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jeff10
05-23-2006, 10:44 AM
May 17, 2006

Report: SNK Playmore To Focus On Wii
Talking in an online interview, SNK Playmore USA president Ben Herman has claimed that the Wii will receive the most support of any next generation format from the company, due to its greater suitability to the publisher’s traditional 2D games.

According to the interview on Advanced Media Network, SNK Playmore has no plans to release any further titles on the Xbox, and feels 2D games are not suitable for the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. Sherman also confirms that Sony of America rejected a number of 2D projects from the company for the PlayStation 2 because they did not correspond to the company’s graphical standards, as well as limiting the number of releases that featured two retro titles in one package.

SNK Playmore has already announced the compilation Metal Slug Anthology for the Wii, making the surprising announcement that the games would be retrofitted to take advantage of the Wii remote rather than just using the “shell” controller.

The company’s plans for the Wii’s virtual console are still unclear, however, with Sherman himself admitting that that he is in talks with Nintendo about older NES and SNES titles, as well as potentially the Neo-Geo AES games for which the company is most famous. However, the greater storage size of titles such as Samurai Shodown, Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters, as well as possible conflicts of interest from selling titles such as Metal Slug in stores, may make this impossible.

Indeed, Sherman indicated that that the company’s interest in releasing titles for Xbox Live Arcade had been to a degree limited because of a lack of memory and a need to compress game data onto an Xbox 360 memory unit, in order to support users without a hard drive.

POSTED: 5.32am PST, 05/17/06 - David Jenkins - LINK


Related news:
Round Up: Metal Slug For Wii, KH2 Gets U.S. Million, NPD PC Numbers
Neo Geo Pocket Color Coming to U.S. Sooner Than Expected


more below in link
http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=9343


dont know if posted yet but, just givin some info.

Neo23
05-23-2006, 11:03 AM
Interesting news, but I can't see how the wii controller will work on these sort of games.

AlphaONE
05-23-2006, 11:04 AM
hehe, Sherman.

Good news let's hope something CONCRETE comes up.

Dash no Chris
05-23-2006, 12:31 PM
possible conflicts of interest from selling titles such as Metal Slug in stores
What "conflicts of interest"?! I hope this is not a reference to the violence levels present in the MS series -- the Gamecube has plenty of T- and M-rated games, including stuff like the Biohazard / Resident Evil series.

--Chris

CarlosZ
05-23-2006, 12:36 PM
so wait wait...NO Kof? FF? OR SS??

that's lame.

MSL
05-23-2006, 12:57 PM
What "conflicts of interest"?! I hope this is not a reference to the violence levels present in the MS series -- the Gamecube has plenty of T- and M-rated games, including stuff like the Biohazard / Resident Evil series.

--Chris


They may not want to scare away retailers from carrying their titles if said titles are also available as downloads.

MSL
05-23-2006, 12:58 PM
Interesting news, but I can't see how the wii controller will work on these sort of games.


Nintendo will be releasing a traditional controller that you can use and you can also use a GameCube controller if you wish.

Dizzy11523
05-23-2006, 05:12 PM
SWEET NEWS.

Cernex
05-24-2006, 12:13 AM
If SNK succeeds in porting most (if not all) of the AES titles to Nintendo's virtual console, Nintendo will win the next-gen war, pure and simple.

El Cernex

CruelSummer80's
05-24-2006, 12:19 AM
If SNK succeeds in porting most (if not all) of the AES titles to Nintendo's virtual console, Nintendo will win the next-gen war, pure and simple.

El Cernex

umm... that would be cool if that happened but 90% of people who buy newer video games do not give a flying fuck about snk, neo geo, aes classics let alone even know what it is.

Although it might win over 75% or more of the neo-geo.com users but thats a very small victory for nintendo.

Ajax
05-24-2006, 12:31 AM
umm... that would be cool if that happened but 90% of people who buy newer video games do not give a flying fuck about snk, neo geo, aes classics let alone even know what it is.

Although it might win over 75% or more of the neo-geo.com users but thats a very small victory for nintendo.

Word.

