SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Announced for Switch and PS4

NIS America and SNK Corporation have announced SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

The new all-girls fighting game will launch for sometime this summer, worldwide. Featured above, you can view the game’s announcement trailer.

Here are the first screenshots, as well as the game’s key art:

A swanky “Diamond Dream Edition” for the game is available for pre-order for PS4 and for Switch:

The new limited edition includes:

  • SNK HEROINES Tag Team Frenzy for PlayStation®4
  • Deluxe Hardcover Artbook
  • 2-Disc OST
  • Lapel Pin Set
  • Sleeveless shirt (Size L)
  • Fatal Cutie Cap
  • Workout Towel (12″ x 42″)
  • Wrist Sweatband
  • Deluxe Collector’s Box

Here’s a rundown on the game:


Play online or with friends as SNK’s iconic heroines in the brand-new two-versus-two fighting game, SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy!

Activate Special Moves with a single button, and make use of special items to change the tide of battle! However, the fight isn’t over the moment you’ve chipped enough health away. Once your opponent is on the ropes, utilize your Dream Finish technique to win the match! Spectate on other battles online, and wage on who you think will win using in-game points. Use your winnings to buy voice clips and accessories in an all-new costume system, and customize your favorite heroine to your heart’s content!

Key Features:

  • Assemble Your Heroines and Battle Head-to-Head – A brand new tag battle action fighting game is here! Players can participate in a four-multiplayer frenzy online or with friends!
  • An Iconic Cast of SNK’s Female Characters! – Choose from a generous roster of female heroines from the SNK universe!
  • Defeat Foes With Style and Elegance – Coordination is key, as players can choose from up to 100 different accessories for their characters. Accessories including cat ears, glasses, face paint, and new sound effects.
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  • DUDE I’M SO HYPEEDDD AHAERUHAFGJDSJKGF

  • PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS

    WOW!!

  • Mr0303

    Looks nice, but NISA’s involvement is eyebrow raising to say the least, especially in a game like this.

  • gwadahunter2222

    it’s te same graphic engine of KOF XIVh

  • PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS

    Hopefully it’ll have a strong online Vs. community.

  • I’d be more interested in seeing just how they can screw this up. Is that wrong of me at this point?

  • Mr0303

    I don’t want them to screw this up since SNK have been awesome recently, but it is expected from NISA at this point.

  • NukeA6

    Hyped! SNK has all my favorite female fighters. Well I was until noticed NISA. Keep their antics away please.

  • Psichaos

    >NISA

    I’ll wait and see if it melts the Switch before I actually go and buy it.

  • You could also buy the Japanese version which NISA won’t have any involvement in (unless it has a translation too).

  • Yea, it’s just curiosity. I don’t want anything like this to be screwed up but it’s like NISA has a certain ability to do that somehow…

  • Eldhin Shichiou

    NISA….. nope

  • They have NISA as the publisher not the developer

  • John Smith

    Mai wearing a cow outfit?
    OK

  • Dewey Defeats Truman
  • VanFinale

    Especially with a game that focuses on cute 2D girls they really seem to have those.

  • RetroGamer

    if done correctly, this could be one of my dreams come true.

  • ProfessorFluffy

    You seem to point out a misconception people seem to often have in NISA… They don’t develop games, they handle localization and publishing. Even with NIS titles, it’s the NIS devs in Japan that is do all the programming and create all the bugs, not NISA.

    That said, I imagine if they help localize the game, we can expect a bad translation still. As well, they could potentially get SNK to censor the game if their publishing contract allows them power to make such choices.

  • Dirgehunter
  • Mr0303

    You’re right. The sexy costumes are not present in the American Nintendo direct. Hopefully it’s just Nintendo thing and NISA won’t touch them, but it’s rather worrying.

  • The website has the costumes in English screenshots: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/snk-heroines-tag-team-frenzy-switch

    It is not unusual for Nintendo trailers to be cut in the west (The Wonderful 101 and apparently Xenoblade 2) despite no cuts for the games, though it isn’t a good trend either.

  • Matz

    Nice, but the big question: Will Miss X be returning as the Final Boss or this time we will have Ash as the main enemy?

