King of Fighters '94 remake coming

The game that started the fighting series will be hitting an unannounced home console in Japan at the end of the year.

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TOKYO--A King of Fighters '94 remake will be released on a home console within the year, according to the series' 10th-anniversary promotional Web site. The news came as SNK Playmore announced a new campaign where it will randomly give away figurines of KOF characters to people who purchase three KOF games that will be released in 2004. One of the three games listed is the aforementioned remake, due in December.

King of Fighters '94 is the only KOF title that hasn't been ported to a home console other than the NeoGeo AES. The KOF '94 remake will most likely be released on the PlayStation 2, considering that the game will be on DVD, and because the other two KOF games are also for the PS2.

The other two games in the promotion are: KOF: Maximum Impact (PS2), which was released just today; and the PS2 port of KOF 2003, which will be released on October 28 for 7,140 yen ($64). From February 1 to the end of March, players can send in three proof-of-purchase labels from the three games’ manuals to SNK Playmore. The figurines that will be given away are special-edition Pinky Street figures of Mai Shiranui and Athena Asamiya from the KOF series. Lucky winners will receive one of the two KOF Pinky Street figures in May.

Addtionally, SNK Playmore is now dropping hints that it will release a reproduction of the NeoGeo CD controller pad, most likely as a bonus for the KOF '94 remake. GameSpot will provide more information as it becomes available.

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