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19 March 2007
The Art of Flying
Just what is The Art of Flying by SNK for the PlayStation 2? I took five minutes to poke around the web and I came up empty. It sure sounds intriguing, and Sony's PlayStation.com RSS feed indicates it's coming out this month, but I can't find anything about it other than that one page.
--Matt Matthews at 21:40
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Heh.

Surely Art of Fighting.

I've got all three for MVS right here. Third one in particular is nice.

By Blogger Jeremy, at 19 March, 2007 22:09  

I thought about that, but couldn't find a listing for such a game except a Japanese collection released a year ago. No one is listing it: Amazon, EB Games, GameSpot.

Which is to say, Art of Fighting and Art of Flying both don't exist as far as North American PS2 games go...

By Blogger jvm, at 19 March, 2007 23:47  

Kotaku: Art of Fighting Collection comes stateside --

http://kotaku.com/gaming/snk/art-of-fighting-collection-comes-stateside-240483.php

"To say that SNK's Art of Fighting is pretty niche at this point may be an understatement. The 2D Neo Geo fighter saw its debut in arcades in the early '90s, hot on the heels of arcade smash Street Fighter II, but was rendered arguably obsolete by the company's own The King of Fighters series. After eleven KoF games, I'd be surprised if SNK Playmore revisits Art of Fighting in any new way.

But it appears that SNK Playmore is tapping into fighter nostalgia, as it will be bringing Geese Howard, Mr. Karate, and the rest of the Art of Fighting crew to the PlayStation 2 this spring with the Art of Fighting Anthology. It collects all three arcade releases on one handy disc. It's sure to sell well into the triple digits."

Amazing what Google can find.

By Blogger Jeremy, at 20 March, 2007 07:51  

Of course, Kotaku misses the point entirely.

Art of Fighting is the prequel to Fatal Fury, and King of Fighters is the alternate reality remake of those two series that permits the SNK "dream match" crossover fights to occur.

Enough geeking out on SNK.

By Blogger Jeremy, at 20 March, 2007 07:52  

Well, that solves the mystery: they meant Art of Fighting. Now when will a retailer actually bother to list it?

By Blogger jvm, at 20 March, 2007 08:52  

The question should be "Why is SNK Playmore bringing over the one collection no one in the US demanded?"

The conspiracy theory I've seen is that they want to guarantee that they can say "We tried to release 2D fighters in the US, and no one bought them." The Fatal Fury or Samurai Shodown collections, or the recent KOFs, might actually sell respectable niche numbers after all.

SNK Playmore still hasn't said anything about US Wii Virtual Console support for the NeoGeo, has it? They've promised (and are listed for) support for the Japanese Virtual Console.

By Anonymous Baines, at 21 March, 2007 00:27  

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