NIS America President Apologizes to Sony and SNK Over Statement About SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy

NIS America issued an apology directed to Sony and SNK about misleading statements made on SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy's Switch physical exclusivity.

on April 10, 2018 2:27 PM

A few days ago MCV published an article titled “Switching Gears” in which NIS America President Takuro Yamashita was reported making some pretty incendiary statements about the reason behind the exclusive physical release of SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy for Nintendo Switch.

Quite possibly, calls were made, and today NIS America reached out with a press release including a statement by Yamashita-san himself and an apology directed to SNK and Sony Interactive Entertainment. This came alongside the clarification that the original idea of making the physical version of SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy exclusive to Switch came from NIS America itself.

You can read the full statement below.

“I must extend my most heartfelt apology to SNK and Sony Interactive Entertainment. The truth is that the Nintendo Switch exclusive plan was originally decided by NIS America, and only later among discussions with influential SNK people did we decide the best option moving forward would be to have as much exposure as possible. This is why that in the end, we are bringing the PS4 version of SNK HEROINES to the market, and even supported this version at the NISA Press Event and in the press meetings in February and March.

In discussing matters with MCV, I thought that some insider information would make them interested in the overall conversation, and such lip service did not stand on the side of truth.

Once again, I apologize to SNK and Sony if it made them seem negative towards the PS4 platform in any way, and stress that the original goal of a “Nintendo Switch exclusive” version of SNK HEROINES came from NISA.”

Takuro Yamashita
CEO and President of NIS America, Inc.

SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy will launch on September 7th, 2018 for PS4 and Switch.

If you want to see more, you can also enjoy the latest trailer revealing Shermie, ten minutes of gameplay, and an earlier trailer showcasing more characters and costumes.

The Switch version of the game can already be pre-ordered on Amazon.


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