Cernex
05-24-2006, 12:35 AM
You're both forgetting both Nintendo AND SEGA's already confirmed classics on the Virtual Console, plus the "most surelly" 3D titles on the console.

In short: Nintendo fanboys, plus SEGA fanboys (weirdest. bunch. ever), PLUS SNK fanboys, PLUS next-gen graphics, PLUS extremelly cheap price...

Are ya' following me???

El Cernex

NeoEsZ
05-24-2006, 12:40 AM
you're forgetting Turbo Graphx games. That system was wildly fucking popular in Japan. That's big news. I mean, that system took over all of Asia. Wii already has the asian market, bub.

Cernex
05-24-2006, 01:06 AM
you're forgetting Turbo Graphx games. That system was wildly fucking popular in Japan. That's big news. I mean, that system took over all of Asia. Wii already has the asian market, bub.

WORD, :P

El Cernex

djjimmyjames
05-24-2006, 03:19 AM
Whats up with the wack controller. I smell failure. http://wii.nintendo.com/controller.html

MSL
05-24-2006, 05:58 AM
Whats up with the wack controller. I smell failure. http://wii.nintendo.com/controller.html


With all due respect, if you followed modern gaming closely, I don't believe you'd feel that way.

Evil Wasabi
05-24-2006, 10:45 AM
Whats up with the wack controller. I smell failure. http://wii.nintendo.com/controller.html

That's only the main controller... you can get retro controllers too.

CORY
06-11-2006, 04:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_drrgyeA5U

AppleiDog
06-11-2006, 04:36 PM
Oh my gosh that is so cool that makes me want to purchase a wii definatly

alec
06-11-2006, 05:00 PM
thanks for the link coryoon

If Nintendo really made a comercial like that, I think it would sell the console itself without any clips of the games even. WHoah, Wii comercials will be coming out soon, trippy.

When is this shit supposed to be coming out? Wants vs. needs.

edit: WHAT!!!!!!!!! MARIO IN OUTER SPACE!!!!!!!!!!!

CORY
06-11-2006, 05:24 PM
The Wii will sell pretty well in India, that's for sure :kekeke:

VinylBoy
06-12-2006, 03:04 AM
Nintendo is probably the only company that can win a next gen console war without even releasing one. LOL!!

X-Box 360 & PS3 doesn't stand a chance. With price tags over $500 and specs that may require people to throw away TVs bought less than 2 years ago just to play them, who would even be able to afford one? We just got a 42" flat screen TV in our living room less than a year ago, and I'd be damned if I pull it out of the wall and spend a few extra thousand of dollars just so I can get an HDTV just so I can connect a game system to it. All of that just to play 4 or 5 "next gen" titles? Yeah, right!!

The Wii, if launched with all of the classic titles via download, will have hundreds (if not thousands) of titles ON RELEASE, and a price tag of $250 to boot. All the graphic whores and tech nerds can sit here and talk about specifications and graphics all they want, but a huge selection of GAMES (past and present) is what gamers REALLY want. Everyone here (including new gamers) can think of at least 50 classic titles that they would play again. And all the haters can talk about ROMS and playing emulators on their PC boxes, but who gives a damn about a handful of gamers who prefer playing with bootlegs? Most of them don't buy games anyhow so they don't even count in this discussion.

IMO, this is an open and shut case. Sony & Microsoft are shooting themselves in the foot, trying to shove new technology down the throats of people when the world isn't even on the ball with current stuff. I'm usually the one that never tries to judge things before their official release or before I can actually play them, but if I had to go by what I'm hearing regarding these systems then it's pretty obvious which company is going to win this hardware battle.

jeff10
06-12-2006, 05:46 PM
her is a question i have never seen ask,,,,,,

probably 90% of people with HDTV's have a projection tv, lcd tv, etc...so at least 50% or so percent of house holds even if not hdtv has some sort of tv that falls into this catagory,,,,,

SO isnt the Wii remote pretty much like a light gun in lots of ways,,,,, How the hell is it gonna work on a lcd, projection, plasma, etc......So every one with new tv's are going to have to get old tube tv's

Just a thought, and someone probably should ask nintendo this before buying if you have a newr set up...

taitai
06-12-2006, 07:15 PM
Nintendo is probably the only company that can win a next gen console war without even releasing one. LOL!!

