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.
Character Select Screen
Order Select Screen
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.