When the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection was originally released for the PS4 and Nintendo Switch, Xbox One owners found themselves left out in the cold. Time has passed and Xbox players can finally get their hands on this collection. Even better, SNK is throwing in a platform exclusive bonus. The Xbox One version of SNK 40th Anniversary Collection will include Baseball Stars (both Japanese and North American versions) along with all of the other games.
The collection will be officially released on May 2nd but you can buy and preload it right now from the Xbox store. The price is $39.99 USD.
SNK was a big deal for arcades and home consoles throughout the 1980s and the 90s – especially their fighting games. This collection boasts 25 classic games and many of those titles include both the arcade and home console versions.
The press release from publisher Other Ocean offers this description of the collection:
SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, the definitive collection of arcade and console hits from SNK, is scheduled to launch on the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, starting on Friday, May 3 as a digital download only. Fans can pre-order the game starting today at the Microsoft Store to be ready on day one for the most complete, updated, 4K-ready collection of SNK titles, prepared by the restoration wizards at Digital Eclipse and published by Other Ocean. This Xbox One version exclusively includes the fan-requested classic game, Baseball Stars, the first time this game has been part of the collection.
The SNK 40th Anniversary Collection includes classic titles such as Alpha Mission, Athena, Crystalis, Ikari Warriors, Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road, Ikari Warriors III: The Rescue, Guerilla War, P.O.W., Prehistoric Isle, Psycho Soldier, Street Smart, TNK III, Vanguard, Chopper I, Fantasy, Munch Mobile, Sasuke vs. Commander, Time Soldiers, Beast Busters, Bermuda Triangle, Ozma Wars, Paddle Mania, S.A.R., World Wars—and exclusively for Xbox One players, the Japanese and North American versions of the acclaimed console baseball title, Baseball Stars, are included. Gamers can get the complete experience by playing both the arcade and home console versions for many of these titles.