SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION Announces "KOF: MAXIMUM IMPACT – MANIAX" for Xbox

SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION Announces "KOF:
MAXIMUM IMPACT – MANIAX" for Xbox

Exclusive, Innovative New Features for
Xbox Owners Only

WALL, NJ. – April 22, 2005 – SNK PLAYMORE USA
CORPORATION, the US publishing arm of the SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION, announced
today that they will be releasing KOF: MAXIMUM IMPACT – MANIAX, the first
original THE KING OF FIGHTERS title for the Xbox® video game system from
Microsoft, in June 2005. KOF: MAXIMUM IMPACT – MANIAX will have a host of new,
innovative features created exclusively for Xbox users.

In addition to having full Xbox™ Live
support, including Head-to-Head Fighting, Re-match, and Tournament Mode,
KOFMI-MANIAX will feature a stop action camera that will allow players to pause
the action mid-fight and take pictures of their favorite character from any
angle. In Profile Mode, fans can review their characters specialty moves and
listen to their various sayings and taunts. Additionally, by fan demand, Xbox
users will be able to choose between English and Japanese language each battle.

"SNK has been inundated with letters and
emails to bring THE KING OF FIGHTERS series to the Xbox." said Ben Herman, SNK
PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION President. "KOF: MAXIMUM IMPACT-MANIAX will be the
first of several big Xbox titles from SNK in 2005."

 

About SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION

Over the past 15 years, SNK has published
classic arcade titles such as THE KING OF FIGHTERS, BASEBALL STARS, METAL SLUG,
SAMURAI SHODOWN, and FATAL FURY on a wide variety of home gaming and handhelds
systems. In June 2003, SNK opened SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION in Wall,
New Jersey to again publish arcade classics on the current home and portable
gaming systems. The company changed its name to SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION in
the Fall of 2004. You can find more information about SNK PLAYMORE USA
CORPORATION games at


http://www.snkplaymoreusa.com
About
Xbox

Xbox (http://www.xbox.com)
is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most
exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive
collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live
online service. The tag line, "It’s good to play together," captures the spirit
of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is
now available in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.

About Xbox Live

Xbox Live, which launched in the United
States Nov. 15, 2002, allows gamers to play multiplayer Xbox games with other
gamers everywhere via a broadband connection. With a built-in hard drive and
Ethernet port, the Xbox console is the only video game system built from the
ground up for online gaming, negating the need to buy additional, costly
peripherals or upgrades. Xbox Live enables gamers to easily find their friends;
talk to other players during game play through the Xbox Communicator headset;
download current statistics, new levels and characters to their Xbox hard drive;
and play online-all exclusive features to Xbox Live.

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THE KING OF FIGHTERS is a registered
trademark of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION.