SNK resurrected!

Japanese Pachinko company Playmore buys out SNK properties

Source - C&VG

When SNK slipped quietly away into liquidation last month, nobody was sadder to see them go than me. But with them went a collection of characters and properties so vast and all encompassing that it was inevitable someone would pick them up. That someone is Playmore, a Japanese Pachinko company. Pachinko is a form of gambling native to Japan, but Playmore clearly have bigger things to think about, having gained the rights to all of SNK's intellectual properties, including King of the Fighters, Fatal Fury, Samurai Shodown and Metal Slug. Playmore will soon become SNK Neo Geo in a company relaunch, with a Korean company HQ and a new business plan to be announced in January. Whether Playmore will try and work with these famous hallmarks of gaming by themselves is unknown. Capcom amongst others were collaborating with SNK at the time of their demise, and it would be nice to see that relationship resurrected. Frankly, it's a bit surprising that Capcom didn't buy the whole kit and kaboodle themselves… Related Feature - Rest in peace SNK (ahem)

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