SNK Playmore Corporation (also known as SNK or Playmore) is a Japanesevideo game hardware and software company. SNK is an acronym of Shin Nihon Kikaku(新日本企画?, lit. "New Japan Project"), which was SNK's original name. The company's legal and trading name became SNK in 1986.
The original SNK was founded in Osaka, Japan, in July 1978 by Eikichi Kawasaki and existed until October 22, 2001. Anticipating the end of his first company, Kawasaki founded the company Playmore in August 2001 which became SNK Playmore in 2003. Due to this strong resemblance to the previous company both in name and identity, SNK Playmore is sometimes referred to simply as SNK.
SNK is most notable for creating the Neo Geo family in 1990, which contained many game consoles and arcade systems throughout the 1990s. Their most popular and successful console was the handheld Neo Geo Pocket Color from 1999, which was the last console of the Neo Geo family, which ended in 2001. There was also the NeoGeoWorld theme park, based on the Neo Geo brand.
The Neo-Geo X is an upcoming handheld video game console licensed by SNK Playmore and the latest console released as part of the company's Neo Geo brand. Information about the Neo-Geo X was first reported in January 2012 and the console was later confirmed in March. It marks the first Neo-Geo branded console in 13 years, following the Neo Geo Pocket Color in 1999. The device runs games that ran on the original Neo Geo AES/MVS hardware and comes with 20 original Neo Geo games pre-installed. Additional titles are to be made available on memory cards. The console is to be released in December 2012 as part of a bundle called the Neo-Geo X Gold package, which includes a docking station modeled after the original Neo Geo AES console and a replica of the Neo Geo AES joystick that can be used as a controller for the handheld.
Ryo Sakazaki(リョウ・サカザキ,Ryō Sakazaki?, sometimes written as 坂崎 亮 Sakazaki Ryō) is a video game character developed for the fighting gameArt of Fighting from SNK Playmore (formerly SNK). His name is most often written in kana, although in some games, kanji is used to write parts of his name. In the series, Ryo is a martial artist that practices his family's fighting style, the Kyokugenryu Karate. He and his best friend Robert Garcia enter the Southtown city to rescue Ryo's sister, Yuri Sakazaki. In their fights, Ryo and Robert learn that the Sakazaki became the target from the criminal Geese Howard, and decide to face him. Ryo is also a regular character in the crossover series The King of Fighters, in which he participates in fighting tournament in a team composed of his friends and family. He would also make appearance in other SNK games under the name of Mr. Karate II (二代目Mr.カラテ,Nidaime Misutā Karate?). Additionally, he stars in manhua adaptations of the several series, and appeared in the anime film from Art of Fighting. .
NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition Announced Early Adopters Receive NINJA MASTER'S Game Card, While Supplies Last
Los Angeles, Calif. - October 22, 2012 - Tommo, Inc., in partnership with SNK PLAYMORE, announced the NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition entertainment system. The NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition will include a limited edition game card to accompany the 20 classic NEOGEO® AES games already pre-loaded on the NEOGEO X Handheld, at no additional cost.enggadget.com