SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Comes to Xbox One With an Extra Game

Xbox One Version of SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Launches May 3rd

The SNK 40th Anniversary Collection — which saw a PS4 and Switch release in March 2019 and November 2018 respectively — has been confirmed to launch on Xbox One on May 3rd as a digital download.

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection

Not only does it support Xbox One X, but Xbox owners will also get the fan-requested classic game, Baseball Stars as a bonus pack-in. This is the first time Baseball Stars has been part of the collection. As of this writing, there’s no word on whether PS4 or Switch owners will receive the extra game so for now, we can say it’s exclusive to the Xbox One version. Players will also have access to both the Japanese and North American versions of Baseball Stars.

Other titles included in the Anniversary Collection are Alpha MissionAthenaCrystalisIkari WarriorsIkari Warriors II: Victory RoadIkari Warriors III: The RescueGuerilla WarP.O.W., Prehistoric IslePsycho SoldierStreet SmartTNK IIIVanguardChopper IFantasyMunch MobileSASUKE vs COMMANDERTime SoldiersBeast BustersBermuda TriangleOZMA WARSPADDLE MANIAS.A.R., World Wars.

Here’s a breakdown of key features:

  • The Arcade Comes Home: Save those quarters! Play both arcade and console versions and continuously challenge for another personal best! Choose from more than 25 titles and experience an intense blast from the past!
  • Modern Meets Retro: The convenience and improvements of modern gaming are all in the collection! Rewind and save at any time while you’re playing, enjoy updated graphics at 4K resolution, and experience redesigned control schemes for a modern feel!
  • Enter the SNK Museum: An extensive history of SNK and its games await in the Museum Mode. Explore the legacy of one of Japan’s leading developers with high definition artwork and never before seen promotional assets!
  • Xbox One Exclusive – Baseball Stars: For the first time, the hit baseball game, Baseball Stars, is included as part of the collection, with both Japanese and North American versions included!

The collection is developed by Digital Eclipse, who is known for video game re-releases, and will cost $39.99 USD. A Physical edition was not mentioned.

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SOURCE: Press Release