If you've been waiting for a worthy update to SNK's (somewhat subpar) NeoGeo Station lineup in the PlayStation Store, your patience will soon pay off. SNK Playmore announced that Shock Troopers will soon be released as a digital download for the PlayStation 3 and PSP.

It's a notable release for a couple of reasons. For one, it's a step away from the service's focus on earlier, lesser NeoGeo titles like Alpha Mission II and Super Sidekicks. For another...well, Shock Troopers is a pretty awesome game. It's an excellent take on the Ikari Warriors formula, and is one of the few games in the NeoGeo Station's catalog to be worth the asking price.

Shock Troopers (and the mediocre fighter World Heroes) will debut for the PlayStation Network on August 25th in Japan. A North American release is likely to follow soon after.

[via Joystiq]