SNK

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SNK
Type Public - majority owned by Ledo Millenium
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.

Shin Nihon Kikaku

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.

SNK Corporation and closure

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.

Brezzasoft and Playmore Corporation

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.

SNK Playmore

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.

Acquisition by Ledo Millenium

On August 6, 2015, a Chinese company, Ledo Millenium, acquired the majority control of SNK for $63.5 million USD.

Restoring the SNK name

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 back to SNK.

Video games by Shin Nihon Kikaku

Title System Release Added to museum Notes
Ozma Wars Arcade 1979 Not yet
Yosaku Arcade 1979 NGP: April 7, 2021 A remake is included in the 2000 game The King of Fighters: Battle de Paradise.
Safari Rally Arcade 1980 Not yet
Sasuke vs. Commander Arcade 1980 Not yet

Video games by SNK Corporation

Title System Release Added to museum Notes
Fantasy Arcade 1981 Not yet
Vanguard Arcade 1981 Not yet
Munch Mobile Arcade 1983 Not yet
Alpha Mission Arcade 1985 Not yet
TNK III Arcade 1985 Not yet
Athena Arcade 1985 Not yet
Ikari Warriors Arcade 1985 Not yet
Victory Road Arcade 1985 Not yet
Bermuda Triangle Arcade 1987 Not yet
Guerilla War Arcade 1987 Not yet
Psycho Soldier Arcade 1987 Not yet
Time Soldiers Arcade 1987 Not yet
World Wars Arcade 1987 Not yet
Chopper I Arcade 1988 Not yet
P.O.W.: Prisoners of War Arcade 1988 Not yet
Paddle Mania Arcade 1988 Not yet
Baseball Stars Arcade 1989 Not yet
Beast Busters Arcade 1989 Not yet
Ikari III: The Rescue Arcade 1989 Not yet
Prehistoric Isle Arcade 1989 Not yet
SAR: Search and Rescue Arcade 1989 Not yet
Street Smarts Arcade 1989 Not yet
Crystalis Arcade 1990 Not yet
Magician Lord Arcade 1990 Not yet
NAM-1975 Arcade 1990 Not yet
Puzzled Arcade 1990 Nintendo Switch: August 25, 2017 The arcade version was released through Hamster's Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch.
Alpha Mission II Arcade 1991 Switch: September 11, 2018 The arcade version was released through Hamster's Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch.
Blue's Journey Arcade 1991 Not yet
Burning Fight Arcade 1991 Switch: September 11, 2018 The arcade version was released through Hamster's Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch.
Fatal Fury: King of Fighters Arcade 1991 Not yet
The King of the Monsters Arcade 1991 Switch: September 11, 2018 The arcade version was released through Hamster's Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch.
Mutation Nation Arcade 1991 Not yet
Robo Army Arcade 1991 Not yet
Sengoku Arcade 1991 Not yet
Super Baseball 2020 Arcade 1991 Not yet
Art of Fighting Arcade 1992 Switch: September 11, 2018 The arcade version was released through Hamster's Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch.
Fatal Fury 2 Arcade 1992 Switch: September 11, 2018 The arcade version was released through Hamster's Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch.
Last Blade Arcade 1992 Not yet
Soccer Brawl Arcade 1992 Not yet
Super Sidekicks Arcade 1992 Nintendo Switch: August 8, 2017 The arcade version was released through Hamster's Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch.
World Heroes Arcade 1992 Not yet SNK provided development support to Alpha Denshi.
World Heroes 2 Jet Arcade 1992 Not yet SNK provided development support to ADK.
Fatal Fury Special Arcade 1993 Not yet
Sengoku 2 Arcade 1993 Not yet
Samurai Shodown Arcade 1993 Not yet
World Heroes 2 Arcade 1993 Not yet SNK provided development support to ADK.
Art of Fighting 2 Arcade 1994 Not yet
The King of Fighters '94 Arcade 1994 Switch: August 16, 2018 The arcade version was released through Hamster's Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch.
Samurai Shodown II Arcade 1994 Not yet
Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy Arcade 1994 Not yet
Fatal Fury: Road to the Final Victory Arcade 1995 Not yet
The King of Fighters '95 Arcade 1995 Switch: August 16, 2018 The arcade version was released through Hamster's Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch.
Pulstar Arcade 1995 Not yet
Real Bout Fatal Fury Arcade 1995 Not yet
Samurai Shodown III Arcade 1995 Not yet
World Heroes Perfect Arcade 1995 Not yet SNK provided development support to ADK.
Art of Fighting 3: The Path of the Warrior Arcade 1996 Not yet
The King of Fighters '96 Arcade 1996 Switch: August 16, 2018 The arcade version was released through Hamster's Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch.
Metal Slug Arcade 1996 Switch: September 11, 2018 The arcade version was released through Hamster's Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch.
Neo Turf Masters Arcade 1996 Not yet
Over Top Arcade 1996 Not yet
Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge Arcade 1996 Not yet
The King of Fighters '97 Arcade 1997 Switch: August 16, 2018 The arcade version was released through Hamster's Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch.
Real Bout Fatal Fury Special Arcade 1997 Not yet
Shock Troopers Arcade 1997 Not yet
Blazing Star Arcade 1998 Not yet
The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest Arcade 1998 Switch: August 16, 2018 The arcade version was released through Hamster's Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch.
Metal Slug 2 Arcade 1998 Not yet
Garou: Mark of the Wolves Arcade 1999 Not yet
The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle Arcade 1999 Switch: August 16, 2018 The arcade version was released through Hamster's Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch.
Metal Slug 1st Mission Arcade 1999 Not yet
Metal Slug X Arcade 1999 Switch: January 12, 2021 The arcade version was released through Hamster's Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch.
Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad Arcade 1999 Not yet
The King of Fighters: Battle de Paradise Neo Geo Pocket 2000 April 7, 2021
The King of Fighters 2000 Arcade 2000 Switch: August 16, 2018 The arcade version was released through Hamster's Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch.
Metal Slug 2nd Mission Arcade 2000 Not yet
Metal Slug 3 Arcade 2000 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

Video games by Playmore

Title System Release Added to museum Notes
The King of Fighters 2002 2002 Arcade Switch: October 2, 2020 Developed by Playmore and Eolith.
The arcade version was released through Hamster's Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch.
Metal Slug 4 2002 Arcade Not added yet Developed by Mega Enterprise, BrezzaSoft, Noise Factory, and Playmore.

Video games by SNK Playmore

Title System Release Added to museum Notes
The King of Fighters 2003 2003 Arcade Switch: October 2, 2020 Developed by SNK Playmore.
The arcade version was released through Hamster's Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch.
Metal Slug 5 2003 Arcade Not added yet Developed by Noise Factory and SNK Playmore
Metal Slug 6 2003 Arcade Not added yet Developed by SNK Playmore
Metal Slug Advance 2004 Game Boy Advance Not yet Developed by Noise Factory and SNK Playmore.
The King of Fighters XI 2006 PlayStation 2 Not yet Developed by SNK Playmore
Metal Slug: Evolution 2006 PlayStation 2 Not yet Developed by SNK Playmore.
Metal Slug 7 2008 Nintendo DS Not added yet Developed by SNK Playmore
The King of Fighters XII 2009 Xbox 360 Not yet Developed by SNK Playmore
The King of Fighters XIII 2011 Xbox 360 Not yet Developed by SNK Playmore

Video games by SNK

Title System Release Added to museum Notes
The King of Fighters XIV 2016 PlayStation 4 Not yet