King of Fighters '98, Worms 2 slink to XBLA

It's been said that familiarity breeds contempt, but Microsoft is hoping it instead breeds revenue. The Xbox 360 maker is adding two installments of very familiar series to its Xbox Live Arcade service this week: The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match and Worms 2: Armageddon.An adaptation of SNK's...

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It's been said that familiarity breeds contempt, but Microsoft is hoping it instead breeds revenue. The Xbox 360 maker is adding two installments of very familiar series to its Xbox Live Arcade service this week: The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match and Worms 2: Armageddon.

An adaptation of SNK's NeoGeo fighter The King of Fighters '98, Ultimate Match adds new characters to the game's already considerable roster of more than 50 brawlers. Ultimate Match also adds new practice and challenge modes, as well as other special features.

Not to be confused with 1997's Worms 2 or 1999's Worms: Armageddon, Team 17's Worms 2: Armageddon follows up on the original Xbox Live Arcade Worms game with a 30-mission campaign, unlockable missions, four multiplayer game types, and more. However, the game isn't completely divorced from its similar sounding predecessors, as Team 17 is paying homage to previous entries with the return of such fan-favorite weapons as the Holy Hand Grenade.

Both The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match and Worms 2: Armageddon will debut on Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday, each selling for 800 Microsoft points ($10).

Discussion

41 comments
neoand12
neoand12

I love KOF but I rather save my money for KOF 12. tho I'm so glad that more 2D games are coming out. this is amazing. "KOF 4 Life!!!!!"

kuda001
kuda001

I am all for KoF '98 but Marvel v Capcom 2 has been pushed back till late July, come on!

digitalgawd
digitalgawd

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kavadias1981
kavadias1981

SNK have been milking the KoF franchise for almost two decades and it is still going strong. Now that is good business sense. XBLA is awesome. I just need a 360 to use it on. Come on M$, redesign the 360 and I'm sold.

rammsteinrig
rammsteinrig

Capcom's official Twitter page confirmed MvC2 for a late JULY release already, so... I will be getting both of these. 1600MSP away! :(

marquis1366
marquis1366

personally in piss i was thinking all this time mvc2 was coming out july 1 what a load of bull thanks xbl and capcom for tricking us

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

800 points is just too expensive. Almost everything on both XBL and PSN, bar full game downloads such as Watchmen and add-ons like GTA:TLaD, is waaaaay overpriced. Most things should be half the price that they're at.... I mean, come on - $10 for a game from the late 90's, when I could probably buy a real physical copy of it AND the machine it ran on for little more than that... I have a few things downloaded from both XBL and PSN, but it's very little to what I would consider downloading if only they lowered the prices... they're just too greedy for me

Zerobeam
Zerobeam

@ digitalgawd unfortunately it was pushed back 'til the end of July

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

I'm buying both these games tonight after work!! :D

AtlanticRock
AtlanticRock

Obviously from my icon you can tell i'm getting KOF '98... my 360 comes back on the 6th, but I won't be able to play it til the 15th since I'll be on vacation...

JustWiicredible
JustWiicredible

Pass. Im started to tire of ports or remakes of very old games being on XBLA It's a lazy way of making money. Altred beast, Sonic (Again) Comix zone and now more KOF 10 years old. I want more excellent original games like Braid,Castle Crashers and the ACE upcoming Shadow complex to play

nurse_tsunami
nurse_tsunami

I can't wait till Team 17 puts Worms 2: Armageddon onto Steam. They've announced it, but given no date. I love that series!

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

Awesome. I love Worms, and if this version has taken elements from Armageddon (the best in the series), then this version should be sweet.

leeko_link
leeko_link

KoF 94 on VC, KoF 99 on PSN and now KoF 98 on XBLA. Awesome lineup, it's too bad the other two doesn't had online play like KoF 98 XBLA though.

forhekset
forhekset

Awesome. Loving all these fighting games. I have them all emulated of course, but it's nice to have them on a console again.

digitalgawd
digitalgawd

i really hope marvel vs capcom hits tomorrow, id poop myself

digitalgawd
digitalgawd

ya, they have blazblu listed for release at the end of july, i think it ships today, should be in stores tomorrow, at least thats what pre reservation slip says

devilscry
devilscry

Still waiting for gamespot to mention BLAZBLUE!!!

