After SNK closed in 2001, it seemed that it might be the end of an era. However, the company was restarted as SNK Playmore in 2003 and continued publishing games (although hardware still remained dormant). Amazingly, the company has survived an additional eleven years — and apparently “survived” isn’t the right verb. As of July 1 2014, the company has a workforce of 199 people. On July 1 2013, it had 151. That marks over a 30% increase year over year.
Certainly encouraging news for fans of series like Metal Slug, King of Fighters and Fatal Fury. Now let’s get a Neo Geo Pocket Color 2.