Rumor: SNK working on Neo Geo Battle Coliseum 2 (cell shaded?)

Apr 15, 2010
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UPDATE 2:

And there's more

Hello again /neog/, I trust that you've all been good little boys and girls like I asked, yes? Then have some new info.

I see that the leaker from SRK is calling my info false. Based on what he posted, I believe that his source is legitimate, but I don't know why he's trying to discredit me. I guess that his info is outdated or he wasn't given all of it. I didn't want to have to do this, but I will test this leaker...if he is as informed as he claims to be, he should know the meaning of the phrase "Neo Shock Engine" and what it refers to.

First of all, I see a lot of anons asking about Mars People. I haven't seen this character in any playable capacity. Same for Athena, Kensou and General Morden. These characters could be the four DLC that I wasn't told about, or they could be scrapped in the planning stages. I'd also like to note that I haven't seen these "alluring woman" or "serious otaku" characters either. I'm not denying that they might exist, but they aren't in the build I've seen.

To elaborate on K' and Kula's new designs, K' is dressed similar to Liquid Snake, with a long black coat and shirtless beneath it. He still has the leather chaps, the glasses, the pendant, the gloves, everything else is the same. Kula wears a pink leather hoodie with black sleeves and a pendant similar to K's in the shape of her heart sigil. She pulls the hood down in her win pose to reveal that her hair is cut short.

Yuki can transform into characters from Shock Troopers and Sengoku now.

The music is tied to characters instead of stages like the first game. When a character dies it changes themes to the other character's theme just like in MVC. You'll probably be happy with the OST, it has a lot of variety in styles, some songs are heavy metal and some are techno dub-step style but there's also orchestra and traditional style music for the SamSho and Last Blade characters. If you're a longtime SNK fan, you can probably anticipate what characters get what themes.

Stages are based on iconic backgrounds from classic Neo Geo games, like the Esaka station stage from KoF95 and Ukyo's seaside stage from SamSho 2. The arena-styled boss stages from the first game return for the sub bosses, just in case you were wondering. The final boss's stage is similar to Apocalypse stage from the MVC series with all of the cut characters trapped in stasis pods in the BG and each of them reacting differently, ie Mudman is snoozing, Cyber Woo is banging his fists trying to escape, Hotaru is scared and crying, et cetera. I should note that Mars People is there, but obviously this doesn't rule him out from being playable.

And just so we're clear, I have no relation to JohnXuandou or any of the anons who leaked XIV shit. I'm just a guy who knows other guys.

I don't know a lot about the story beyond what I've already shared. If you've played SFV, you should know what to expect. Cutscenes that lead into fights that you have to win to see more cutscenes. I haven't seen much of it, so it's probably still in development.

As for the season pass, I was told that they saw how well those sell for companies like Capcom, NetherRealm Studios and Namco-Banbai, so they saw it as a profitable venture.

Yes, 2d with teams of two characters, tagging and assists. It's almost identical to the first game, but with assists.
UPDATE:

More fuel to the rumor,

Looks like SNK is leaking again, huh? Guess I don't have to feel guilty about sharing this.

Most characters from the first game are returning, these are the ones that aren't.
>Mudman
>Cyber Woo
>Asura
>Shiki
>Shermie
>Goddess Athena
>Chonrei
>Chonshu
>Mars People
>Tung
>Lee
>Hotaru

Now for new characters, that imgur post from earlier caught most of them, but it missed a few. This is the full list, as far as I know.
>Fio
>Andy
>Ash
>Krauser
>Joe Kusanagi (AoDK)
>Rimururu
>Ralf and Clark (Ikari Warriors style)
>Ukyo
>Hibiki (Last Blade)
>Sho, Rosa and Sue-il (Kizuna Encounter)
>Kagami (Last Blade)
>John Crawley (AoF)
>Kula
>Captain Kidd (World Heroes)
>G-Mantle
>Elta (Magician Lord)
>Kain and Grant
>New boss

Game is still 2 vs 2, this time with assists. Your assist's special is chosen on the select screen like in MVC. You can get "happy birthdayed" too so don't spam your assist. Every character has a "V-Trigger" like in SFV that powers them up temporarily. Kyo gets EX specials, Iori goes orochi, Geese gets his boss moves, Haohmaru enters concentaration one state and Genjuro enters rage mode.

Game uses an anime aesthetic instead of the realistic style from XIV. A good comparison would be that J Stars game on PS3 and PS Vita. Story mode is similar to SFV and MVC Infinite in terms of style and presentation.

