SNK NeoGeo USA announced today a firmer release date for its upcoming King of Fighters combo pack on the PlayStation 2. Featuring ports of the NeoGeo arcade titles The King of Fighters 2002 and The King of Fighters 2003, the $39.99 bundle pack's release date has been changed from a vague "this year" to a more solid "November."
Unfortunately for those who plan to pick up the Xbox version of the title, SNK confirmed to GameSpot that it will be released "sometime in 2005."
The two titles are more different than the casual observer would think. 2002 is a compilation featuring 44 characters from the previous six entries in the series, while 2003 pared down the character roster but introduced 3D backgrounds and substantial gameplay changes. For more information, check out GameSpot's most recent set of impressions.