SNK Playmore is bringing some of their classic titles to the PlayStation 3. The service is called "NEOGEO Station", a download service offered by SNK in which you can download classic games such as The King of Fighters 1994, Samurai Shodown and Fatal Fury. You can play against your friends on PSN and that's a plus...if the netcode doesn't suck. Also, don't expect trophies.
I commend SNK for their efforts but their model is very flawed. You see, SNK released "SNK Arcade Classics volume 1" a few years ago and almost all of the games in that compilation will be in the NEOGEO Station. The price of SNK Arcade Classics? Between $10-15. It's available for the PSP, PS2 and the Wii. I think SNK should do the following:
Offer games that people WANT to play. I like The King of Fighters series but why would they offer this game that people wouldn't play? There are better sequels and yet, SNK chose this one. Fail. Fix the pricing. Now, I will say that these titles originally cost $200-$350 when they were first released around the early 1990's. But, the economy has changed and these prices should be from $3-5. Considering they released a compliation not too long ago, my price suggestion seems justified. Trophies. WHERE ARE THE TROPHIES?!?!?
I hope that in the future, SNK will put out more high quality titles for the masses.
Release Date: December 21, 2010 Price: $8.99/title for the PS3, $6.99/title for the PSP