TGS 2005: King of Fighters socking it to PS3

KOF: Maximum Impact 3 will be SNK Playmore's first game for Sony's next-generation console.

Fighting game fans looking forward to new games on Sony's PlayStation 3 got good news from Tokyo today. According to a press release from Sony Computer Entertainment, seasoned arcade game maker SNK Playmore has signed on as a publisher for the next-generation console. The first game scheduled for development by SNK Playmore is King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 3. No details on the game have been released yet.

Maximum Impact is a 3D version of the popular King of Fighters fighting game series. The announcement of a third installment in the series is a bit of a surprise, as it wasn't too long ago that SNK Playmore first announced that King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2 was in development for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360. [UPDATE] Now, according to Japanese retail sources, the Xbox 360 KOF is now being Maximum Impact 3, with the PS2 version, slated for release in Japan next spring, being Maximum Impact 2.

Stay tuned to GameSpot for details on King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 3 and additional PS3 gmae announcements.

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BigBen11111
BigBen11111

I appreciate that they're making it for the PS3, but I hope they can squeeze in a PS2 version as well.

sony31984
sony31984

i can wait for this game is going to be so FU... awsome

virriador
virriador

Can't wait! fan of kof since 97

SilverFockeWulf
SilverFockeWulf

I can't wait until it comes out! Yea! I've been looking forward for the new KOF: M I3 to come out for months now. I just really hope SNK releases the new game soon. I'm losing my patiences with waiting so long. But once the game comes out, it'll all be worth it I hope.

whiplash
whiplash

I'll always really prefer the series in 2d. That said, if they can make the 3d game feel as tight, the fancy graphics will help open up the series beyond the hardcore players.

The_Weekend
The_Weekend

Cool spinoff ... X360 players will have something cool to play with here!