FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WALL, NJ. - April 22, 2005 - SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION, the US publishing arm of the SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION, announced today that they will be releasing KOF: MAXIMUM IMPACT - MANIAX, the first original THE KING OF FIGHTERS title for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, in June 2005. KOF: MAXIMUM IMPACT - MANIAX will have a host of new, innovative features created exclusively for Xbox users.
In addition to having full XboxTM Live support, including Head-to-Head Fighting, Re-match, and Tournament Mode, KOFMI-MANIAX will feature a stop action camera that will allow players to pause the action mid-fight and take pictures of their favorite character from any angle. In Profile Mode, fans can review their characters specialty moves and listen to their various sayings and taunts. Additionally, by fan demand, Xbox users will be able to choose between English and Japanese language each battle.
"SNK has been inundated with letters and emails to bring THE KING OF FIGHTERS series to the Xbox." said Ben Herman, SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION President. "KOF: MAXIMUM IMPACT-MANIAX will be the first of several big Xbox titles from SNK in 2005."
About SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION
Over the past 15 years, SNK has published classic arcade titles such as THE KING OF FIGHTERS, BASEBALL STARS, METAL SLUG, SAMURAI SHODOWN, and FATAL FURY on a wide variety of home gaming and handhelds systems. In June 2003, SNK opened SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION in Wall, New Jersey to again publish arcade classics on the current home and portable gaming systems. The company changed its name to SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION in the Fall of 2004. You can find more information about SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION games at http://www.snkplaymoreusa.com About Xbox
Xbox (http://www.xbox.com) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The tag line, "It's good to play together," captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.
About Xbox Live
Xbox Live, which launched in the United States Nov. 15, 2002, allows gamers to play multiplayer Xbox games with other gamers everywhere via a broadband connection. With a built-in hard drive and Ethernet port, the Xbox console is the only video game system built from the ground up for online gaming, negating the need to buy additional, costly peripherals or upgrades. Xbox Live enables gamers to easily find their friends; talk to other players during game play through the Xbox Communicator headset; download current statistics, new levels and characters to their Xbox hard drive; and play online-all exclusive features to Xbox Live.
THE KING OF FIGHTERS is a registered trademark of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION.