Ignition Entertainment and the future
SNK fans will remember that Ignition released Metal Slug 7 for Nintendo DS, King of Fighters 98 Ultimate Match and KOF XII. The problems with KOF XII’s online and the resulting back-and-forth seemed to be the end of the relationship between SNKP and Ignition. Play Asia then listed King of Fighters XIII as “Announced with pre-orders coming soon” and listed Ignition as the publisher.
In a recently posted Siliconera interview with Shane Bettenhausen regarding Ignition Entertainment which contained this exchange:
Siliconera: What else are you doing on the localization side? Have you been talking to SNK or Marvelous?
Shane Bettenhausen: SNK, we’re definitely still in talks with them, but nothing to announce right now. We’ve worked with them for a long time and I have a lot of friends there. And, I would definitely like to work with them again.
Hopefully, an official announcement is coming soon.