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Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan

The SNK Sound Team or the SNK New World Music Performance Team (SNK 新世界楽曲雑技団) is an alias used for SNK's music composers and game creators. Artists will be credited under this group rather than individually due to the fact that many tracks were composed using artist pseudonyms which, even to this day, have not been tracked back to the real artist.

Before SNK went bankrupt, the group had approximately 30 members and two teams: one in-studio and one for recording arrangements. Arrangements were often played by Japanese musicians hired by the company and the studio team worked with their games' development teams to compose melodies. The group's selected genre varied from rock, techno, jazz, classical, folk and others. Aside from music for the company's games, the group also made the soundtrack for the Art of Fighting anime and participated in the first Fatal Fury OVA. It is unknown how many of the group's members still work with SNK-Playmore today due to the secrecy surrounding employment and names.

Below are the names of many known key contributors to the team:
Kazuhiro Nishida
Yasuo Yamate
Masahiko Hataya
Yasumasa Yamada
Toshikazu Tanaka
Hideki Asanaka
Toshio Shimizu
Yoshihiko Kitamura

Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory SNK Neo Geo
The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle SNK Neo Geo