Expect an announcement at Playstation Experience and a release some time around Summer 2018. There will be a DLC season pass with four characters and six costumes because SNK saw how successful this strategy was for other FG devs. I do not know
who these characters are or who the costumse are for.

For character stuff, Kyo is based on the Ash saga in both design and gameplay. He has both the fireball and rekka, including the new rekka chains from XIV. Instead of RED Kick he has the rising kick.

Iori uses the XII design but has his usual fire gameplay.

Ryo's design takes some elements from the 3D Fatal Fury Wild Ambition by giving him some stubble and removing his gi top.

Robert is the same as the last game but with an XIV styled goatee.

K' and Kula have new designs that make them look older, K' in particular wears a black trenchcoat and his intro has him throwing away a cigarette.

Mizuchi looks very different with scars and veins that seem to imply that the orochi power is overwhelming his body. His "V-Trigger" turns him into his boss form, with an animation that looks like he's in a lot of pain.

Goodman's playable version is closer to a puppet character like SFV's Menat, with the ability to position his ghost on screen and pressure with it.

The new boss is the leader of a terrorist hacking group trying to overthrow the world governments by obtaining the powers and techniques of all the Neo Geo characters. In the final boss fight he wears a suit that looks like a robotic gargoyle and uses various signature specials from the cast. He can also use techniques that kidnap your other character to prevent you from tagging, and when he kills one of your characters he brainwashes them to be his own personal assist. His ultimate is a transforming special like Yuki's, where he becomes the giant scythe wielding demon from Metal Slug 5.

In the story mode, Dr. Brown from World Heroes gathers the Neo Geo characters to assist Yuki and Ai's organization in the battle against the hacker's group, who have recruited a fallen Goodman and his corporation to their cause.

That's all you're getting for now. Be patient and wait for more details like good little boys and girls.

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Take with a huge grain of salt: http://www.kofworld.com/neo-geo-bat...battle-coliseum-2-anime-cell-shaded-graphics/

Yes! You have read that right! A rumor surfaced today, a quite detailed one that is, revealing that SNK has started work on Neo Geo Battle Coliseum 2, a sequel to to the first game released in 2005 in the arcades.

Neo Geo battle coliseum was a 2 vs 2 game featuring characters from most of SNK franchises, including famous ones like The King Of Fighters, Fatal fury, Samurai Shodown, as well as obscure ones like Aggressor of Dark combat or world Heroes.

The rumor which appeared in a Japanese in a series of Images (Seen here), also adds that the game will feature cell shaded graphics similar to guilty Gear Xrd, or the upcoming Dragon Ball Fighter Z. From the story side, it seem SNK is trying to come up with a coherent story, sojething that the first game lacked. 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.


The leak also briefly mention that certain characters can transform mid battle. Examples were given for Iori turning into Orochi Iori, Nakroruru to Rera and Geese to his nightmare version. With this brief gameplay info and mention of cell shaded graphics it is hard to not see that SNK is trying to go after the fans of the upcoming Dragon Ball Fighter Z which is not a bad thing.
Info:plot about Hacker that wants to get all Neo Geo characters data to become invincible God. In the last boss fight he has a moveset based in lot of characters from the game

Iori,Geese,Nakoruru can activate special that transform them in EX ver like Wild Iori,Geese Nightmare,Rera
Ralph,Clark,Athena and Kensu wear costumes from origin series
Game still in early development and graphic will have cell shading
ngbc: yuuki ,ai
new: 深刻なオタク (serious otaku), 魅惑的な女性 (alluring woman)
kof: kyo, iori
garou: terry, rock, andy, mai, geese, krauser
aof: mr karate 2, robert, mr big, john crawley
ss: haohmaru, genjuro, nakoruru, rimururu
lb: kaede, moriya
ms: marco, fio, fu'un
ke: sho hayate, im sue il
wh: hanzo, fuuma
ikari: ralf, clark
ps: athena, kensou
gangan: joe kusanagi, kisarah westfield
bosses 1: goodman, mizuchi, mars people, morden, shishi-oh, jyazu, neo dio, geegus
bosses 2: 天オハッカー (??? sky/heaven hacker?), ハッカー アシスタント (hacker assistant)
bosses 3: 天オハッカー 「より強力バーション」 heaven hacker powerful version?
On the one hand it's pretty damn easy to call bullshit on this but on the other, KOFXIV's entire cast of 50 was leaked before the game was even revealed.

