SNK Gals' Fighters, a NEOGEO Pocket Color game, made its way to Switch recently. That makes it the second NEOGEO Pocket Color game to come to Switch. In an interview with Siliconera, Adam Laatz, Director of Business Development at SNK Corporation, shares an interesting tidbit on how this port came about.
Along with the developers of these ports over at Code Mystics based in Vancouver, we had discussed bringing NEOGEO Pocket Color (NGPC) content to modern platforms numerous times in the past. Unfortunately that never came to fruition for various reasons…
However, is it largely thanks to the combination of Nintendo’s “hybrid” console & portable system being a perfect fit for these retro releases, and the strong recommendation and support from a friend at Nintendo who is based here in Tokyo that we were able to make this happen.
Now that there are two NEOGEO Pocket Color games on Switch, can we expect more down the line? Laatz makes it seem like there's a very good chance.
We can definitely say that as long as there is interest from SNK fans and retro-gamers, SNK is confident and committed to bringing more NGPC content (ports to Nintendo Switch) if the demand is there! Pleased stay tuned for upcoming announcements.
Instead of just one game, how about an entire collection for Switch? Again, Laatz seems like that could happen as well.
While we are monitoring the results of our recent release of SNK Gals’ Fighters on Nintendo eShop and gauging interest from our fans/customers, this is definitely in the cards if we continue to see such a positive response.
While there are a number of paths we can take in order to realize some sort of compilation, thanks to our friends over at partners such as Pix’n Love Editions and Limited Run Games, physical release(s) are definitely a possibility IMHO.