SNK Playmore to Change Name to SNK on December 1

SNK Playmore Corporation, developer of The King of Fighters among many other franchises, will change its name to SNK Corporation on December 1, the company announced.

According to the company, the name change is meant to mark its return to its “rich gaming history,” expanding the SNK brand name worldwide and enhancing its corporate value.

Here is a message from SNK regarding its new name:

“This change of corporation name to “SNK”, and slogan to “The Future Is Now” marks a return to SNK’s glorious gaming history. Through the huge success of many of its game franchises in the past, SNK is still a brand supported by countless fans from around the world to this day. The new corporation name chosen for this turning point, signifies both a return to the origins of SNK, and revival of our pioneer spirit to always offer long-time fans of SNK, as well as newcomers, entertainment of an even higher quality moving forward.”