We in the fighting game community are more than well aware of SNK’s notable properties, but the company feels like the rest of the world isn’t appreciating the likes of King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown, and Fatal Fury like it should.
Enter the new SNK Universe Project, an endeavor aimed at growing global awareness and engagement of SNK content by diversifying it across multiple forms of entertainment.
Details are somewhat sparse on exactly how SNK will go about achieving all this, though it seems the Universe Project will be a relatively large undertaking.
“SNK will branch out from the fighting game genre for which it is so well known,” notes the press release, “and even traverse entertainment mediums entirely by entering the worlds of manga, anime, film, and music (among others).”
We’ve seen a number of video games garner shows on platforms such as Netflix in recent years, and it would only reason that with the major successes of films such as the Mario and Sonic movies, film and television production companies would be more willing to take on gaming IPs.
More on the Universe Project will be revealed at New York Comic Con 2023, which runs from October 12-15, 2023 in New York City via a MANGA DIVE total immersion production. We actually know of at least one other fighting game announcement en route for the event, so it should be fruitful for the FGC.
For more information now, check out the SNK news page and let us know in the comments what you hope to see from this exciting new endeavor.