SNK has announced that a “definitive collection” of arcade and console hit will launch on the Xbox One family of devices in early May as a digital download only.
The 40th Anniversary Collection will be the most complete, updated and 4K-ready collection of SNK titles, prepared by restoration experts Digital Eclipse and published by Other Ocean. The Xbox One version exclusively includes the fan-requested classic game, Baseball Stars, marking the first time this game has been part of a collection.
The collection will include classic titles such as Alpha Mission, Athena, Crytalis, Ikari Warriors, Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road, Ikari Warriors III: Guerilla War, P.O.W., Prehistoric Isle, Psycho Soldier, Street Smart, 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 players, the Japanese and North American versions of Baseball Stars.
Digital Eclipse are experts in the field of restoration dedicated to restoring gaming’s heritage, and preserving it and keeping it alive and available for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.
Key features of the collection will include:
- The Arcade Comes Home: Save those quarters! Play both arcade and console versions and continuously challenge for another personal best! Choose from more than 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!