TGS 2003: King of Fighters update

SNK Playmore confirms a title for the next arcade King of Fighters and briefly discusses a new game in the series under development for the PlayStation 2.


From its stage at the 2003 Tokyo Game Show, SNK Playmore briefly discussed the future of the King of Fighters series. As announced by Sammy back at the AMShow earlier this month, SNK Playmore will be developing the next King of Fighters arcade game for Sammy's Atomiswave hardware. That game only had a working title then, but at the Tokyo Game Show, the title has indeed been confirmed as The King of Fighters 2003.

The company also showed off a short trailer for a new game in the King of Fighters series that is being developed specifically for the PlayStation 2. The trailer didn't show any gameplay but instead focused on lines of dialogue from some of the game's new characters, who were shown in a cutscene-style prerendered polygonal form. This game is currently known by the working title of KOF, and it appears that the game will be a 3D fighter. It will be released sometime in 2004.

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