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SNK of America

Moby ID: 4624

AKA +
  • SNK Corporation of America (from 1981-10-20 to 1992)

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Credited on 125 Games from 1987 to 2001

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Sengoku 3 (2001 on Neo Geo, Wii, Arcade...)
Metal Slug 3 (2000 on Linux, Windows, PlayStation 2...)
The Last Blade: Beyond the Destiny (2000 on Neo Geo Pocket Color, Nintendo Switch)
Metal Slug 2nd Mission (2000 on Neo Geo Pocket Color)
SNK Gals' Fighters (2000 on Neo Geo Pocket Color, Nintendo Switch)
Faselei! (1999 on Neo Geo Pocket Color)
Neo 21 (1999 on Neo Geo Pocket Color)
Samurai Shodown: Warriors Rage (1999 on PlayStation, PS Vita, PlayStation 3...)
SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium (1999 on Windows, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Nintendo Switch)
Sonic The Hedgehog Pocket Adventure (1999 on Neo Geo Pocket Color)
Puzzle Link 2 (1999 on Neo Geo Pocket Color)
Dark Arms: Beast Buster 1999 (1999 on Neo Geo Pocket Color)
SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash - Capcom Cardfighter's Version (1999 on Neo Geo Pocket Color)
SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash - SNK Cardfighter's Version (1999 on Neo Geo Pocket Color)
Dive Alert: Becky's Version (1999 on Neo Geo Pocket Color)
Dive Alert: Matt's Version (1999 on Neo Geo Pocket Color)
Shanghai Mini (1999 on Neo Geo Pocket Color)
The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle (1999 on PlayStation, Neo Geo, PSP...)
The King of Fighters: Dream Match 1999 (1999 on Dreamcast)
Samurai Shodown! 2: Pocket Fighting Series (1999 on Neo Geo Pocket Color, Nintendo Switch)

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History +

2000

Aruze decides to shutter all of SNK's operations outside of Japan.

1992

The two divisions are merged into a single entity as SNK of America.

1991

The Sunnyvale division is relocated and joins its other half in Torrance.

1985

The company signed up as a third-party licensee for Nintendo and opened up SNK Home Entertainment in Torrance, CA.

October 20, 1981

Company founded in Sunnyvale, CA.

Trivia +

No game production was actually done at SNK of America, but there were at least two instances where SNK started development offices in America.

The first was SAI Softworks. It was a joint venture between SNK and Asatsu, their advertising firm (hence the S and the A.) It was originally located in Westwood, CA. That office was later brought under the full control of SNK (via SNK America) and the name was changed to SNK America R&D. At that time, they relocated to Torrance, CA not far from the SNK of America offices. SNK America R&D was closed 1995 and the 3D team members relocated to SNK Headquarters in Osaka, Japan.

The second, in 1997, was the rebirth of the SNK America R&D production office this time in San Jose, CA. They produced game trailers and and did motion capture for some SNK titles. It was closed in 1999 just before SNK hit their hard times in 2000.

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