SNK is re-releasing a bunch of its classic retro games in a compilation on the Nintendo Switch.
Following Capcom's big Street Fighter and Mega Man collections, NIS America is bringing a bunch of classic SNK arcade and console games to the Nintendo Switch, further cementing the idea that the Switch is either A) not getting traditional Virtual Console game store support or B) Virtual Console isn't coming for quite some time. Given these collections, and that ACA is selling a bunch of re-released old-school games on the Switch for $7.99 a pop, option A is looking more and more likely.
The SNK 40th Anniversary Collection will include a number of hits like Vanguard and Ikari Warriors, but I'm admittedly mostly excited to play Crystalis, which is definitely one of my favorite NES games of all time. The games bundle will have most of the options you'd expect including save states and optimized graphics.
The following games have been confirmed but more titles will be added in the future.
- Alpha Mission
- Ikari Warriors
- Ikari Warriors 2: Victory Road
- Ikari Warriors 3: The Rescue
- Guerrilla War
- Prehistoric Isle in 1930
- Psycho Soldier
- Street Smart
- TNK III
• Collection of Classics in Your Hands! - Take a piece of SNK history with you wherever you go on Nintendo Switch. Choose from over a dozen titles and experience an intense blast from the past!
• Modern Meets Retro! - The convenience and improvements of modern gaming are all in the collection! Rewind and save at any time while you're playing, enjoy updated graphics at 1080p resolution, and experience redesigned control schemes for a modern feel!
• Enter the SNK Museum - An extensive history of SNK and its games await in the Museum Mode. Explore the legacy of one of Japan's leading developers with high definition artwork and original promotional assets!
The collection is up for pre-order now and you can grab a special edition for $64.99. The compilation is expected to ship Fall 2018.