Dream Cancel will like to express our deepest condolences to the recent passing of an EXTREMELY important KOF/SNK community member, Ars Magna aka ImbuedGold. He frequently shared many great fighting game videos on his youtube channel, especially those of the SNK brand.
For myself, his channel was one of the first KOF/SNK YouTube channels that I subscribed to years ago when I first started playing King of Fighters. I frequently checked his channel for obscure high level gameplay videos that I had trouble finding anywhere else on YouTube.
Below are tweets from the SNK/KOF community giving their condolences:
Famitsu has reported that King of Fighters 98, Waku Waku 7, Metal Slug 3, World Heroes Perfect, and Shock Troopers will appear on the Nintendo Switch system soon! The Nintendo Switch will be released in March!
Do you think more SNK Neo-Geo titles will appear on the Nintendo Switch?
Yesterday, SNK released the Japan only PS2 title Fu’un Super Combo which is a double pack compilation game of two Neo-Geo titles released in the mid 90s’, Savage Reign & Kizuna Encounter on PSN for PS4 players on PSN here in North America. USA players more than likely have played both of these titles on the Neo-Geo in the past either on it’s console or in the arcades.
Savage Reign was released in 1995. The player controls one of 9 characters (2 bosses). The most identifiable character players may recognize is Hayate who appeared as a unlockable character in King of Fighters XI.
Kizuna Encounter (Super Tag Battle) is the sequel to Savage Reign. It was released in late 1996. There are 10 playable characters, and it is tag-based; the players selects two characters on one team.
Both games are available now on PSN. Look under the catagory: PS2 on PS4 in the Games section to find it!
Samurai Showdown VI is now ready for purchase and download for PS4 here in North America!
The title is a US ps2 to ps4 port, so lacks netplay but it is very fun to play offline with friends!
If you’re looking for gameplay resources, we have a few here at Dream Cancel ALL the way from 2011 (the very first year this site opened!!):
Here is the forum section for SSVI: http://dreamcancel.com/forum/index.php?board=74.0
It has movelists, an a fair amount of gameplay discussion! Also, look for the video thread in that section that has many high level gameplay matches videos and archives from past tournaments, and arcade gameplay!
The Lore in a Minute series of videos attempts brief and funny explanations of the story settings of several games and series – this time they did so with King of Fighters, but considering the series’ age and volume of story content, they have focused on the earlier games (for now?):
SNK has updated the official King of Fighters XIV website with a section called Team Stories, detailing a small backstory for each of the 16 teams in the swiftly approaching game. The vignettes provide context and insight to the various character’s motivations on all the teams leading into the overall story of XIV. It also boasts a beautiful header image of Shun’ei seemingly by SNK legend Hiroaki Hashimoto who did the iconic art of 98UM, 2k2UM and loads of other SNK classics.