WALL, NJ. - June 28, 2005 - SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION, the US publishing arm of the SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION, announced today that they have shipped KOF: MAXIMUM IMPACT - MANIAX, the first original THE KING OF FIGHTERS 3D title for the XboxÂ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. KOF: MAXIMUM IMPACT - MANIAX will have a host of new, innovative features created exclusively for Xbox users, including a 128 player tournament mode on Xbox LiveÂ® where KOF fans can play and challenge the rest of the world.
KOFMI-MANIAX will feature a stop action camera which allows players to pause the action mid-fight and take pictures of their favorite character from any
angle. In Profile Mode, fans can review their characters specialty moves and listen to their various sayings and taunts. Additionally, by fan demand, Xbox users will be able to choose between English and Japanese language.
KOF: MAXIMUM IMPACT-MANIAX will be supported by a comprehensive marketing campaign that includes extensive print and online advertising, in gaming and mass market consumer media, eye-catching in-store point-of-purchase displays, playable demos available in top gaming publications, and direct mail and email to SNK's growing list of fans.
"SNK will be rolling out a full library of our top fighting titles for Xbox this year." said Ben Herman, SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION President. "KOF:
MAXIMUM IMPACT-MANIAX is just the tip of the iceberg for Xbox owners."
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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