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NeoGeo Battle Coliseum (PlayStation 2)

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Press Release (December 11, 2007):

    NEOGEO BATTLE COLISEUM Ships for PlayStation®2 System

    Michael Meyers
    Michael Meyers Public Relations
    925-551-8080
    [email protected]

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    NEOGEO BATTLE COLISEUM Ships for PlayStation®2 System

    Tag-Team Fighter Features Characters from Popular SNK PLAYMORE Games

    Wall, NJ – Dec. 11, 2007 – SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION, the U.S. publishing arm of the SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION, today announced that NEOGEO BATTLE COLISEUM for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system is shipping to retailers across North America.

    Set in the year 2017, NEOGEO BATTLE COLISEUM pits players against a man determined to rule the NEOGEO world. The game employs a two vs. two tag-team battle system, allowing players to switch characters during play and perform team attacks on their opponents. The character roster has 40 characters represented by well-known faces from the likes of WORLD HEROES, ART OF FIGHTING, FATAL FURY, SAMURAI SHODOWN, LAST BLADE, METAL SLUG and KIZUNA ENCOUNTER.

    “NEOGEO BATTLE COLISEUM brings together dozens of beloved SNK characters in one big tag-team extravaganza,” said Ben Herman, president of SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION. “It’s a great choice for SNK fans new and old.”

    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 Wall, NJ. 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

    © SNK PLAYMORE

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    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53668) on Dec 17, 2010.

Press Release (September 28, 2007):

    SNK PLAYMORE USA Announces THE KING OF FIGHTERS XI and NEOGEO BATTLE COLISEUM for PlayStation®2

    Michael Meyers
    Michael Meyers Public Relations
    925-551-8080
    [email protected]

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    SNK PLAYMORE USA Announces THE KING OF FIGHTERS XI and NEOGEO BATTLE COLISEUM for PlayStation®2 System

    More Classic SNK Arcade Titles Arriving This Fall

    Wall, NJ – Sept. 28, 2007 – SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION, the U.S. publishing arm of the SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION, today announced THE KING OF FIGHTERS XI and NEOGEO BATTLE COLISEUM for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.

    THE KING OF FIGHTERS XI expands on the winning KING OF FIGHTERS formula with new strategic options like Quick Shift and Saving Shift, which allow greater precision and control when switching out characters, the match-deciding Judgment Indicator, and Dream Cancel, which wreaks even more havoc than the Super Cancels found in previous games. In addition to all the 2D-fighting goodness found in the popular arcade version, THE KING OF FIGHTERS XI for PlayStation®2 system offers exclusive features including extra characters, bonus stages and brand-new music.

    Set in the year 2017, NEOGEO BATTLE COLISEUM pits players against a man determined to rule the NEOGEO world. The game employs a two vs. two tag-team battle system allowing players to switch characters during play and perform team attacks on their opponents. The character roster has 40 characters represented by well-known faces from the likes of WORLD HEROES, ART OF FIGHTING, FATAL FURY, SAMURAI SHODOWN, LAST BLADE, METAL SLUG and KIZUNA ENCOUNTER.

    “KING OF FIGHTERS XI and NEOGEO BATTLE COLISEUM will give SNK fans everything they’ve come to expect plus great new features that put a twist on the classic game play,” said Ben Herman, president of SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION.

    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 Wall, NJ. 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

    © SNK PLAYMORE “THE KING OF FIGHTERS” is a registered trademark of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION.

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    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53668) on Dec 17, 2010.

www.xbox.com:
    NeoGeo Special Cast unleashes the tag-team versus fighter NEOGEO BATTLE COLISEUM®. In addition to original heroes and heroines, it features a host of unique characters that transcend time. Armed with weapons and robots, warriors from both old and new titles of the once dominant NeoGeo platform have been amassed under one roof in this new Xbox LIVE Arcade version, featuring both character and background graphics redone in high definition.

    • Favorite characters: It's a convergence of famous SNK characters armed with weapons and robots for the ultimate tag-team fighting battle.
    • New graphics: All the graphics have been redone in high definition for Xbox LIVE Arcade.
    • Bosses: Tackle four different bosses depending on how you play.
    • Multiplayer: Fight against players worldwide online.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12592) on Aug 19, 2010.

Description from manual:
    PROLOGUE

    It is February 2017 by the new Japanese calendar.

    A man is attempting to make the successful NeoGeo World his own by defeating the strongest NeoGeo warrior and claiming the title for himself.

    If that power were to fall into his hands, control of the entire world would only be a step away. As the head of the WAREZ conglomerate, this man has used his incredible wealth to pave the way for his vile plans. Those who knew the true extent of his ambitions quaked in fear...

    It was at this critical time for NeoGeo World that a fighting competition sponsored by the WAREZ conglomerate was to be held.

    It was called the Battle Coliseum.

    Concerned about the situation, the federal government dispatched two of its top secret agents -- Yuki and Ai -- to investigate.

    Clouds of danger threaten to cover the land as the warriors gather for this grand tournament.

    The future is in their hands.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53668) on Sep 12, 2009.

Back of Case (Canada):

    NEOGEO BATTLE COLISEUM

    A World on the verge of eternal darkness...
    The Government has secretly dispatched its two best secret agents to a fighting competition known as the NEOGEO BATTLE COLISEUM. Their mission is to enter the competition and find out the secrets of the "Warez Conglomerate" and stop the maniac who is reportedly planning to take down the NEOGEO world.

    • A total of 40 characters, all taken from SNK's most popular franchises. Including: METAL SLUG, KING OF FIGHTERS, SAMURAI SHODOWN, WORLD HEROES and many more.
    • 2-on-2 tag-team format. Switch tag-team members during matches.
    • Color edit Mode - Modify the appearance of your favorite characters.
    • 6 hidden characters to unlock.
    • Exclusive new game mode - Tag Play!

    Contributed by Freeman (16691) on Dec 23, 2008.