Chances are, if you were a fan of arcade fighting games back in the ’90s, franchises such as Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat come to mind. More prominent in Japan, however, was the rise of an SNK-produced fighting franchise by the name of The King of Fighters. A crossover-fueled team-based brawler featuring characters from in-house franchise Fatal Fury, it began to see success in the form of yearly releases. Nowadays, the series has been given more notoriety around the world, opening the eyes of fighting game fans to new pastures. See if you can reign as king with this King of Fighters quiz!
The latest entry in the series, The King of Fighters XV, was announced earlier this year, with a currently undetermined 2021 release date. Using Unreal Engine for the first time in the franchise’s history, it hopes to showcase maximum visual tenacity that goes with fighting games. With returning characters entering the fold, it’s bound to attract more attention than ever before.
For more on games from SNK’s library (including KOF), you can read about it with this Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Volume 1 review.