To be honest, you’re going to have to be a real King of Fighters fan to get the most out of this. A conversion of the original coin-op game, this throws in a lot of stuff - 11 teams, 47 characters (including three new ‘uns), three new abilities and the, er, Judgement System, whatever that is - and much emphasis on the continuing story.
Above: Making knees emit sparks since 1994.
There’s certainly value for money here, but this isn’t exactly welcoming to newcomers. Still, it should be a good send-off for the venerable series on PS2. No US release date has been announced yet, but check back in the coming weeks for an official announcement.
January 25, 2007