SNK

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SNK
Type Private
Founded 1973 (Shin Nihon Kikaku)
1978 (Shin Nihon Kikaku Corporation)
April 1986 (SNK Corporation)
2001 (Brezasoft and Playmore Corporation)
July 7, 2003 (SNK Playmore)
December 1, 2016 (SNK Corporation)
Headquarters Osaka, Japan
Key people Eikichi Kawasaki, founder
Industry video games
Products Video games consoles, video games
Employees not disclosed
Website http://www.snk.co.jp/

SNK is a Japanese video game company.

History

SNK was founded as Shin Nihon Kikaku (新日本企画, New Japan Project) by Eikichi Kawasaki in 1973. The company was reorganized as a stock company in 1978, and was titled Shin Nihon Kikaku Corporation.

The company name was informally shortened to SNK Corporation in 1981. SNK became the official corporate name in April 1986. Aruze purchased SNK Corporation in 2000. Due to financial troubles, SNK Corporation closed on October 22, 2001.

Knowing that the end of SNK was near, Eikichi Kawasaki formed Brezzasoft in 2001 as well as Playmore Corporation on August 1, 2001, before the closure of SNK.

Through Brezzasoft and Playmore, by October 2001, Eikichi Kawasaki had acquired all intellectual property of SNK. By 2002, Brezzasoft became a wholly owned subsidiary of Playmore. On July 7, 2003, to firmly establish itself as the successor of the company, Playmore Corporation was renamed SNK Playmore Corporation.

On April 25, 2016, Playmore was removed from the logo and the original slogan, "The Future Is Now", was reintroduced. On December 1, 2016, SNK Playmore officially changed its corporate name to SNK.

Video games by Shin Nihon Kikaku

Title System Release Added to museum Notes
Micon Block Arcade 1978 Not yet
Ozma Wars Arcade 1979 Not yet
Safari Rally Arcade 1980 Not yet

Video games by SNK

Title System Release Added to museum Notes
Alpha Mission 1985
1986
1987
2017
2018
Arcade
Famicom
NES
PlayStation 4
Switch
Not yet
Alpha Mission II 1991
1994
2017
2017
2017
2017
MVS / AES
Neo Geo CD
Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Switch: September 11, 2018
Art of Fighting 1992
1993
1993
1994
1994
2007
2007
2010
2017
2017
2017
2017
MVS / AES
SNES
Genesis
Neo Geo CD
PCEngine CD
PlayStation 2
Wii
PlayStation 3
Switch
PS4
Xbox One
Windows
Switch: September 11, 2018
Art of Fighting 2 1994
1994
2007
2008
2017
2017
2017
2018
MVS / AES
Super Famicom
PlayStation 2
Wii
PS4
Xbox One
Windows
Switch
Not yet
Art of Fighting 3: The Path of the Warrior 1996
1996
2007
2011
2017
MVS / AES
Neo Geo CD
PlayStation 2
Wii
Switch
Not yet
Blazing Star 1998 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Blue's Journey 1991 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Burning Fight 1991 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Switch: September 11, 2018
Fatal Fury: King of Fighters 1991 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Fatal Fury 2 1992 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Switch: September 11, 2018
Fatal Fury Special 1993 PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows Not yet
Fatal Fury: Road to the Final Victory 1995 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Garou: Mark of the Wolves 1999 Nintendo Switch Not yet
The King of Fighters '94 1994 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Switch: August 16, 2018
The King of Fighters '95 1995 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Switch: August 16, 2018
The King of Fighters '96 1996 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Switch: August 16, 2018
The King of Fighters '97 1997 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Switch: August 16, 2018
The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest 1998 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Switch: August 16, 2018
The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle 1999 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Switch: August 16, 2018
The King of Fighters 2000 2000 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Switch: August 16, 2018
The King of Fighters 2002 2002
2003
2004
2005
2010
2015
MVS / AES
Dreamcast
PlayStation 2
Xbox
Xbox 360
Windows
Not yet Developed by Playmore and Eolith
The King of Fighters 2003 2003
2004
2005
2015
MVS / AES
PlayStation 2
Xbox
PlayStation 3
Not yet Developed by SNK Playmore
The King of Fighters XI 2005
2006
2014
Atomiswave
PlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
Not yet Developed by SNK Playmore
The King of Fighters XII 2009
2009
2009
Arcade
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
Not yet Developed by SNK Playmore
The King of Fighters XIII 2010
2011
2011
2011
2012
2015
Arcade
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
iOS
Android
Windows
Not yet Developed by SNK Playmore
The King of Fighters XIV 2016
2017
2017
PlayStation 4
Windows
Arcade
Not yet
The King of the Monsters 1991 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Last Blade 1992 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Magician Lord 1990 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Metal Slug 1996 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Metal Slug 1st Mission 1999 Neo Geo Pocket Color Not yet
Metal Slug 2 1998 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Metal Slug 2nd Mission 2000 Neo Geo Pocket Color Not yet
Metal Slug 3 2000 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Metal Slug 4 2002 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not added yet Developed by Mega Enterprise, BrezzaSoft, Noise Factory, and Playmore.
Metal Slug 5 2003 MVS
AES
Not added yet Developed by Noise Factory and SNK Playmore
Metal Slug 6 2003 MVS
AES
Not added yet Developed by SNK Playmore
Metal Slug 7 2008 Nintendo DS Not added yet Developed by SNK Playmore
Metal Slug Advance 2004 Game Boy Advance Not yet Developed by Noise Factory and SNK Playmore.
Metal Slug: Evolution 2006 PlayStation 2 Not yet Developed by SNK Playmore.
Metal Slug X 1999 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Mutation Nation 1991 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
NAM-1975 1990 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Neo Turf Masters 1996 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Over Top 1996 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Pulstar 1995 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Puzzled 1990 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Nintendo Switch: August 25, 2017
Real Bout Fatal Fury 1995 PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows Not yet
Real Bout Fatal Fury Special 1997 PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows Not yet
Robo Army 1991 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Samurai Shodown 1993 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Samurai Shodown II 1994 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Samurai Shodown III 1995 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge 1996 Nintendo Switch Not yet
Sengoku 1991 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Sengoku 2 1993 PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows Not yet
Shock Troopers 1997 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad 1999 Nintendo Switch Not yet
Soccer Brawl 1992 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Super Baseball 2020 1991 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Super Sidekicks 1992 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Nintendo Switch: August 8, 2017
Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy 1994 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
Vanguard 1981 Arcade Not yet
World Heroes 1992 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
World Heroes 2 1993 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet
World Heroes 2 Jet 1992 PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows Not yet
World Heroes Perfect 1995 Nintendo Switch Not yet

Video games by Brezzasoft

Title System Release Added to museum Notes
The Crystal of Kings 2001 Brezzasoft Crystal System Not yet Developed by Brezzasoft and Eolith
Jockey Grand Prix 2001 MVS Not yet Developed by Brezzasoft and Sun Amusement
The King of Fighters 2001 2001 Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Not yet Developed by Brezzasoft and Eolith
V-Liner 2001 MVS Not yet Developed by Brezzasoft and DYNA