The first two episodes of The King of Fighters 3D anime can be viewed on YouTube. The episodes are in Japanese but have English language subtitles.
For a country that has made a whole bunch of fighting games, you better believe that Japan has its favorites. A recent survey revealed top twenty beloved titles, according to Weekly Famitsu readers.
The fireball is perhaps the most iconic move in fighting games. Along with the uppercut, it forms the basis of the genre’s most foundational strategies. As such, fighting games have evolved so that one or two characters in any given release usually have interesting ways to counter them.
A group of event organizers have taken it upon themselves to establish a tournament circuit for a trio of overlooked fighting games, hoping to provide them a greater platform for success and raise their profile in the process.
The King of Fighters is getting a CG animated series. Titled The King of Fighters: Destiny, it’s starting this spring in China. No word if and when it will hit other regions.
Ryuji Yamazaki is coming to The King of Fighters XIV as an upcoming DLC character. Here’s a first look at the character in action. No word yet on when he’ll be released, er, unleashed.
It’s not size that counts, but how awesome you can make tiny block sculptures.
The King of Fighters is getting a MMORPG. Called The King of Fighters: World, it will launch in China next spring on iOS and Android.
On the top left we have a screenshot from the release version of The King of Fighters XIV, a game that transformed beautiful 2D characters into lifeless 3D husks. On the bottom right, a shot from the game’s 1.10 update, which is looking to add a little life back into the game. This is good.
Many fighting games take place all over the world. So, to bring those locations to life, game developers often stick pretty close to reality.
With 50 characters, tons of stages, plenty of online and offline modes and almost absurd technical depth, The King of Fighters XIV is everything fans of SNK’s long-running fighting game franchise could want, though it’s shed a little charisma with the transition to 3D.
Mai Shiranui is joining the newest King of Fighters. While it might seem like Mai Shiranui’s addition to the fray is a given no-brainer, seeing as she is one of KoF’s most popular fighters, SNK actually refrained from putting her in 2009's The King of Fighters XII release.
There will be a new King of Fighters anime and live-action film. That’s according to a report on Tencent, which adds that the anime and film will target Asia, but a North American release is planned.
SNK does not make StarCraft. Blizzard makes StarCraft, and SNK made its name with 2D games like Samurai Shodown and The King of Fighters. But if SNK made a game with Blizzard's characters, it might look like this.
As hinted at earlier this year, The King of Fighters is getting a rhythm game. Dubbed The Rhythm of Fighters, the game is a cross between a music game and a fighting game.
There's a new King of Fighters game! It's...a network-based mobile game that's based on KoF 2012 but has role-playing game elements. Called King of Fighters M, it will be out the first half of this year in South Korea. No word on a Western release. [Thanks, Sang!]
The King of Fighters is getting, um, a rhythm game? Apparently, this February SNK Playmore filed a trademark in Japan for The Rhythm of Fighters. It's for "game software for computers, etc."
So, there's a King of Fighters game coming out! Hooray! It might be different from what you are expecting.
By the end of the 90s, the 16-bit era ended and 3D took over. With the PlayStation and 3D graphics cards out there allowing for new possibilities, narrative and gameplay, the 90s produced some of the most attractive characters in video game history.