SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Launches to Bring Classic Games to Xbox One
The Definitive Collection of SNK Arcade and Console Hits Arrives on Xbox One, Including as an Xbox One Exclusive Game, Baseball Stars
OAKLAND, CA – May 3, 2019 – Get ready to play the classics—no quarters needed… Developer, Digital Eclipse, and Publisher, Other Ocean, today announced that SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, the definitive collection of arcade and console hits from SNK, has launched for the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X as a digital download, priced at $39.99. This is the most complete, updated, 4K-ready collection of SNK titles, prepared by the restoration wizards at Digital Eclipse. This Xbox One version exclusively includes the fan-requested classic game, Baseball Stars, the first time this game has been part of the collection.
SNK 40th Anniversary Collection includes more than 25 classic titles such as Alpha Mission, Athena, Crystalis, Ikari Warriors, Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road, Ikari Warriors III: The Rescue, Guerilla War, P.O.W., Prehistoric Isle, Psycho Soldier, Street Smart, Iron Tank, TNK III, Vanguard, Chopper I, Fantasy, Munch Mobile, SASUKE vs COMMANDER, Time Soldiers, Beast Busters, Bermuda Triangle, OZMA WARS, PADDLE MANIA, S.A.R., World Wars—and exclusively for Xbox One owners, the Japanese and North American versions of the acclaimed console baseball title, Baseball Stars! Players can get the complete experience by playing both the arcade and home console versions for many of these titles.
“We are beyond excited for the release of SNK 40th Anniversary Collection,” said Stephen Frost, Senior Producer at Digital Eclipse. “The titles showcased in this collection have built the foundation of SNK and greatly influenced the video games industry, so we look forward to gamers from around the world being able to not only play them, but also to learn the interesting history behind them.”
This collection was prepared for Xbox One by Digital Eclipse, which pioneered accurate video game re-releases starting in 1994, well before “emulation” was a household word. Over 20 years later, the company has been reborn as a new kind of studio; one dedicated to not only restoring gaming’s heritage, but to preserving it and keeping it alive and available for future generations.
- The Arcade Comes Home: Save those quarters! Play both arcade and console versions and continuously challenge for another personal best! Choose from over 25 titles and experience an intense blast from the past!
- Modern Meets Retro: The convenience and improvements of modern gaming are all in the collection! Rewind and save at any time while you’re playing, enjoy updated graphics at 4K resolution, and experience redesigned control schemes for a modern feel!
- Enter the SNK Museum: An extensive history of SNK and its games await in the Museum Mode. Explore the legacy of one of Japan’s leading developers with high definition artwork and never before seen promotional assets!
- Xbox One Exclusive – Baseball Stars: For the first time, the hit baseball game, Baseball Stars, is included as part of the collection, with both Japanese and North American versions included!
Developed by Digital Eclipse and published by Other Ocean, SNK 40th Anniversary Edition is now available as a digital download for Xbox One with an MSRP of $39.99. The collection is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. For more info, please visit DigitalEclipse.com.