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Trivia / SNK

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  • Colbert Bump: Near the end of the The New '10s, SNK began licensing out their characters to other developers as special guests in their games, with the appearances of Geese Howard in Tekken 7, Haohmaru in Soulcalibur VI, and Terry in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate all increasing recognition of SNK's brand after years of obscurity.
  • Creator Backlash: There is an unspoken, but strictly enforced rule at post-relaunch SNK that any mention by name or allusion to the existence of the character K9999 is banned. As far as they are concerned, the 9,999th clone of Kyo Kusanagi is called Nameless.
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  • Doing It for the Art: Their philosophy. Both their greatest strength and their greatest weakness, and partially responsible for their downfall. Notably, a couple of their games note  saw them spend too much time on the art at the expense on the actual game beneath it.
  • Dueling Games: As noted on the main page, SNK was the big-name rival of Capcom back in the 1990s. This rivalry was plasmed in the most predictable way possible.
  • Follow the Leader: A lot of SNK's pre- and early Neo Geo games were clones of what was popular at the time. Compare Final Fight and Burning Fight, Xevious and Alpha Mission, Hang-On and Riding Hero, Twin Hawk (or, depending which way you look at it, the 19XX series) and Ghost Pilots... etc.
  • The Other Darrin: SNK is actually notable for trying very hard to avert this; some of their characters have had the same voice actor for (over) two decades now, and a handful of those characters have had consistent VAs since their debuts. It's notable because their older characters were from a time when voice acting in video games was generally a novelty, and was delivered by whoever was around. However, starting with The King of Fighters XII, this trope has slowly began to inch up on SNK, probably because the company has to mind the availability of the actors and age has likely caught up to some of the talent. For example, Terry and Kim used to have the same VA (Satoshi Hashimoto), but the role of Kim was assumed by Kazuhiko Nagata from KOF XII onward. As of SNK's relaunch (the time prior to KOF XIV's release and beyond), the vast majority of the voice actors for KOF and Samurai Shodown ended up being recast due to the passage of time and other circumstances, though there are a few exceptions who returned.
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