'SNK Arcade Classics 0' for PSP goes deep into the back catalog

SNK Playmore has officially announced a new PSP compilation of classic games for Japan, to be released on April 21. Unlike most SNK collections (like Metal Slug Collection and SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1) that offer games exclusive to Neo Geo, SNK Arcade Classics 0 is a collection of 20 games made by the company before the release of the Neo Geo hardware.

Yes, finally, you'll be able to get Ikari Warriors and Athena on the same disc, along with Psycho Soldier, P.O.W., and a lot of vintage SNK games we've never heard of. Find the full list after the break, as transcribed by Andriasang. Many of them were originally released in vertical format, a setup emulated on PSP by holding the device sideways.

An ESRB rating for SNK Arcade Classics 0 has been online since late 2009, suggesting that SNK has plans to release this collection stateside. Of course, the rating occurring that long ago also means SNK has had plenty of time to change its mind.

  • Ikari Warriors (1986)
  • Dogosoken (Ikari Warriors 2) (1986)
  • Ikari III: The Rescue (overseas version) (1989)
  • Athena (1986)
  • Psycho Soldier (1987)
  • Sasuke vs. Commander (1980)
  • TANK (1985)
  • ASO (1985)
  • Prehistoric Isle in 1930 (1989)
  • Bermuda Triangle (1987)
  • Vanguard 2 (1984)
  • HAL 21 (1985)
  • Marvin's Maze (1983)
  • Guerrilla War (1987)
  • P.O.W. (1988)
  • Street Smart (1989)
  • SAR Search and Rescue (1989)
  • Touchdown Fever (1987)
  • Gold Medalist (1988)
  • Super Championship Baseball (overseas version) (1989)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.