And so, another console manufacturer conference has come and gone, and ironically the big news is not on the main console release front, it’s on the online game front. Especially for SNK Fans, like many of our section regulars are.
What is the big news, you might ask? Well, SNK Playmore announced that not only Garou: Mark of the Wolves is coming to XBLA, but King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match will hit the online gaming marketplace in 2010.
That’s right. King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match will hit X-Box Live Arcade.
I don’t know about you, but this is awesome news. I’ll need to rebuy a PS2 and get it modified to get some understanding of the new game in before we get the online version.
plus for westerners it’s gonna be one of the consoles with a decent online option for KOF2k2 too.
With KOF2k2 being the second most popular game on ggpo no doubt we’re gonna see some of that migration to the 360. Maybe it will be the Revenge version and not the PS2 version (so no bosses/infinites in matchups etc.)
I have a 360 Elite just sitting in my room that all but one person in the house ever touches. =/
Besides all the stuff already mentioned the PS3 opens up a lot more options when it comes to sticks, too. /360haterant
Anyway here’s to hoping the US PSN gets the same treatment. Garou:MOTW is already out on JPN PSN, if I recall correctly. Garou, alone, would make me a happy panda.