There is an exciting new indie game on Kickstarter titled Pocket Rumble. According to the developers, Pocket Rumble is inspired by the SNK fighters for NeoGeo Pocket, featuring Street Fighter style gameplay and an 8-bit art style.
Aside from inspirations from classic NGPC titles, Pocket Rumble also packs quite a few new features, some of which are quite innovative:
– Double Blind character select (online/offline)
– ELO ranked mode
– Ghost AI
– GGPO support
– Backup characters
– Lesson mode
– Mod support
– In game display of hitboxes and frame data
In addition to all the above, the game will actually be ported back onto the NeoGeo Pocket Color, so you can dig out your NGPC from your collection and play the game on the road
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.
In their most recent annual report, SNK Playmore is reporting that their revenue is up 27.8% year-over-year, with a net profit of 290 million yen. This is a huge turn around, considering last year they reported a net lost of 506 million yen.
SNK Playmore’s lineup of mobile games have been doing well recently. Metal Slug Defense, in particular, reached 15 million downloads worldwide.
Setsuna MX of Danger Team just uploaded a crazy and very impressive 4 minute combo video showing the execution talents of himself, Iori Combos, and Aku Dubrel! Utilizing mainly HD combos with 5 stocks, this combo video showcases a vast amount of player side switching and tough juggles from a good amount of the KOFXIII character list!