What a good day for rumors. If you’ve been searching the web for videogame news today you’ll sure have seen the NEO GEO Battle Coliseum 2 rumor spreading around. As it was seen by a set of photos in imgur, a NEO GEO Battle Coliseum 2 videogame is currently in development by SNK, a sequel to the 2005 NEO GEO Battle Coliseum in the arcades.
The game is rumored to feature characters from all SNK’s franchises The King Of Fighters, Fatal fury, Samurai Shodown and Metal Slug. Down below you can see a list with the characters listed to be in NEO GEO Battle Coliseum 2 as found in the photos:
- Yuki – Ai (From the first Game)
- Kyo Kusanagi – Iori Yagami (KOF series)
- Terry Bogard – Rock Howard (Fatal fury)
- Andy Bogard – Mai shiranui (Fatal fury)
- Geese Howard – Wolfgang Krauser (Fatal fury)
- Mr Karate 2 – Robert Garcia (Art Of Fighting)
- Mr Big – John Crawley (Art Of Fighting)
- Haohmaru – Kibagami Genjuro (Samurai shodown)
- Nakoruru – Rimururu (Samurai shodown)
- Kaede – Moriya Minaka (The Last Blade)
- Marco rossi – Fio (Metal Slug)
- Sho Hayate – Kim Sue (Kizuna Encounter)
- Fuuma – Hanzo (world Heroes)
- Ralf Jones – Clark Still (Ikari Warriors and KOF)
- Athena Asamiya – Sie Kensou (Psycho soldiers and KOF)
- Kusanagi Joe – Kisarah Westfield (Aggressors of Dark Kombat)
- Bosses Include: Goodman – Mizuchi – Neo Dio among others
What we can also find by the possible leak is that the game features cel-shaded graphics just like the Dragon Ball or the Naruto fighting games. The leak also hints something about the story of NEO GEO Battle Coliseum 2. As KoFWorld translates the leak:
In this, rumored, sequel, a mysterious character is trying to gather powers from all the famous SNK characters throughout history, and so warriors from different times and locations will gather to fight this unknown force.
Last but not least the characters may have the ability to change forms mid-battle with examples given for Orochi Iori, Nakroruru to Rera and Geese. Is this enough to keep us hyped for a possible announce of NEO GEO Battle Coliseum 2 later this year? Or is it just a false rumor?
If you are interested in more NEO GEO titles, some of them like King of Fighters and Metal Slug are announced to get released on Nintendo Switch.