X-Box 360 & PS3 doesn't stand a chance. With price tags over $500 and specs that may require people to throw away TVs bought less than 2 years ago just to play them, who would even be able to afford one? We just got a 42" flat screen TV in our living room less than a year ago, and I'd be damned if I pull it out of the wall and spend a few extra thousand of dollars just so I can get an HDTV just so I can connect a game system to it. All of that just to play 4 or 5 "next gen" titles? Yeah, right!!

The Wii, if launched with all of the classic titles via download, will have hundreds (if not thousands) of titles ON RELEASE, and a price tag of $250 to boot. All the graphic whores and tech nerds can sit here and talk about specifications and graphics all they want, but a huge selection of GAMES (past and present) is what gamers REALLY want. Everyone here (including new gamers) can think of at least 50 classic titles that they would play again. And all the haters can talk about ROMS and playing emulators on their PC boxes, but who gives a damn about a handful of gamers who prefer playing with bootlegs? Most of them don't buy games anyhow so they don't even count in this discussion.

IMO, this is an open and shut case. Sony & Microsoft are shooting themselves in the foot, trying to shove new technology down the throats of people when the world isn't even on the ball with current stuff. I'm usually the one that never tries to judge things before their official release or before I can actually play them, but if I had to go by what I'm hearing regarding these systems then it's pretty obvious which company is going to win this hardware battle.

The Xbox360 doesn't REQUIRE a high def set. It just takes advantage of it. AFAIK, neither will the PS3. But other than that, I think you're spot on. Games, games, games and more games will win the console war.


her is a question i have never seen ask,,,,,,

probably 90% of people with HDTV's have a projection tv, lcd tv, etc...so at least 50% or so percent of house holds even if not hdtv has some sort of tv that falls into this catagory,,,,,

SO isnt the Wii remote pretty much like a light gun in lots of ways,,,,, How the hell is it gonna work on a lcd, projection, plasma, etc......So every one with new tv's are going to have to get old tube tv's

Just a thought, and someone probably should ask nintendo this before buying if you have a newr set up...


This question has been asked dozens of times. The Wii remote will use a little sensor you put next to the TV set. Not sure how that's going to work but...

Kiken
06-14-2006, 10:36 AM
Maybe I missed this in all of the ballyhooing... but exactly how much "drive space" (it's actually a Flash ROM, isn't it?) will the Wii have for the storage of VC games?

Yoshi
06-14-2006, 01:56 PM
IIRC, there is 512 MB built in, and it is expandable using SD cards. You could reach 4 GB or so these days with one card.

MaximaBrazil
06-19-2006, 10:01 AM
her is a question i have never seen ask,,,,,,

probably 90% of people with HDTV's have a projection tv, lcd tv, etc...so at least 50% or so percent of house holds even if not hdtv has some sort of tv that falls into this catagory,,,,,

SO isnt the Wii remote pretty much like a light gun in lots of ways,,,,, How the hell is it gonna work on a lcd, projection, plasma, etc......So every one with new tv's are going to have to get old tube tv's

Just a thought, and someone probably should ask nintendo this before buying if you have a newr set up...

Has a sensor that it is in the front of the TV !!!

http://wii.nintendo.com/hardware.html

Josh
06-22-2006, 01:35 PM
Interesting news, but I can't see how the wii controller will work on these sort of games.
A standard controller will definitely be available. And SNKP mentioned something about co-promotional opportunities with peripheral manufacturers in there MSAnthology flyer. Anyway, with all the old skool titles that are going to be available on the Wii, I'm putting PS3 and XBOX360 on the back burner for sure.

RamonG
06-23-2006, 08:28 PM
I don't know, I'm not completely sold on the Revolution (I refuse to call it Wii). I'll probably get it, just because I pretty much buy every console that comes out.

