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SNK Corporation


SNK (abbreviation of Shin Nihon Kikaku [新日本企画, "New Japan Project"]) is a hardware and software company based in Osaka, Japan. It is most known for its Neo Geo family of electronic game systems manufactured during the 1990's, as well as for arcade-style game series such as Fatal Fury, Samurai Shodown, Metal Slug, The King of Fighters, and others.

SNK was founded in July 1978 by Eikichi Kawasaki. Its first game was the arcade vertically-scrolling shooter Ozma Wars (1979). Near the end of the Neo Geo family at the turn of the millennium, SNK was acquired by Aruze. On October 22, 2001, the company filed for bankruptcy. However, Kawasaki's new company Playmore, after having been awarded the intellectual rights of SNK, started to re-hire many of its employees, and was renamed SNK Playmore in 2003, effectively continuing the company's legacy.

Also Known As

  • SNK Electronics Corp. -- Original company name.


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King of Fighters ’97: Global Match, The(2018)
NeoGeo Online Collection: Complete Box - Jōkan(2009)
King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga, The(2008)
Samurai Shodown: Anthology(2008)
King of Fighters: Nests Collection(2008)
SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1(2008)
World Heroes: Anthology(2007)
Fu'un Super Combo(2007)
Fatal Fury: Battle Archives Volume 2(2007)
Metal Slug: Anthology(2006)
Fatal Fury: Battle Archives Volume 1(2006)
Art of Fighting: Anthology(2006)
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Bakumatsu Roman Gekka no Kenshi 1・2(2006)
King of Fighters '94 Re-bout, The(2004)
Samurai Shodown V Special(2004)
Metal Slug: Collector's Edition(2002)
Sengoku 3(2001)
Super Real Mahjong Premium Collection(2001)
King of Fighters 2001, The(2001)
Big Bang Pro Wrestling(2000)
King of Fighters 2000, The(2000)
Densetsu no Ogre Battle: Zenobia no Ōji(2000)
Densetsu no Ogre Battle: Zenobia no Ōji Gentei Box(2000)
Ganbare Neo Poke-kun(2000)
King of Fighters: Evolution, The(2000)
Metal Slug 3(2000)
Last Blade: Beyond the Destiny, The(2000)
SNK Gals Fighters(2000)
Fantastic Night Dreams: Cotton(2000)
Capcom vs. SNK Pro(2000)
Capcom vs. SNK(2000)
Evolution: Eternal Dungeons(2000)
Samurai Shodown: Warriors Rage(1999)
Densha de Go! 2(1999)
Dive Alert: Becky's Version(1999)
King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle, The(1999)
Buriki One: World Grapple Tournament '99 in Tokyo(1999)
Crush Roller(1999)
Athena: Awakening from the Ordinary Life(1999)
Metal Slug X(1999)
Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition(1999)
Biomotor Unitron(1999)
Dark Arms: Beast Buster 1999(1999)
Neo Geo Cup '98 Plus Color(1999)

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