SNK PLAYMORE USA Announces Two More Vintage Pre-NEOGEO Era Arcade Classics Available Today as PlayStation Mini Titles

21 Aug 2012  by   Press Release

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CHOPPER I and THE NEXT SPACE Return from the late 1980’s to Challenge a New Generation of Gamers

SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION (Corporate HQ: Suita-city, Osaka, Japan, Company President: Ryo Mizufune) is proud to announce the North & South American release of 2 more nostalgic SNK Arcade Classics (“CHOPPER I” and “THE NEXT SPACE” as PlayStation® Minis titles on PSP® (also compatible with PS3™), via the “New Releases” category and the “SNK NEOGEO” Featured Publishers page available on the PlayStation®Store, from Tuesday, August 21st, 2012.

The SNK minis titles are a commemorative “retro-arcade emulation” project that allows players to enjoy a grand collection of action, shooting, platform, and action/puzzle titles. Many of these nostalgic, highly innovative arcade classics released during SNK’s Golden Age of action-shooting, etc. during the 80’s, are now exclusively available on PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) and compatible on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system as well for even greater enjoyment!

The previous sets of titles included some of SNK’s arcade masterpieces such as “ATHENA”, “IKARI WARRIORS”, “GUERRILLA WAR”, “STREET SMART”, and “VANGUARD”, along with a number of other lesser known, yet revolutionary titles to be enjoyed by both retro gamers and younger generations of players alike.

“As we will continue to follow up in releasing more nostalgic arcade classics via PS minis on PlayStation®Network, make sure to stay tuned by becoming a member of our frequently updated official Facebook Fan Page:http://www.facebook.com/NeoGeoStation for more info!”

List of the minis titles available to download via the PlayStation®Store from August 21st, 2012.

GAME TITLE Release Date Price
CHOPPER I Aug 21, 2012 $2.99
THE NEXT SPACE Aug 21, 2012 $2.99

CHOPPER I
Infiltrate the enemy territory and take down enemy choppers, tanks and boats in this vertically scrolling helicopter shooting game released by SNK in 1988.

THE NEXT SPACE
Pilot a spaceship, collect various speed and weapon items to take down a multitude of enemies, and restore peace to the galaxy in this vertical scrolling shooter released by SNK in 1989.

  • 2P gameplay / ad-hoc functionality is not available for this software
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