SNK Corporation

Moby ID: 3954

AKA +
  • SNK Playmore Corporation (from 2003-07-07 to 2016)
  • Playmore Corporation (from 2001-08 to 2003-07-06)

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Eikichi Kawasaki founded Playmore in August 2001.

Following the dissolution of SNK Corporation in October 2001, Playmore acquired its intellectual rights. In 2003, the company changed its name to SNK Playmore, establishing itself as a successor of the defunct company. In 2016, it would drop the Playmore name and rename itself to SNK Corporation.

Credited on 215 Games from 1997 to 2024

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Metal Slug: Awakening (2023 on iPhone, Android, iPad)
NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection Vol.2 (2022 on Nintendo Switch, Windows)
The King of Fighters XV (2022 on Windows, Windows Apps, PlayStation 4...)
SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash (2022 on Nintendo Switch)
NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection Vol.1: Steam Edition (2021 on Windows)
Metal Slug 1st & 2nd Mission: Double Pack (2021 on Nintendo Switch)
NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection Vol.1 (2021 on Nintendo Switch)
The King of Fighters XIV: Ultimate Edition (2021 on PlayStation 4)
Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection (Classic Edition) (2020 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4)
SNK Allstar (2020 on iPad, Android, iPhone)
Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection (2020 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Samurai Shodown (2019 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Metal Slug Infinity (2019 on iPad, Android, iPhone)
SNK 40th Anniversary Collection (2018 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy (2018 on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Arcade...)
Neo Geo Mini International (2018 on Dedicated handheld)
Metal Slug XX (2018 on Windows, PlayStation 4)
The King of Fighters ’97: Global Match (2018 on Windows, PS Vita, PlayStation 4)
The King of Fighters XIV: Steam Edition - Upgrade Pack 2 (2018 on Windows, PlayStation 4)
The King of Fighters XIV: Special Anniversary Edition (2017 on PlayStation 4)

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April 17, 2008

The company signs a long-term co-publishing agreement with Ignition Entertainment for North America.

January 2004

The Osaka District Court determines in a preliminary decision that Aruze unlawfully used SNK Playmore-owned trademarks following its sale of those trademarks.

July 7, 2003

Company changes name from Playmore Corp. to SNK Playmore Corp.

October 28, 2002

The company files a trademark and copyright action for damages alleging that Aruze was infringing upon Playmore's trademarks by using SNK properties in Aruze's Pachinko machines.

August 2001

Company established by Eikichi Kawasaki, the original founder of SNK Corporation.

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