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Archived News and Rumors

December 25, 2001
Guilty Gear XX | Source
The Madman's Cafe

Reported by the Madman's Cafe, Sammy has announced the next game in the Guilty Gear series Guilty Gear XX. Current screenshots show two new characters, one named Slayer and Bridget. Looking through the screenshots it seems that all characters from GGX will be returning with the exception of Zato-1. Check out the site to see the screenshots.


SFA3 Info & Portable CvS2? | Source SPOnG.com

Spong.com recently interviewed Crawfish about their progress on their conversion of SFA3 for the GBA, and some new details have popped up. The game is to be a port of the Dreamcast version of SFA3 with the inclusion of three new characters, Yun, Maki, and Eagle. The World Tour Mode, once said to be one of the modes in the game will not be included. All other modes will be included, even Dramatic Battle.

The end of the interview states that a portable version of Capcom vs SNK 2 was being discussed between Crawfish and Capcom, however it states that "due to uncertain issues surrounding the use and costings of SNK characters, it has been shelved for the time being."


The King of Fighters EX released | Source National Console Support

In other news The King of Fighters EX was recently released in Japan. I have yet to play this game but I've been reading a few impressions on the game and will post them in the KoF EX section.


November 11, 2001
Next Capcom fighter on Gamecube? | Source
Cloudchaser Nintendo

This is purley rumour at the moment, but is still worth mentioning. Cloudchaser Nintendo is reporting that Capcom has plans on making a "combat pad" for use on the Gamecube, which would come with an upcoming fighting game. If this rumour is true, it seems that the next Capcom fighter could appear on the Gamecube, whatever that may be.


Handheld Fighting Mania | Source Gamespot

Well, I haven't updated the news section in awhile, so I thought I'd try putting something here. Anyways if you haven't heard the GBA is going to be home to quite a few 2D fighting games. Along with the already released Super Street Fighter II Turbo: Revival, there are also plans to release Street Fighter Alpha 3, The King of Fighters EX: Neoblood, and Guilty Gear Advance.

On a side note, Marevlous Entertainment, the ones making KoF EX, also plans on releasing the game with a special edition Gameboy Advance. The special edition features the game's logo, and the symbols of Kyo and Iori's clan.


November 08, 2001
Aruze lawsuit | Source The Magic Box

Aruze, the parent company of SNK, mentioned that the stockholders of SNK has filed a lawsuit at the Osaka District Court of Japan, against Aruze and 5 executives of SNK. The stockholders request a damage compensation of 27.5 billion yen in total, because they believe Aruze has incorrectly increase the third party allocation capital of SNK, which caused the company to go bankrupt.



October 29, 2001
SNK's Farwell | Source
NeoGeo

Final words from SNK:
Dear All NEOGEO fans/customers,
It is with deepest grief that In the Autumn of 2001,
SNK will close the company history in its business.
It was all of your favor and encouragement which made our passion running
to make better games for SNK fans.
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank and everyone of you
for your continuous help and assistance rendered to SNK since its inocorporation in Japan July in 1978.
Without your support, SNK Corporaton would not have been possible throughout 23 yers of operation.
With all our heart-felt gratitude, thank you once again!.




September 10, 2001
New GBA SFA3 fighters? | Source
The Magic Box

Rumours abound that Capcom's port of Street Fighter Alpha 3 for the Game Boy Advance will feature three new characters. The three mentioned are Yun from the Street Fighter 3 series, Maki from Final Fight and the recent Capcom vs SNK 2, and Eagle from Street Fighter 1 and Capcom vs SNK 2.



August 04, 2001
Capcom vs SNK 2 Boss | Source
The Madman's Cafe

The final boss for CvS2 has just been discovered. According to the MMCafe, the final bosses are Shin Akuma (Gouki) and G. Rugal. Check out the site for more information and a movie that shows off G.Rugal.



July 28, 2001
Capcom vs SNK 2 Tidbits | Source
The Madman's Cafe

The Madman's Cafe has posted up some news about Capcom vs SNK 2. Capcom plans on releasing the Playstation 2 version with a modem, which will allow online play on the Playstation 2. The Dreamcast version will be released with a special disk called "Capcom Taisen Fan Disk" which will include (quoted from MMCafe):

"the disk will include complete VMU data of 19 capcom fighter game titles, an Illustration gallery of the Capcom vs SNK series, and a high-level replay data collection for Capcom Vs SNK 2.


SNK vs Capcom: Card Fighters 2 Expanded Edition | Source The Magic Box

The Magic Box has reported that SNK plans on releasing Card Fighters 2 for the NGPC in Japan on Setpember 13, for 4500 yen. The game will feature a link up ability with the Dreamcast version of Capcom vs SNK 2, which will also be released on the same day.


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