CROSSED SWORDS II

by ALPHA DENSHI / SNK

NEO GEO MVS NGM-054

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:

Crossed Swords is classified as a real action RPG adventure quest game. Alpha Denshi put quite a bit of effort into trying to diversify the NEOGEO game library with original ideas. The vast majority of the games with unique genres for the NEOGEO system came early on in the systems life. Crossed Swords 2 expanded on the story from the first game with improved graphics and sounds.

Although Crossed Swords 2 was originally intended to be released on cartridge format in 1992, by the time it was ready for market, SNK had found their niche in the one-on-one fighting game genre. That genre became SNK's cash cow for the remainder of the NEO-GEO's lifespan. The software design for the CARTRIDGE based system was re-directed and almost completely influenced by the revenue trends of the arcade industry. Later down the road in 1995, SNK tried to re-market the NEO-GEO platform to the home console video game market with a less expensive CD ROM based system. To help generate interest in the format, Crossed Swords 2 was released as an exclusive game.

INFORMATION TIMELINE:

-- September 1992 -- a beta Crossed Swords 2 cartridge is tested on location.

-- May 1995 -- Crossed Swords 2 is released for the NEOGEO CD home system.

-- August 2015 -- Crossed Swords 2 is converted to cartridge format and made available for sale.

CURRENT STATUS: RELEASED


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