Credit for the find: Dark_Tzitzimine, MMCafe
 
Jun 23, 2010
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As hype as i want to be for this
Itd still be kof neo geo guest stars edition
Let me read that roster further tho....
 
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Snk's Smash with cell shading ?

Hmmm

This roster sound worst than the first one if final.. just one metal slug dude? Where is Tetris girl ?
 

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That would be awesome, SNK are trying out different things for their games which is nice.
Best SNK is 2D sprites though IMO, cell-shaded ain't bad either so curious how it'll end up.

Also Genjuro, Hanzo, Fuuma love <3
 
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I would love this. Played alot of NGBC back in the day. Though the lack of Hotaru in the rumor is kinda upsetting and I would love for Hibiki to be in this game.
 
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The only thing, and I mean, ONLY thing that makes me question this is that it would fly right in the face of all the other rumors/hints that suggested that Samurai Spirits was "next in line".

That said, I definitely wouldn't mind if this was true. Only disappointment, at least for now, is no Shermie. She is one of the main "KOF originals" that I'd honestly expect the devs to give shine to in crossovers like this.
 
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The only thing, and I mean, ONLY thing that makes me question this is that it would fly right in the face of all the other rumors/hints that suggested that Samurai Spirits was "next in line".

That said, I definitely wouldn't mind if this was true. Only disappointment, at least for now, is no Shermie. She is one of the main "KOF originals" that I'd honestly expect the devs to give shine to in crossovers like this.
Iirc they didn't really say that SamSho was next in line, just that it was the most requested by fans after KOF.

It could make sense to hold Shermie back from NGBC2 if the entire team (including the Orochi versions) of the New Face Team will be in KOFXV.

Ew that roster isn't doing it for me. Still can't get blue mary or b.jenet? Or ash?!
KOFXV is the most likely place we'll see Ash again first.
 
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Doing a sequel that long after the previous (that doesn't even have much if any of a cult following) feels like too much of a stretch to me. If it is NGBC2, it would be more of a spiritual successor imo
 
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Not sure what to make of the rumor itself, which is why I'm taking it with truckloads of salt right now.

But if true, man that roster blows. It's incredibly generic. For example, look at that Samurai Spirits roster:

Haohmaru, Genjuro, Nakoruru, Rimururu.

It can't possibly get any more generic than that. Throw somebody unexpected in there for a change: Galford, Caffeine Nicotine, Charlotte, shit even Hattori Hanzo if you want to approach "mainstream." Even SNK vs Capcom had Earthquake, which was fucking awesome.

World Heroes representatives are the two most generic shoto-clone ninjas in all of video gaming? Nah son.

As an SNK fan, I would still support this game, but I'd be lying if I said I was excited about the roster.
 
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Iirc they didn't really say that SamSho was next in line, just that it was the most requested by fans after KOF.

It could make sense to hold Shermie back from NGBC2 if the entire team (including the Orochi versions) of the New Face Team will be in KOFXV.
I was just going off all the murmurings we've heard since Neo_G joined the company. Then there is the fact that the anniversary is right around the corner. It just makes the most sense, timing-wise, but whether it actually happens is, of course, another story.

And yeah, it would make sense. That's all the more reason I could see this being real, for reasons I state in response to following quote:

Not sure what to make of the rumor itself, which is why I'm taking it with truckloads of salt right now.

But if true, man that roster blows. It's incredibly generic. For example, look at that Samurai Spirits roster:

Haohmaru, Genjuro, Nakoruru, Rimururu.

It can't possibly get any more generic than that.
Yep. If this was true, this would be basically a "main characters' ball" (barring why the hell John Crawley, of all AOF characters, is present).

It'd make sense, but it would be pretty boring. Even KOF was a bit more imaginative with its designated "safe picks".
 
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That would be awesome, SNK are trying out different things for their games which is nice.
Best SNK is 2D sprites though IMO, cell-shaded ain't bad either so curious how it'll end up.

Also Genjuro, Hanzo, Fuuma love <3
It's going to be hard to compete with Golden-era/Peak sprite work SNK. Their KOF14 character modeling wasn't bad so maybe they can close the gap with a cel-shaded style. A hand-painted background look ala DBZ would be great too, try and capture some of that character and magic from their 2D backgrounds.
 
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I don't see Hibiki in there. BOOOOO! :(
Seriously, this roster isn't very inspiring lol. Maybe it's revenge for Capcom creating Dan, now they have to go and mock MVC roster.