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SNK Ships King of Fighters 2006 for PlayStation 2

Wall, New Jersey Sep 19, 2006 SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION, the US publishing arm of the SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION, announced THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2006 has shipped for the PlayStation ® 2 computer entertainment system to retailers across North America. THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2006 is the latest installment of SNK's 3D fighting game franchise designed specifically for the PlayStation ® 2 system, and produced by noted artist and designer, Falcoon.

Currently celebrating its twelfth year as one of the most popular fighting video game franchises in the history of gaming, THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2006 features characters from THE KING OF FIGHTERS: MAXIMUM IMPACT, as well as greats from the annals of SNK's massive arcade history, including Richard Myer from the FATAL FURY series, Hanzo Hattori from SAMURAI SHODOWN, Fio from METAL SLUG and B. Jenet from GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES. Critics are already piling on the praise in their reviews of THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2006. "Same great KOF fighting formula, repackaged with fancy 3D visuals, fast gameplay, and an extensive combo system- Cheer to you, SNK Playmore," said Official PlayStation Magazine in their October 2006 issue. And Hardcore Gamer gushed, "KOF2K6 delivers on the promise of its predecessor- and my GOD the fanservice is through the roof."

King of Fighters 2006 Game Features:

- 38 characters including 14 hidden characters and 4 new fighters. - Classic SNK characters Kula Diamond and Billy Kane, for the first time in 3D - Beautiful background stages including NEOGEO Land - In-depth storyline featuring a different ending for each character - Challenge and Party mode featuring all-new mini-games - English and Japanese voice options

About SNK Playmore USA Corporation

Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION (SNK) develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1978, SNK is one of the largest privately held interactive entertainment content providers in the world. Known for such franchises as THE KING OF FIGHTERS, METAL SLUG, and SAMURAI SHODOWN, SNK continues to be an industry leader by focusing on their rich arcade history. More information on SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION can be found at www.snkplaymore.co.jp SNK PLAYMORE USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION with offices in Wall, NJ. It handles operations in North America, including publishing, marketing, development and localization. More information on SNK PLAYMORE USA can be found at www.snkplaymoreusa.com

Website: http://www.snkplaymoreusa.com

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