell love. Or snack. Or snake. Or sneak. But mostly love.

"E3 2006 is going to be a very exciting show for SNK" said SNK Playmore USA President Ben Herman. "We'll be unveiling our premiere titles for three different platforms, including a Metal Slug Anthology for the Wii. We expect our fans to be thrilled with our line-up."

Wii properties aside, SNK's showing at this year's E3 reflects the company's cautious approach to releasing titles, we're still getting at least one game for each of Sony's current platforms, and since they two of the company's strongest series, we're more than okay with this.

The King of Fighters 2006
The King of Fighters 2006 is an original 3D fighting game designed specifically for home consoles, and produced by noted artist and designer, Falcoon. Currently celebrating its twelfth year as one of the most popular fighting video game franchises in the history of gaming, The King of Fighters 2006 will continue to build on the series' rich history with several new characters, as well as many returning favorites. KOF 2006 will feature characters from The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact and a number of hidden characters. A special gift with purchase will be offered featuring the first Anime series for The King of Fighters.

Metal Slug Anthology
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of one of the greatest action arcade franchises of all time, SNK Playmore will release Metal Slug Anthology. MSA will feature six great Metal Slug titles from the arcade. Included in the collection will be Metal Slug, Metal Slug 2, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, and Metal Slug 5. Bonus materials will be announced closer to launch.

We'll get hands-on with both next week.