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SNK has been having fun with a well-earned return to kind over the previous couple of years with the successes of 2019’s Samurai Shodown and this 12 months’s King of Fighters XV. A big a part of the video games’ heat reception was right down to their nice feel and appear, operating in Unreal Engine for the primary time within the two sequence’ historical past. In an interview with Brian Crecente posted to Unreal’s web site, the builders mentioned the advantages of the engine — and talked about a 3rd, at the moment unknown game within the growth that can be primarily based on Unreal.
This was corroborated by the official SNK Twitter account later, which tweeted: “Samurai Shodown, The King of Fighters XV, and an unnamed new title all use Unreal Engine.” Naturally, this proved very thrilling to followers, lots of whom are hoping this alerts the revival of one other traditional SNK sequence.
Top contenders embody a brand new side-scrolling Metal Slug game, to reinforce the upcoming launch of technique spin-off Metal Slug Tactics, or the return of the Capcom vs SNK sequence, a much-beloved crossover preventing sequence seeing the King of Fighters roster face off in opposition to characters from the Street Fighter franchise. Developer Yasuyuki Oda seemingly snuffed out these hopes in an interview in 2018, however maybe SNK’s successes since 2019 may change the best way the wind blows. For now, although, SNK is holding its playing cards near its chest.