News from Lik Sang

This Christmas SNK announced a present for all NeoGeo fans with the PS2 release of NeoGeo Battle Coliseum. Ported from the recent Atomiswave arcade board release, this is an all-star all-action two on two fighting frenzy. The gigantic roaster of 41 characters pours in from The King of Fighters, Samurai Spirits / Samurai Showdown, Fatal Fury, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Art of Fighting, The Last Blade, World Heroes, Metal Slug and more!

Far beyond a simple port, this PS2 release features survival and practice modes, arranged background music, new 3D backgrounds and completely new stages, a character edit mode and a new bonus boss fighter named Goodman. Online play is also included, although it's unclear at this stage if the mode will work outside of Japan. The official release date is listed on December 22nd and we hope to receive stock this week but amazingly, shipping has not been confirmed to us as of now, which makes us fear SNK Playmore might be up for their classic trick again: postpone at the very last minute and put the title back on TBA status. We sure hope for the best but you never know what these guys are really up to, as such a chaos happened so many times before with them (some of you for sure remember the Metal Slug Advance running joke). Let's wait and see for a couple of more days hoping Santa will help out on this one