NIS America and SNK Corporation have teamed up together for the release of SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, which is due out this summer for the Nintendo Switch. The upcoming two-on-two fighting game is a tag-team 2D fighter only featuring the hot ladies from SNK’s fighting game series, including Kula Diamond, Mai Shiranui, Athena, and Leona to name a few.
It’s a simplified fighter due out via retail and digital release, with one button used to perform basic fighting moves while the other is to tag out. You’ll also have a button designated for using the special items you can collect throughout the battle, similar to Super Smash Bros.
An actual trailer wasn’t released but they did showcase some gameplay footage as part of the Nintendo mini-Direct, which showcased SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy in action, which also retains the boob physics, in case you were wondering. You can check it out below.
Alternatively, the Japanese trailer showcases a bit more boobs and butt, as you can see below.
I’m actually thoroughly surprised with how good this game looks on the Switch. It finally has the kind of shaders in play that SNK should have been using when they originally released King of Fighters XIV. It’s not the greatest looking game out there, but you can see how they leveraged the Switch’s GPU to give the characters a distinctly more cartoony look while still retaining their original designs. Could it be better? Sure, but it absolutely makes King of Fighters standout during this gen, which is what they really needed in order to create visual separation from the competition.
I wonder if this means we’ll get a right proper port of KoF XIV on the Nintendo Switch?
Most notably, however, is that this isn’t just a standard Smash Bros. and King of Fighters mash-up. The game also taps into the whole Idol-gimmick by allowing players to unlock custom parts and dress up the lovely SNK ladies in a variety of goofy, cool, fun and sexy gear.
In fact, you can change a wide variety of different aspects of each of the female fighters, including their head gear, their face accessories, face paint, back, hips, hands, and legs. Once you get done customizing the character you can then save the settings and take them into battle.
Once you get done outfitting them in the clothes you want, you can then select their poses and take photographs, even allowing you to choose their expression for their eyes, mouth and default standing pose.
And yes, the custom outfits do show up in the game as well as in the portraits. So if you want a BDSM collar with a cow bell on it strapped around the neck of Mai while she wears cow ears and a matching two-piece string bikini… you can do that.
I can already imagine the kind of outfits gamers will be putting Mai and Yuri in, while sharing their delightfully perverse creations across social media.
Heck, this is the kind of game that might have SJWs “rheeeing” all the way across Twitter, especially if they’re already bent out of shape about Ivy from SoulCalibur VI and she hasn’t even been announced for the game yet!
Previously SJWs manufactured faux-outrage over a glitch in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in order to attack the female character designs in the game, and previous to that they railed on Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 even though the game never came to the West!
So long as SNK and NIS America don’t back down and continue to do right by the fans, they’ll be cashing in the coins of Otaku and weebs from around the world all summer long.
The gameplay looks par the course, but I’m pretty sure the customization features are what will be the biggest selling point for SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy. The fact that SNK and NIS were willing to bank on the sex-appeal of SNK’s illustrious line-up of alluring ladies is proof enough that Nintendo seems to be in it to win it this time around.
You can look for SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy to make its debut on the Nintendo Switch and PS4 this summer. A special edition is available for pre-order that includes the following bonus items:
- Hardcover Art Book
- Fatal CuDe Hat
- Wrist Sweatband
- 2-Disc Soundtrack
- Tank Top
- Lapel Pin Set
The PS4 version will only have a limited retail run from the official SNK Online Store, but you’ll be able to pick up the Switch version from local retailers.