I wish SNK would release their games on Xbox Live. They can probably release
classics on both consoles, and make money on both consoles.

Jesterzzn
06-23-2006, 08:35 PM
This is just my own speculation, but I think Nintendo and Microsoft are going to make their online networks compatible. Only for the emulation consoles, not for regular games. Again that is just a hunch I have.

stuffmonger
06-27-2006, 10:19 AM
they should make the NES accessories useable on the wii... I wanna use my headset that's in my sig for more than one game, damnit :kekeke:

greedostick
06-27-2006, 02:37 PM
Whats up with the wack controller. I smell failure. http://wii.nintendo.com/controller.html

There is no way any nintendo home console will ever fail. Sure they may not do as well in sales but they make top notch games. You don't need 50 games to be released a month. All you need is a mario, metroid, or zelda once every 6 months. And I don't know about anyone else here but I have never bought a nintendo product that has broke on me. However I have been through quite a few ps2, xbox, and turbo duo systems.

Nintendo is a top notch company that releases stuff that works and games worth playing.

thesh00ter
06-29-2006, 12:42 PM
i want a KOF XI port for the Wii:buttrock:

snkfever
06-29-2006, 03:14 PM
with SNK behind the Wii, think that may be a good system to pick up.

but ps3 is getting Virtua fighter 5 exclusive most likely so its decisions decisions decisions :)

SNKNostalgia
07-07-2006, 02:15 AM
With the specs that all 3 of the next gen consoles have. They could easily make official emulations of all the Neo Geo games and you can just download them. Example: you know those X-box live arcade games for download, just do something like that and get charged or whatever. They can easily sneak in a few extra options and online features into it somehow. I think there is a market for that since it is kinda proven with TG-16 and older Nintendo systems on the Wii. Of course, this is just emulators all over again but atleast well supported if you pay. Also, instead they can just do the package releases like they are doing now, except for the shitty US support.

Kiske
07-07-2006, 08:02 PM
I think it'll be interesting as to what direction SNKP will go with the Wii as far as configuring new games with the controller and what not else. Obviously, expect rehashed releases of a lot of stuff, but that doesn't bother me as long as they stand up well on the system.

heartofagamer
07-07-2006, 09:49 PM
Another old rumor that sounds even stronger this time is SNK with Neo-geo games. In addition it seems that Nintendo is in conversations with MAME parents to make it compatible with Wii so some arcade ROMS could be downloaded legally… a big success would be, without a doubt.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=109187

Cain Highwind
07-08-2006, 11:05 AM
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=109187


I could really see that happening, even if Herman isn't 100% legit SNK could easily offer NeoGeo titles (the newer ones might be too big) via VC and he did say that he was off to negotiate SNK's Nintendo titles in addition to the possibility of AES titles.

The Sega Saturn bit is new though, that would be awesome if it worked out.

FormlessOne
07-17-2006, 02:17 PM
I've been a Nintendo fan since I was a small boy. I bought nothing but Nintendo (and SNK) systems up through the Gamecube. But I often thought later in retrospect how much Nintendo lacked many of my favorite genre of games through recent years, fighting. The N64 was horrible for someone like me, with Capcom only producting scarce titles like "Mickey's Tetris" and SNK nowhere to be found. However, I stuck it through in hopes that the GC would redeem the sins of the father. But alas, aside from a few select titles, the PS2 and the Xbox were the recipients of most games I longed for.

The last straw for me with Nintendo came when I first saw the Wii's new controller. At that moment I vowed to only purchase the Xbox 360 and PS3. That was untill I discoverd the 360's and PS3's lack of backwards compatability for many of my favorite 2D games. This is when I began to dig deeper into their viscad. What's an SNK fan to do then? The future indeed looked bleak. But now there's hope on the horizon, Nintendo has won me back. SNK only for Nintendo? Downloadable classics from Nintendo, Sega and many others? A new controller suited to people like me? A significanly lower price tag? I'm sold, Sony and Microsoft can take their graphics and shove 'em.

