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Nov092010

« Interview with SNK Playmore's Shinya Morishita on King of Fighters XIII »

Coopa and myself had a chance to talk with SNK Playmore's Director of US Relations, Shinya Morishita. Kennyon helped us out a bit by translating the questions and answers back and forth, so big shout outs to him. A few of the questions seemed to get lost in translation, but there is some good info in this interview for sure.

First off, we asked him when King of Fighters XIII is coming out for consoles and he responds that it's coming in 2011 for sure, but didn't give a specific date. He also mentions they are planning a lot of events around the console release too, so something to look forward to. 

I also asked him how the game and their other franchises are doing worldwide considering that sometime back, before KOFXIII hit arcades, SNK Playmore mentioned that if the game does not do well it could be their last. Though the question caught Mr. Morishita off guard, he mentioned that they are bringing back a lot of their older franchises to boost brand awareness and over all things are going good, so nothing to worry about there.

With the venue being so loud and us not having proper mics and what not (please donate so we can get better gear!), some of this audio is hard to make out, so if you have any questions about this interview post up in the comments and let us know!

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Reader Comments (12)

Good job hopping on an opportunity to bag a great interview! Language barriers suck but great job for an impromptu deal.

good to hear about what a less popular franchise is up to. I started playing kof and that shit is so intense haha I'm hella hype about xiii dropping.

btw I love any of the shots of Kennyo and haunts standing next to each other lol

November 9, 2010 | Registered CommenterShway

Very nice interview. Always looking forward to KOF 13 news.

November 9, 2010 | Registered CommenterWhiteboywilly

Would be nice to see them do a 3D Fatal Fury or Last Blade game if they're bringing it back.

November 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlstein

One question I wouldve loved answered is why all their games are XBL exclusive. I would've loved to get NGBC and KoF2002UM for PSN.

November 9, 2010 | Registered CommenterNite

@ Alstein: I second that. I miss the Last Blade series...

November 9, 2010 | Registered CommenterStrider-J

Can you please provide a transcript? The interview is very hard to hear with all the background noise.
Thanks.

November 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDhylec

LETS DO IT.

GAROU MARK OF THE WOLVES 2

November 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRunning Wild

sorry couldn't finished seeing the video cuase the venue was too loud. Was there a question of KOF2002UM coming to the PS3?

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe one that matters.

Yeah, please, provide a transcription A/Q, because we can't hear... THKS

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKy0

Let's further "boost brand awareness" by releasing the Last Blade 2 on the Xbox Live Arcade.

November 10, 2010 | Registered CommenterVictormaru

I thought the same as Victormaru when he said "Boosting brand awareness". If only on PS3....

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGunsmith

I will be buying two copies, one for PS3 and Xbox360 and getting all my friends including the ones who spam FPS all day to buy a copy. Support SNK!

November 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWolfie
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