The King of Fighters Online MOBA Game Goes Into Beta Next Month

By Ishaan . August 27, 2013 . 10:30am

The King of Fighters is going from fighting game to MOBA—a multiplayer online battle arena game. A new MOBA game titled The King of Fighters Online, developed by Dragonfly, is set to go into beta in Thailand in September.


The King of Fighters Online will feature a number of characters from the series, some of which you can take a look at in the videos below. The beta will kick off on September 4th in Thailand.







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  • ReidHershel

    This entire week has conditioned me that weird announcements are now the norm.

  • Smooosh


    Engrish at its finest

    • Sergio Briceño

      I feel bad I got 2 out of 3 XD

    • Naw naw. THIS is Engrish at its finest.

      • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

        LMFAO! That was awesome!

    • AkuLord3

      Actually no this isn’t the Terry Engrish we know and love, just a meh version (since its a different guy doing it of course in this)

  • TrannyMagic

    I wonder how this’ll do as a moba… I’ll definitely give a try since it’s KOF. Those who suck at the fighting games would do well with this at least.

    • KnifeAndFork

      Did you ever try Guilty Gear 2 Overdose for 360? That game is confusing as hell makes the fighting game seem like a cakewalk, Sometimes these things aren’t good ideas…

      • Calintz YT

        A MOBA isn’t the same as Overdose, so comparing this to that and saying it’s a bad idea just doesn’t work.

  • lesangpro .

    …WAT ???

  • Hollowkoopa

    Might give this a chances if it ever comes stateside, it will probably not replace League as my main Moba though.

  • Yan Zhao

    Why is this happening.

  • doubleO7

    Whoa, that’s quite the genre shift. I’ll try it out if it ever makes it way stateside.

  • Klaus00

    might give it a chance , unless teemo

    • Foxeh Shihōin

      i giggled inside.

  • JustThisOne

    Interesting, but… I don’t really like any of the voice actors here. xD I think I’m too familiar with the original VAs to not cringe every time.

    As for the game itself, I’m not too surprised. There’s a shmup and a dating sim series (though that’s all of SNK Playmore). There’s probably other stuff that I’m forgetting too. So… why not? :>

    EDIT: And as a person who’s totally poop at fighting games, but loves the King of Fighters franchise, this may finally be my time to shine. xD

  • Marcelo Henrique Chaves

    First LOTR Moba, now this?
    I believe there will be a lot of “customized Dota” in the future.
    Not complaining, since i liked the simplicity of the GOME one; and i’ll give it a try.

  • SlickRoach

    A fighting game MOBA spinoff? What’s next, a Call of Duty Visual Novel? This week has been all kinds of weird so far haha

    • AkuLord3

      Is this REALLY weird?

  • Gyro Zeppeli

    And that’s how Valve and Riot lost the entire South American market.

  • Warboss Aohd

    ……it will likely fail horribly.

  • KnifeAndFork

    ah I thought this was dead in the dirt long ago…

    Don’t like the Diablo/Marvel Online camera angle going on there or the fact that this is PC only but whatever

  • Khoko

    Graphically it looks exactly like LoL. Not that the artstyle of LoL is horrible but it would have been nice if they tried to do something on their own artistically. I’ll give it a try either way if it comes to NA. Until then. I’ll be playing doto.

  • leingod

    I’m not very thrilled about the genre change… hate them MOBAs. What I’d really like to know is what’s going on with the main fighting series, though. I’m hoping they do something ala Guilty Gear Xrd.

  • Lightthrower

    Which one is the most out of touch with their fanbase? SNK with this or Techland with Dead Island MOBA?

  • Calintz YT

    I will try it.

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