  • Mr0303

    Some of those costumes are also printed in the limited PS4 edition of the game, which is reassuring, but you can never be sure when NISA and Nintendo are involved.

  • NeoStrayCat

    Kukri in the key art will probably be the “Miss X” of this game, though I doubt we could have Miss X him…I mean, herself back in, lol.

  • InkViper

    SNK HEROINES: TAG TEAM- Based Japanese Direct
    https://youtu.be/I7bUa2x-uCc?t=8m53s
    SNK HEROINES: TAG TEAM- Cuckt American Direct
    https://youtu.be/a_u7g5BlfiY?t=7m41s
    Can you spot the Difference kids?

    Don’t worry, I’ve gone through both videos frame by frame, boot physics are intact and both!

  • NeoStrayCat

    Well, the US trailer hides the fanservice parts, cause you know, “think of the children” and all, but yeah, more than likely, if so, it’ll probably still be intact in the English release.

  • NeoStrayCat

    We get it, JP shows the fanservice, US does not, but more than likely, it’ll probably still be intact for both regions, unless otherwise noted.

    I mean, even Metal Slug Attack, to this day, still has fanservice units/characters, lol.

  • Mr0303

    This remains to be seen. I’m not particularly trusting of NISA.

  • NukeA6

    Didn’t even realize there was a PS4 version. At least there’s still some hope.

  • InkViper

    Not everyone watches both! and it illustrate the differences and attitudes between both divisions of Nintendo.

  • Bailarina Ninja masoquista

    As long as the costumes remain intact, I don`t have a problem with them not showing them in trailer (they`re trying to make the direct E for everyone after all, they didn’t even show anyone getting shot in payday)

    Let’s hope that the game itself isn’t censored.

  • Mr0303

    Since there are 14 characters in total, which would mean that KOFXIV has enough female characters to fill the roster. Hopefully that’s not the case and they’ll include some other female characters not present in KOF like Blue Mary or someone unexpected from Samurai Shodown, The Last Blade or even Metal Slug.

  • NeoStrayCat

    Yeah, true that.

  • NeoStrayCat

    Well, if anything, Metal Slug Attack has lots of fanservice type units/characters to this day.

    So, I guess we’ll wait and see.

  • Josiah Grey

    Hope for an Asian English release

  • GabetheGEN

    Very hyped for this game.

    Now I wonder if Miss X will make a return. (heh)

  • they could potentially get SNK to censor the game if their publishing contract allows them power to make such choices.

    In that case, then let’s hope that SNK made sure that such a clause was not in the contract before they signed on the dotted line.

  • Dom Fass

    Mai seems to have had a breast reduction or maybe I just didn’t get a still enough picture…

  • CatCouch

    I need this. My day has been made.

    A PS4 version makes it unlikely to be censored so I’m going to be optimistic for once!

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    “NISA”
    The Switch just can’t catch a break with baiting me into buying it. I wonder if SNK knows well enough to keep them on a chain.

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    Bugs aren’t the only reason people think NISA will screw this up.

  • Amethyst Eclipse

    TFW you think you’re being pandered to but end up get triggered so hard by anime titties you cry into your future Is female body pillow

  • Sony love to censor just like all shitty console companies. Wait for eventual PC version.

  • Neojames82

    More like “think of the poor feminists”.

  • tccboss

    Fuck I love King of Fighters but I hate NISA.

  • Josiah Grey

    NISA just posted a tweet saying all content will be the same. There’ll be no alterations. Of course leave it with a grain of salt, and screenshot it for in the case this turns out to be a lie on release.

  • NukeA6

    They better not be lying.

  • David Curry

    Who doesn’t think of Mai and suddenly get thirsty for milk?

  • David Curry

    That’s really cool that SNK is getting a lot of use from a fan contribution.

  • NeoStrayCat

    Yeah, but that won’t be the case.

  • Klarktastic

    Can some identify the background music of that trailer? Its bugging me. I’m pretty sure I’ve heard it before.

  • CRES

    1) Nintendo of America
    2) NIS Localization
    3) Censored trailer

    There are three red flags right here preventing me from getting excited about this game.

