The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match Rumbles On PS2s In February

By Spencer . December 2, 2008 . 10:49am

Sometime before it was properly announced at Tokyo Game Show we discovered SNK Playmore was working on the King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match. Like the King of Fighters ’98: Ultimate Match this is a revised and rebalanced version of KoF 2002. There are 66 playable characters in the game, a challenge mode for experts, and a renewed interface.


How does the King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match look compare to vanilla KoF 2002? Here are some comparison screenshots with the King of Fighters 2002 on the left and Unlimited Match on the right.


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Character Select Screen


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Order Select Screen


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Victory Message Screen


Some backgrounds and background tunes are getting refined for the King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match too before it comes out on February 26, 2009 in Japan. No release date has been announced for North America, but right now we’re still waiting for the King of Fighters ’98: Ultimate Match. I bet we’ll see this game in North America though. Either Ignition Entertainment will pick it up or SNK will port it to Xbox Live Arcade a la King of Fighters ’98: Ultimate Match someday in the future.


Images courtesy of SNK.

  • Kuronoa

    The changes look nice. I missed out on the previous version bundled with 2003 so I might pick this one up if it comes to US.

  • Enflict

    I’m much more excited for this than I am for KoFXII. A lot of those new moves look awesome, and Nameless is a much better design than K9999. It’s a shame I don’t have a PS2 anymore.

  • ShinRekka

    Also missed the KoF 02/03 game when it came out some years ago so I’m hoping to get this whenever it comes over.

  • Mikael

    Seems interesting but not sure if its much worth it when I have already KF XI? I have barely even played it :P!

    However I am interested in the refined KOF 98 version.

  • andrew

    more KOF the better

  • 2002 is the only one I liked. I’m getting this.

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