Neo Geo Online Collection Games Go Offline Next Month

By Spencer . August 4, 2010 . 3:24pm

imageMost 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.

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  • Nine months of online is better than no online at all.

    • ECM

      They sold it as online-capable and nine months must be record time for such functionality to be tossed–don’t make excuses for nonsense like this.

  • Online or no online, that box set is sexy! I’d buy it here if they released it in the U.S. I own a couple of the Japanese SNK online games but you can’t play them online outside of Japan. Too bad all games don’t do peer to peer.

  • Advent_Andaryu

    If these games would make it to the PSN, SNK could make some major money off of it, if the online is good. Knowing them though, they would put it only on 360 and completely ignore the PS3.

    • cowcow

      WTF is wrong with them??

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