SNK

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SNK
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Type Public
Founded 1978
Headquarters Japan Osaka
Key people Eikichi Kawasaki
Industry Video Games
Products Video game hardware and software
Website https://www.snk-corp.co.jp/
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SNK Corporation (Shin Nihon Kikaku, lit. "New Japan Project") is a Japanese-Chinese video game hardware and software company, known for producing the Neo-Geo line of arcade systems and consoles, as well as several franchises, including Fatal Fury, The King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown, Metal Slug, Shock Troopers, and Ikari Warriors. They have collaborated with multiple companies on various projects, such as antagonist Geese Howard in Bandai Namco's Tekken 7 and their dedicated crossover series with Capcom, Capcom vs. SNK.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Terry Bogard, the main protagonist of Fatal Fury and regular combatant in The King of Fighters, was confirmed on September 4, 2019 to be the fourth DLC character in the Fighters Pass for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He was released on November 6, 2019, along with his stage King of Fighters Stadium and 50 music tracks not just from Fatal Fury, but also from the The King of Fighters, Alpha Mission, Ikari Warriors, Athena, Psycho Soldier, Art of Fighting, Samurai Shodown, and Metal Slug series. Alongside spirits from Fatal Fury, spirits from Art of Fighting, The King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown, Psycho Solider, and Ikari Warriors also appear. Finally, Mii Costumes of SNK characters show up as DLC, with Ryo Sakazaki from Art of Fighting and Iori Yagami from The King of Fighters as costumes for the Mii Brawler, and Nakoruru from Samurai Shodown as an outfit for the Mii Swordfighter.

Trivia[edit]

  • SNK is the third company represented in the Smash Bros. series to have competed against Nintendo in the console market, after Sega and Microsoft. As with the former, however, it stopped producing its own consoles before providing content for Smash Bros., and like the latter, it released some games for Nintendo's consoles despite producing a competing system.
    • Unlike the former two, one of their consoles is mentioned in-game, as the NEO GEO logo appears on one of Terry's hats.
  • SNK is the fourth third-party company to be introduced to the Super Smash Bros. series as DLC, the first three being Square Enix, Atlus, and Microsoft.
  • SNK's The King of Fighters series actually played a part in the creation of the Super Smash Bros. series, as Masahiro Sakurai got the idea to create a newcomer-friendly fighting game after effortlessly winning against a young couple in King of Fighters '95.
    • Additionally, the concept of characters from multiple SNK games colliding in The King of Fighters also directly inspired Masahiro Sakurai for the premise of Super Smash Bros.[1]
  • SNK and Namco are the third party companies with the most universes represented.

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