GoldenArmsPR
GoldenArmsPR

MARVEL VS CAPCOM COMES OUT JULY 22, thats the date on ign

Inv_Machine
Inv_Machine

Seriously guys, get KoF '98 UM. It may play too simular to the original, but for the first time, every single character from the Orochi saga is playable. If this game had online rankings and online multiplayer, I wouldn't have to even ask. Still, get it anyways. =P This new series of Worms isn't going to live up to the originals, but Worms 2 is a step forward at least. Holy Hand Grenade, prepare to sing to me...

CHADbomb
CHADbomb

YES... Mr. BIG.... time for a COMEBACK! ^o^!!!

TheBloodRed
TheBloodRed

KoF'98 is one of my favorites from that series! :D

Bio-G
Bio-G

KOF its an awesome 2d fighter.. i grew up playing this games!! im getting this!!

Gen007
Gen007

well GS has Marvel vs capcom set for july 1st but ive been hearing its not coming out to the end of July so dont hold your breath

SalarianChemist
SalarianChemist

King of Fighters 98 is a really great game. Over 50 fighters with updated graphics like this and remixed 5.1 sound is really cool.

Hayabashi
Hayabashi

Ill wait for Marvel Vs Capcom 2. According to release date it comes out later this week.

Intrakitt
Intrakitt

That's true konradak, but the inclusion of the Holy Hand Grenade in this version is a damned good start for revitalizing the series on consoles (Xbox in particular).

Simulator_Shock
Simulator_Shock

Nice, I remember playing the KoF '98 arcade game at this restaurant my family used to go to years ago.

konradak
konradak

Bleh. The first Worms on Live was a stripped down cousin of the old Worms games on the PC. THOSE were the games to play. Worms 2 looks a little better than their previous attempt, but I have a feeling it'll still be a big stripped down version of the king of Worms, Worms Armageddon :D

TheArcade
TheArcade

King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match with online play via Xbox Live and Achievements? BUYING!

alkaline_DnB
alkaline_DnB

nice, kof 98 is considered the best in series. worms 2 is awesome as well. $10 is a fraction of what i paid for an aes cartridge. i wouldn't want to use a 360 controller tho.

angelGP32
angelGP32

finally they picked one of the best of the series to redo on XBLA. I guess it's time to spring for an arcade stick, or I could probably save money and just buy the MVS version of KOF 98, probably cheaper than XBLA and decent stick.

gerazzio
gerazzio

wooow,, this week will be amazing , in one side the kof 98 and in the other the marvel vs capcom ,,,, i need some cash to buy 2000 Mp = ),,,,

jadefury27
jadefury27

kof 98? hell's yeah! now i don't have to pick up the ps2 copy.

BelmontMaster
BelmontMaster

98 Ultimate? Looks like I am getting that tomorrow.

Polybren
Polybren

It's been said that familiarity breeds contempt, but Microsoft is hoping it instead breeds revenue. The Xbox 360 maker is adding two installments of very familiar series to its Xbox Live Arcade service this week: The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match and Worms 2: Armageddon.

An adaptation of SNK's NeoGeo fighter The King of Fighters '98, Ultimate Match adds new characters to the game's already considerable roster of more than 50 brawlers. Ultimate Match also adds new practice and challenge modes, as well as other special features.

Not to be confused with 1997's Worms 2 or 1999's Worms: Armageddon, Team 17's Worms 2: Armageddon follows up on the original Xbox Live Arcade Worms game with a 30-mission campaign, unlockable missions, four multiplayer game types, and more. However, the game isn't completely divorced from its similar sounding predecessors, as Team 17 is paying homage to previous entries with the return of such fan-favorite weapons as the Holy Hand Grenade.

Both The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match and Worms 2: Armageddon will debut on Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday, each selling for 800 Microsoft points ($10).