The King of Fighters ’98 Headed To Japan’s Wii Virtual Console

By Ishaan . September 29, 2012 . 11:00am

The Wii Virtual Console in North America has a number of King of Fighters games on it already. So far, North America has seen The King of Fighters ‘94 – ‘97, as well as a selection of Fatal Fury games.


The next one may not be too far off. This week, Japan gets The King of Fighters ‘98 on their Virtual Console service, which means we can probably expect to see it sometime in the future as well.


The King of Fighters ‘98 is similar to its immediate predecessor, ‘97, but was released a special edition of sorts, as it brought back several fighters from previous games and didn’t feature a story.


Japan will see The King of Fighters ‘98 in October for 900 Wii Points.

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  • nirvana123

    WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sibarraz

    funny that here was used an image from the more modern 98um, hope that nobody gets confuse

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    The King of Fighters ‘98 probably has the cheapest boss in SNK history, Omega Rugal. I mean, I remember going to arcades as a kid and Rugal defeated all the player who got to the end.

    •  Ah yes Omega Rugal..good times…good annoying sad losing my mind…times 83
      I guess it balances out. the better the game, the harder the boss…well ok there’s 2001 >.> (i don’t mind that game but its not the best)

    •  He was terrifying, but I thought Zero and Igniz from 2k1 were even worse.

      • neo_firenze

         Ingiz is pretty awful, but for all time worst offenders in a Neo Geo game it’s World Heroes 2 HANDS DOWN.  Developed by ADK instead of SNK, but Dio is BRUTAL.  Zeus in WH2 Jet wasn’t much better.

        Art of Fighting 2 gets special mention too for a game in which pretty much every fight is as bad as a cheap boss. 

    • Nope, Igniz.

      • OatMatadoQuatro

        Really, I found the 2001 Zero harder than Igniz with all those cheap assist

        • *Gets near Igniz*
          *Uses whip*
          *Uses Super that drains 90% of health*

          • Don’t forget that his regular projectile beats out SUPERS, and that he can reflect them with the cloak.

    • Just Tim

      Rugalspin vs Galactica Phantom: which would win?  >_<;

      I'm rooting for Galactica Phantom!

  • D. Changstein

    Why doesn’t SNK hurry up and release Arcade Classics Vol. 2?  It’s cool to see all these old games come out, but so late in the Wii’s lifespan?

    •  I know right?  At least there was a Japan only volume 0 for PSP (most/all are available separately in the West).

    • neo_firenze

       Well, at least they’ll be playable on WiiU!  Maybe by the time WiiU’s run is over we’ll actually get all of KOF ’94-’03.  And Garou, and some other goodies…

  • Good stuff! While I’m more of a ’02 kind of guy myself, ’98 was a damn good year for KoF! :D
    Also how about a little bit of that awfully catchy Cipher ’08 while we’re on the subject? ;D

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    News of KoF makes me sad.T_T SNK U NO MAKE KoF 13 Unlimited Match?T_T

  • Setsu Oh

    well, the story talks of 98 but thePic is UM. Which isit?

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