Yasuyuki Oda talks about working at old SNK, SNK Heroines, and more in this new interview with Arcade Attack

By on December 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm

We almost had Cathy and Roddy from Top Hunter in SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy.

Yasuyuki Oda is someone who’s had a long history with SNK. While he rejoined the company for King of Fighters XIV, he also got his start in the company over 20 years ago back in 1993.

In a new interview, Arcade Attack talks to Oda about his history with the company, talking about how it was like to work there back in the day. Oda talks about his initial work as an artist and later doing testing for games such as Fatal Fury Special and  Art of Fighting 2. Now, working as a producer in a revitalized SNK, he says that he’s able to use his experience working on fighting games to teach newer staff about them and their development.

Moving over to their most recent release, SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, they talk about looking at female characters from SNK’s various titles and bringing them into the game. While they started with the popular ones from past games, they also looked at newer characters and how they could make them more popular. Additionally, Oda admits that he wishes they could have added even more characters, specifically pointing to Cathy and Roddy from Top Hunter.

Of course, this is just a small part of the interview. Read the rest over at Arcade Attack, where they go over things such as Oda’s favorite SNK games and character, non-SNK titles, and more.

Source: Arcade Attack

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