NeoGeo Battle Coliseum Heads To Xbox Live Arcade On June 9

By Spencer . May 31, 2010 . 3:26am


SNK’s Xbox Live Arcade wave continues with NeoGeo Battle Coliseum. The publisher set June 9th as the game’s release date in Japan.


NeoGeo Battle Coliseum brings characters from NeoGeo fighting games including The King of Fighters, Fatal Fury, Samurai Shodown, World Heroes, and The Last Blade together in a 2 on 2 tag team battles. The Xbox Live Arcade release adds online play to the mix and revised sprite work.


Spend 800 Microsoft Points ($10) and you can set up matches with Cyber Woo and Athena. A North American release has not been announced, but NeoGeo Battle Coliseum was rated by the USK in Germany. Yeah, that country is an ocean away, but if a Western release is being planned it won’t just be for Germany.


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  • Call me crazy, but this is one of my favorite rosters in a fighting game. I forgot which SNK game it was (Garou?) but when they do bring this over hopefully they’ll translate all of it this time, heh.

    Speaking of fighting games showing up online, Karnov’s Revenge (aka Fighter’s History Dynamite) is going to be released on the Japanese Virtual Console in June. I haven’t played that game, but I’d be interested in trying it out.

    • CrimsonFlamesX

      It was KOF98UM that was half translated. Which I still lol at, after fights with friends.

  • I’m not sure if it’s just me or not, but I’m sure that June 9th represents a North American and European date as well.

    If Metal Slug XX was released on the same day as Japan, I might get that kind of hutch.

    • Yeah, NGBC probably will come out the same day – that’s why I posted about this. Most XBLA games launch in NA simultaneously even if they don’t hit other regions.

  • thaKingRocka

    Just like every other SNK XBLA release, this one will probably have the ultimate dealbreaker for me: the inability to toggle the filter or the wallpaper. I can’t believe they’ve left these options out of every single one of their XBLA releases, and it has kept me from buying 5 or 6 games that I would have bought without blinking.

    • No offense to you. But that is kind of ANAL. You should be happy they are still releasing games to begin with. You do not play the Wallpaper and filter. You play the game. If you do not like the Resolution buy the AW version.

      • thaKingRocka

        I like my games to look good. That’s all the explanation I’ll ever need, but I will ramble for a moment or two. I like games looking crisp and clean, especially sprite-based games. Call me whatever you want, but I hate when they smear vaseline on the lens and call it smoothing, and that obnoxious yellow-dominant wallpaper in Garou was pretty hard on the eyes.

        I am happy that they are still around, but if they want to continue sticking around, they’ll need to include the options that nearly every other company provides as standard. I understand that MS doesn’t want companies releasing games that don’t fill the screen, but I had an argument with a UFO rep once who conceded when he saw that competitors were providing a workaround by allowing consumers to adjust the wallpaper opacity.

        I have both the JP and NA versions of NGBC, and I would spend the money on this third edition. The money’s ready for them if SNK can get it together and do the simplest of things: allow gamers to play the games without the added nonsense. Capcom extended the screen of MvC2 in lieu of adding wallpaper, and they let you turn it off. That’s how you do business if you ask me.

  • cmurph666


  • Why is this not on PS…oh, I’m not even going to bother anymore. SNK don’t seem to understand the concept of logic anymore.

    • Advent_Andaryu

      I was wondering that also. Why not put this on the PSN as well? It would sale for sure, this is a rare game to begin with and this version has better looking sprites.

      Maybe later down the road SNK? I really hope so.

  • JustAnotherTraveler

    And just like all their other XBLA releases, this one will have terrible netcoding.

  • Why not play in it’s original aspect ration in 4:3?

    I would never want to play a game with wallpaper to being with.

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