August is going to be a big month for online classic SNK games. First up, Desmond Delaghetto is filling up the weekend of August 13th with his King of Fighters first-to-10 series. On Saturday, The King of Fighters 98 will be the focus. On Sunday, it will be 2002. Check out all of the details in the forum thread: http://dreamcancel.com/forum/index.php?topic=1102.0.
The next weekend, steamwolf is running a Fatal Fury weekend. Saturday will feature Real Bout 2 and Sunday is all about Garou: Mark of the Wolves. RB2 is an amazing game and Garou is a classic that every fighting game fan knows and, most likely, loves. The information on the Fatal Fury weekend can be found here: http://dreamcancel.com/forum/index.php?topic=1117.0.
Here’s a little over an hour of the session I played with DeadlyRave-Neo, steamwolf and PureYeti. The video is just over an hour long and includes a teaching game in which DeadlyRave-Neo is trying to show me a few pointers for Li Xiangfei. Watch through the end to see how broken Rick is.
Siliconera conducted an interview with Shinya Morishita from SNK Playmore USA. They asked about the NeoGeo Station releases, the possibility of obscure NeoGeo titles being released as well as the UM titles hitting the PSN. SNKP has a NeoGeo Station Facebook page which will be used to gauge interest in upcoming titles.
Siliconera also asked about the recent reports regarding changes in the company but Morishita declined to comment.
We’re making some changes here at Dream Cancel. We’re evaluating some of our current features and constantly working on new ideas.
As part of this evolution, expect to see more online gaming events. We’re working to make sure that all online networks will be included in our events, including XBLive, PSN, GGPO, Supercade and ArcLive. We’re also trying to cover as many possible SNK game series as possible. Our first two events will cover KOF 2002 on GGPO and NeoGeo Battle Coliseum on XBLive. We’re going to host some open XBLive parties as well. In time, we hope to cover KOF 98 and 2002; Last Blade 2; Real Bout 2; SamSho II and IV; and any other games the community is interested in.
We have more ideas in the works. As they say, The Future is Now!