Long live Nintendo :buttrock:

GregN
07-17-2006, 03:16 PM
And I don't know about anyone else here but I have never bought a nintendo product that has broke on me. However I have been through quite a few ps2, xbox, and turbo duo systems.

Remember how we had to blow in our NES to make it work?

stuffmonger
07-17-2006, 06:50 PM
Remember how we had to blow in our NES to make it work?
That hardly counts as being broken. anyways, spending $3 can get you a brand new connector, and then if you clean your carts, they work better than new. They turn on for me first try, every try now.

galfordo
07-17-2006, 07:03 PM
Remember how we had to blow in our NES to make it work?

What you and your uncle do on those hot steamy nights in the barn should remain within the family.

abasuto
07-17-2006, 08:23 PM
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=109187

The feet are behind the grass motherfucker.

SSS
07-17-2006, 09:46 PM
hehe, Sherman.

Good news let's hope something CONCRETE comes up.

We should all put 1.5 MB animated gifs in our sig. The forums would be way cooler.

Lets Gekiga In
07-17-2006, 11:20 PM
We should all put 1.5 MB animated gifs in our sig. The forums would be way cooler.
Holy fucking hell, you weren't kidding!

Hey AlphaONE, get that 1.4 MB animated gif out of your sig!

Fygee
07-18-2006, 03:49 AM
Remember how we had to blow in our NES to make it work?

Perhaps I'm just weird, but I always found that to be part of it's charm. ;) Sure as hell beat the russian roulette games you had to play with systems like the Spectrum when it came to getting games to work.

Fact is though, since the original Gameboy Nintendo has built their systems with a very high level of quality. I never hear about Gamecubes getting disc read errors, and we have very, very few returns on the Nintendo DS at my store, whereas PSP's break all the time.

ResO
07-18-2006, 05:14 AM
"SNK PLAYMORE AND THE NINTENDO Wii"


Man, two of the gayest things of all time in the same title. :oh_no:

RPX
07-18-2006, 08:23 AM
I refuse to call it Wii

My pic for best statment of the week.


Then again Who knows SNK could back log all there games for the Revolution. It might go against the will of god for that to happen, but I'm sure a lot of people would like it. Hell as Lame of an Idea that It is i would still pay money to see a full side story where Terry Bogard and Athena slug it out for the tital of SNK's mascot. Although I would prefer another it be with another SNK babe, but this a popularity contest here.:D

Iroshi*Nagasaki
08-05-2006, 06:03 PM
In conclusion,The Nintendo WII will be our savior.Nintendo has finallly seen the light and is going back to their roots. All hail the new emperor.2d gaming is back, Sony and microsoft will endure the pain of a thousand deaths once nintendo gets their system on those shelves in november.Victory lies within nintendo's grasp.I just wish Sega would do the same(dream).

No longer would we have to suffer pretty grafix with no fun factor,game play or no replay value.This time is round 3, and nintendo is packing up one hell of a punch!!

MAYAman
08-20-2006, 11:12 PM
Unfortunately todays A.D.D gamers don't give a crap about beautiful 2D artwork. When I'm playing Neo games I not only am playing a game but looking at the beautiful artwork. Games like KOF series and Metal Slug are pure joy of gameplay. Plain and simple.

VinylBoy
08-21-2006, 10:36 AM
Unfortunately todays A.D.D gamers don't give a crap about beautiful 2D artwork. When I'm playing Neo games I not only am playing a game but looking at the beautiful artwork. Games like KOF series and Metal Slug are pure joy of gameplay. Plain and simple.

That's true, but I think Nintendo has realized that gamers are not all newbies who only want the newest and latest games. They realized that there are a lot of old farts like me (hee hee hee) who still love classic gaming and still want to be able to play 2D titles. Whether it be for the artwork, the gameplay or whatever... making sure that there's something for everyone is a good thing.

I was almost swayed into picking up an X-Box, until the disaster they called the 360 was released. And I'm going through this whole "I hate Sony" thing since they're trying to shove new technology down the throats of people while it's still too expensive for most consumers. The Wii is giving me a system that does the old and the new in one unit... I'm sold.