By Spencer . August 4, 2010 . 3:24pm
Most of the SNK compilations for PlayStation 2 such as Fatal Fury: Battle Archives Vol. 1 and Samurai Shodown Collection included online play in Japan. And that feature won’t be around much longer.
KDDI is pulling the plug on September 20, which will make the Neo Geo Online Collection titles just like the North American counterparts, which never had an online mode. Service went live in 2004 so it lasted about six years.
That’s not too bad, but SNK sold Neo Geo Online Collection box sets on December 28, 2009. Each compilation cost 9,980 yen ($115) and online play was touted as a selling point.