SNK-Playmore Partners with Chinese Developer Tencent Games to Include Terry Bogard and Benimaru in Future Xuan Dou Zhi Wang Update

By on April 18, 2013 at 4:08 pm

It’s been quite some time since we last mentioned Xuan Dou Zhi Wang, the Chinese fighter that shares many similarities with SNK-Playmore’s King of Fighters series. The two are so alike that many took to calling it a straight rip-off of the famous 3-on-3 franchise. Whatever the case may be, the title managed to carve out its own unique niche in the fighting game market.

Over the past week, Xuan Dou Zhi Wang’s website was updated every day with a brand new image. As you can see below, it became pretty obvious what they were hinting at with each addition.

But could it be true? Would the cast actually be graced by two characters of the series it drew so much inspiration from? These questions were answered today by one final image and a brand new trailer announcing a special collaboration between SNK and Xuan Dou Zhi Wang developer Tencent Games.

While all we know at this point in time is that Terry Bogard and Benimaru will be making their way to Xuan Dou Zhi Wang in a future update, it’s possible that we’ll see further cooperation between the two companies should this turn out to be a success. If nothing else, this should definitely add a bit of legitimacy to a title some saw as a mere knock-off.

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Sources: Tencent Games (images, video), tip via John G.