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WALL, NJ. - May 5, 2005 - SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION, the US publishing arm of the SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION, announced today that they will unveil eight new games for the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, and the GameBoy® Advance at the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles May 18-20. SNK will be located in South Hall, Booth 646.
Debuting at this year's E3 are THE KING OF FIGHTERS NEOWAVE, SAMURAI SHODOWN V, THE KING OF FIGHTERS '94 RE-BOUT, KOF: MAXIMUM IMPACT - MANIAX, METAL SLUG 4/5, and KING OF FIGHTERS 2002/2003 each for the Xbox, METAL SLUG 4/5 for the PlayStation 2, and METAL SLUG 1 for the Nintendo GameBoy Advance.
In addition to the many new games premiering at the show, the SNK booth expects to have swarms of showgoers visiting the booth on Wednesday and Thursday, May 18-19 when noted SNK artist, Falcoon, will be signing limited edition posters of Mai Shiranui from THE KING OF FIGHTERS series. Falcoon, one of the winning artists in last year's Into the Pixel art competition, held at the show will be autographing a different poster each day. The signing will be from 2-4 PM on Wednesday and 10 AM-12 noon on Thursday while supplies last.
"The SNK booth is usually crammed with our fans at E3," commented Ben Herman, SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION president. "With the added excitement of Falcoon signing his limited edition Mai posters for fans, I expect our booth to experience the largest turnout ever to both play our games and to get each of the posters.
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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.
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THE KING OF FIGHTERS, METAL SLUG and SAMURAI SHODOWN are registered trademarks of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION.