Japanese developer Marvellous Entertainment has announced that it has won the right to create a King of Fighters game for the Game Boy Advance.
The King of Fighters series was the mainstay of fallen gaming legend SNK. Since its inception in 1994, the KOF series has consistently been the world’s second favourite fighting title after Streetfighter, and has gone through many transformations.
At this time, the project is tentatively titled King of Fighters – Game Boy Advance Version, but this is almost certain to change. The game will also have a storyline written by Akihiko Ureshino, the writer of the King of Fighters novel.
The game is set to feature over 20 characters from the series. Those confirmed at this stage include Kyo, Iori, Terry, Andy, Mai, Benimaru, Ryo, Robert, King, Kim, Chang, Choi, Pao, Sei Kensou, Ralf, Clark, and Leona. It has also been confirmed that there will be at least one brand new character.
It looks like the game will operate using the King of Fighters 99 system, which involves dash and roll techniques.
The game is currently 30% complete.
The King of Fighters series shot to fame due to its fluid and highly technical fighting system. In the, how shall we put it, involved idea borrowing that takes place in the world of 2D fighters, the Streetfighter Alpha series owes a lot to its SNK nemesis. King of Fighters introduced juggles (the ability to make multiple hits on your opponent before he or she touches the ground) and was the first game to include a multi-level super bar.
At this time no release information is available.