The Humble Bundle site is currently running a NeoGeo 25th anniversary bundle covering several NeoGeo titles, and additional extras at high enough tiers. This covers the applicable titles already available on Steam, and several others as DRM-free downloads which can also be played on a browser. Notably, on of the available titles is Samurai Shodown V Special, which has never been ported outside the NeoGeo.
The tier breakdown is as follows.
Pay what you want:
- Art of Fighting 2
- Baseball Stars 2
- Fatal Fury Special
- King of the Monsters
- Metal Slug 2
- Samurai Shodown II
- Sengoku 3
- The King of Fighters 2000
Above average – all of the above plus:
- Metal Slug (Steam available)
- Metal Slug 3 (Steam available)
- NeoGeo 25th Anniversary Soundtrack (Art of Fighting 2, Fatal Fury Special, Metal Slug 3, Samurai Shodown II)
- Neo Turf Masters
- Shock Troopers
- The King of Fighters ’98 Ultimate Match Final Edition (Steam only)
- The Last Blade
- Twinkle Star Sprites
$10 or more – all of the above plus:
- Garou: Mark of the Wolves
- Metal Slug X (Steam available)
- Samurai Shodown V Special
- Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad
- The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match (Steam only)
$40 or more – all of the above plus a Metal Slug t-shirt.
1 LDA Toshi
2 XRT I Huevo
3 NEM – Shanks
4 MXKOF LDA I Violent Kain
5 Papa Noel
5 PX RocklandKyo
7 TCCR Soda
Full Results: http://challonge.com/PxColCupKOFXIIITop16/standings
1. LDA Toshi
2. NEM Shanks
3. XTR | Huevo
4. EGN Schmoo
5. Papa Noel
7. MXKOF LDA | VIOLENT KAIN
7. [Px] xkill
Full Results: http://challonge.com/es/gxzx12w6
1. EGN Schmoo
3. XTR | Huevo
4. Papa Noel
5. CBK Mister
7. Px RocklandKyo
Full Results: http://challonge.com/m35p00z4
Youtube links will be available soon.
Source: Daniel Himura
One of the Dream Cancel Cup qualifying tournaments is live right now from Mexico. The tournament includes games such as KOF 02UM, KOF98UM, KOF2002, and KOF XIII from the SNK side of the house. The tournament has notable players such as Layec, Kula, and TC|Pako. You can check out the stream here:
Watch live video from GameOver_Team on www.twitch.tv
You can also follow the brackets here:
Pichon Cup 4 Challonge
We just got some more information in regards to the netcode of the upcoming Steam release of KOF 98 UM Final Edition. According to the Code Mystic, the netcode will not be a rollback style netcode, but rather an input-delay type, with delays equal to 1/2 of ping. Ping numbers will be displayed before matches. The reasons for this decision was due to the fact that the XBLA/NESICA source code was not built for rollback.
We’ve all been waiting for this anxiously. KOF 98 Ulimate Match Final Edition will be released on December 12 on Steam.
You can preorder now on steam and save 20%, that will run you at $11.99.
There are no new information in regards to the netcode, however. The game is being ported by Code Mystics, which have previously handled games like Killer Instinct 1/2 Classic on Xbox One, and Nidhogg on PSN.
Yesterday we reported that a few SNK titles including 98UM, Metal Slug 3, and Samural Shodown 6 will be released on PSN, and looks like they are already out on JP PSN already!
As expected, the titles are released as PS2 classics, so you won’t get any new features or netplay.
It’s not clear, however, whether these titles will be released in other regions. There’s also no signs of KOF XI yet.
The TGA Winter Championship took place last night in Shanghai was one of the biggest KOF tournament this year, the tournament featured a large prize pot with over $16,000 USD.
After a series of qualifiers, 8 finalists were selected to play in the finals which took place yesterday. The results are as follow:
2. LaoHe (老黑)
With his victory yesterday, XiaoHai further cements his legacy as the most dominant KOF player on the planet. He has won the three biggest KOF tournaments this year across three different KOF titles:
June: TGA Summer Championship (KOF 2002UM)
July: EVO 2014 (KOF XIII)
November: TGA Winter Championship (KOF 98UM)
Check out the replays below: Read more
Siliconera is reporting that Korea’s video game rating board has listed KOF 98 UM, KOF XI, and Samurai Shodown VI with SCE Korea as their publisher. At this moment, it is unclear if these titles will be ports in the same vein as Metal Slug 3, or they will appear as PSN classics like KOF99 and SVC 2. Also it is unclear whether these titles will be released outside of Korea.
Source: Siliconera; Korea Video Game Rating Board
The steam ports of KOF 98UM and KOF 2002UM were originally planned to be released in November and December respectively. However, the two titles seems to be possibly delayed according to SNK’s latest website update.
The two titles are now scheduled to be released “this winter.”
We will keep you updated when we find out about more information.
Tencent is back again this year for another big KOF 98UM tournament in China. After a series of qualifiers, they have finally determined the 8 finalists who will take part in TGA winter championships this year to compete for over 100,000 Yuan ($16,350 USD) in prizes.
TGA Winter Championship takes place on 11/19 in Shanghai.