SNK classics Alpha Mission, TNK III, Vanguard II on PS Minis today

SNK continues its piecemeal release of SNK Arcade Classics 0, comprising PlayStation Minis versions of the arcade games that the company sold in Japan as a UMD collection. Today, when the PlayStation Store updates, you'll be able to get three more vintage SNK arcade games for play on the PSP or PS3.

1985's vertical shooter Alpha Mission (above), the tank game T.N.K. III from the same year, and the 1984 shooter Vanguard II, will be available today for $3 each. You might know T.N.K. III's sequel better than the original if ... you happened to play a lot of NES games; it was released on that platform as Iron Tank. Other people played Iron Tank, right?
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SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION (Corporate HQ: Suita-city, Osaka, Japan, Company President: Ryo Mizufune) is proud to announce the North and South American release of 3 more nostalgic SNK Arcade Classics ("ALPHA MISSION", "T.N.K. III", and "VANGUARD II" as PlayStation® minis titles on PSP® (also compatible with PS3™), via the "New Releases" category and the "SNK NEOGEO" Featured Publishers page available on the PlayStation®Store, from Tuesday, September 6th, 2011.

The SNK minis titles are a commemorative "retro-arcade emulation" project that allows players to enjoy a grand collection of action, shooting, platform, and action/puzzle titles. Many of these nostalgic, highly innovative arcade classics released during SNK's Golden Age of action-shooting, etc. during the 80's, are now exclusively available on PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) and compatible on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system as well for even greater enjoyment!

The first set of titles included some of SNK's arcade masterpieces such as "ATHENA", "IKARI WARRIORS", and "GUERRILLA WAR", along with a number of lesser known, yet revolutionary titles to be enjoyed by both retro gamers and younger generations of players alike.

As we will continue to follow up in releasing more nostalgic arcade classics via PS minis on PlayStation®Network, make sure to stay tuned by becoming a member of our frequently updated official Facebook Fan Page:http://www.facebook.com/NeoGeoStation for more info!

List of the minis titles available to download via the PlayStation®Store from September 6, 2011.

GAME TITLE
Release Date
Price
ALPHA MISSION
Sept. 6th, 2011
$2.99
T.N.K. III
Sept. 6th, 2011
$2.99
VANGUARD II
Sept. 6th, 2011
$2.99

This article was originally published on Joystiq.