  • DariusQ

    Oh shit, it’s Gals’ FIghters 2! Can a new SNK vs Capcom be far behind?

  • Klarktastic
  • RichardGristle

    Why the fuck did they censor the trailer then?

  • Klarktastic

    Nintendo is notorious for doing that to avoid controversy . They didn’t outright censored the trailer, all those default costumes are in the game too. They just “lied” by omission.

  • RichardGristle

    I’m assuming that is the case, but all it really serves to do is make me concerned, not excited.

  • Klarktastic

    I understand your concern. I had it too. Lots of people had it too. That’s why they clarified. You can rest easy now my child <3

  • CRES

    I follow Censored Gaming, so I have seen this tweet.

    However, I will continue to hold reservations until the game is released. Both for the game’s content, and the quality of NIS’s “Localization.”

  • Mr0303

    With Capcom’s record hopefully not.

  • Still getting mixed messages as they could have omitted the announcement of the game from their Direct… directly and or had the uncut trailer uploaded as well. Aside from that, they had projected ratings for the Direct outside of Japan (which didn’t have Payday 2). Europe was PEGI 18 and the US was RP to M 17+. Both ratings were shown at the start of the video.

    If you just want to know if the game is uncut, if you can trust NISA: https://twitter.com/NISAmerica/status/951595144087613440

  • PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS

    I’m more concerned about “more accessible” than censorship.

  • Envy-Noson

    But I main guys…

  • sanic

    I can’t trust myself with fighting games, I always just go back to tekken tag 2.

  • Matz

    Nintendo has been doing good things with their lewd stuff recently, there’s still the PS4 version if they manage to fuck up and we can still wait for a PC release where the modding community can remove all the censorship

  • Matz

    And in the end we get the great revelation that Kukri is actually a cute chick with a voice changer device

  • snugdarkly

    Well you can’t trust Nisa so I guess we just don’t know.

  • SLoWMoTIoN

    Day one 4 Kula.

  • SLoWMoTIoN

    Sexist

  • SLoWMoTIoN

    Buy it on ps4 or buy the jap version?

  • grgspunk

    It’s a parody of Shizuku Oikawa from [email protected] Cinderella Girls. She’s kinda like Mai, except she works at a dairy farm.

    She’s known for being a slut with cow-like tits.

  • grgspunk

    Usually they don’t lie about cutting content, as they always disclose their intentions to censor a game as soon as they announce it.

    I don’t blame you if you’re skeptical though. Even if they don’t censor it per se, it doesn’t preclude them from making a shoddy translation or introducing glitches.

  • BFG

    PC ports can be cucked either especially if handled by Aksys, Ghostlight and the likes

    The japanese version of the console game is generally the best version

  • Not really as the jap console version will never have full nudity like definitive PC versions. Besides who plays fighting games on consoles anyway.

  • Klarktastic

    They mean probably mean they have a retard novice mode for controls like they have in blazblue etc.

  • BFG

    Not really as the jap console version will never have full nudity like definitive PC versions

    Which doesnt exist

  • PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS

    Hopefully it’s just a mode and not dumbing down the core mechanics like Capcom did going from SFIV to SFV.

  • ProfessorFluffy

    How they worded their statement sounds a bit suspicious to me. It seems like they are trying to be wordy and specific in their terminology so they could sound like they’re being honest, but are really trying to sidestep the truth. Like, by saying “released globally” they could be referring to all areas outside of Japan and not the actual Japanese domestic release.

    We’ve seen companies try to trick consumers like this before. For example, the team behind Blade & Soul’s western localization saying they wouldn’t censor the game, but they omitted they were localizing the already censored Chinese release.

  • grgspunk

    Unless there is a censored Asian release already available for this game, I wouldn’t read too much into it. They probably wouldn’t say “nothing will be removed or replaced in the western release” if that was the case. “Western release” can mean a NA and/or European release.

  • Who care for jap voices? Most games on PC has Jap language support. More than the consoles at least.

  • BFG

    That isnt the truth at all. It’s mostly jap voices at best, but jap text option is actually a rarity in pc ports