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enomosiki
11-11-2005, 09:44 AM
On November 10th, SNK Playmore and NC Soft, a Korean gaming publisher, agreed on a contract that will allow NC Soft to publish MMORPGs for SNK Playmore. No, this isn't about licensing. SNK Playmore HIRED the NC Soft, responsible for creating City of Heroes, Lineage, and Guild Wars, to create MMORPGs of their franchises for them.

A similar concept has been tried by MEGA Enterprise, another Korean gaming publisher and distributer, with little success. To name one is The King of Fighters Online.

There are few evidences that The King of Fighters, Samurai Spirits, and Metal Slug franchises will be published by NC Soft as MMORPGs.

More info @ watch.impress.co.jp (http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/20051110/snk_nc.htm) and SNK Playmore's press release page (http://www.snkplaymore.jp/information/press49.html).

Freeman-12
11-11-2005, 10:00 AM
Hmmmmmmmmmmm...................................... I would've prefered a normal RPG starring SNK's characters if u ask me.

Orochi Iori Y
11-11-2005, 12:21 PM
That could be interesting... though if there is a release of a SNK character based MMORPG in the US you can expect the Neostore to be shut down for at least a few months while Shawn attains the rank of lvl 60 Ninja... :D

SouthtownKid
11-11-2005, 01:58 PM
That could be interesting... though if there is a release of a SNK character based MMORPG in the US you can expect the Neostore to be shut down for at least a few months while Shawn attains the rank of lvl 60 Ninja... :DImagine the shame of getting killed by a level 60 metro.

Reiko
11-11-2005, 07:05 PM
A Samurai Shodown MMORPG could be cool. Are there any MMORPGs based in medieval Japan?

VinylBoy
11-11-2005, 08:36 PM
Imagine the shame of getting killed by a level 60 metro.

Even worse... Level 60 Bao. :D

Orochi Iori Y
11-12-2005, 01:21 PM
Even worse... Level 60 Bao. :D

Ouch... :chimp: :chimp:

bulletnyourass
11-12-2005, 02:31 PM
Even worse... Level 60 Bao. :D


Even far worse ... Level 60 Legend Of Success Joe :kekeke:

Evil Wasabi
11-12-2005, 05:36 PM
I would be cool if they just made something completely new using the same deep character design as SNK games are known for. And make the game kind of like Ragnarok Online...

It would be pretty cool. I would be in a band of bandits with neobuyer and we'd go around sacrificing children and using stolen gold to erect satanic temples.

Wurl
11-13-2005, 09:04 AM
You grow to hate Ragnarok at some point because "liekomgtehserveriswiped!letsmakeacrapnewserver!omg mindfuck!newserver!"
But yes, it is fun and I like the sprites, which I hope SNK goes with.

VinylBoy
11-14-2005, 12:34 AM
Ouch... :chimp: :chimp:

But even a Bao beating would be tame compared to a "Garden Of Love" attack from a Level 60 Rasputin. :D

Freeman-12
11-14-2005, 03:45 AM
My friend found a rumor (didn't provide site) that there'll be a SamSho MMORPG.................just don't start spreading it yet remember it's a rumor.
Now if this is true I gotta start thinking of my design, Setsuna sounds cool, Kenpachi sounds badass............................
Or even worse, Lvl. 61 K9999

zer0hue
11-14-2005, 12:50 PM
Am I the only one who read this topic as “SNK Playmore hi-rez”? Damn this forum and its erosion of my lexicon...

roninbuddha
11-14-2005, 01:09 PM
im thinkin' metal slug guerilla/military type MMORPG, form clans, create you own character (SD style), level up guns etc..etc. throw in Ikari warriors too..

greyimp
11-16-2005, 05:44 PM
Even worse... Level 60 Bao. :D
FUCK YEAH!!!!! :chimp:

KOSBRAVESHIYUU
11-29-2005, 03:51 PM
with snk MMORPG'S like let's say if they make KOF rpg...would u create your own character or do u think u will have to use a familiar KOF character.

dbarrett0928
11-29-2005, 05:04 PM
I would love for an snk rpg to come out...not a mmorpg but just an rpg final fantasy 8 style yet 2d like a king of fighters game

ViewtifulZFO
11-29-2005, 05:34 PM
Whatever series they decide to base it on, I'll only play it if it's good. If it is like WoW in any way, hurray!

High res 2d sprites? I hope...

norton9478
11-29-2005, 06:00 PM
Crystallis..

All other SNK franchizes would be ass as an MMORPG.

Mark of the Wolves
11-29-2005, 07:31 PM
This has bad idea written all over it.

Saturn2dfreak
12-04-2005, 04:59 PM
snk need to stick with fighters

Dark_Geese
12-04-2005, 06:00 PM
About the Sam Shodown MMORPG thing you guys do know that they are making some 3d sam show AFTER SST right?

soapy_jack23
12-09-2005, 03:46 PM
These guys are responsible for guild wars which is a highly successful game so I have my hopes high. But what platform are they aiming for? I bet you it would be pc and maybe the 360. I wonder if it would be kinda like how huxley (fps style mmo) is being made but with metal slug style stuff? Or maybe just a fighting game with rpg elements. Seems kinda hard to come up with idea's for this.

I wish them good luck and all but I do wonder why they would go down this path considering the vast majority of mmo gamers like the whole fantasy setting and snk is traditionly more action oreantaited.

Fighter123
12-09-2005, 04:17 PM
snk need to stick with fighters


Remember KOF Kyo anyone? RPGs and fighting games don't mix.

Kazuki Dash
12-10-2005, 12:10 PM
A Samurai Shodown MMORPG could be cool.
This would be the release that finally claims me as a victim to the MMORPG syndrome...

I'm already imagining what types of classes could be used:

Bandit, Ninja, Shogunate Spy, Prosian Knight, Green Hell Warrior, etc

say what you will but I'd be all over this one...I love the NEOCD SSRPG, so I'd gladly take anything else that goes in that direction
:drool_2:

sQuareh4t3r
12-10-2005, 09:14 PM
A Samurai Shodown MMORPG could be cool. Are there any MMORPGs based in medieval Japan?
Nobunaga's Ambition Online (for PS2).

ViewtifulZFO
12-10-2005, 11:24 PM
I just bought Guild Wars and I have to say I am impressed. I was sucked in by WoW, but the free online play made Guild Wars too much to pass up. With that sort of work, I hope it is a Samurai Shodown MMORPG.

Personally, I feel it would be the coolest because we really don't have a Japanese like game in this genre for the Western world. Hopefully, SNK is trying to tap into this market. As long as the fees are reasonable, I'm in