SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION announced today the worldwide release of THE KING OF FIGHTERS-i, the newest installment in THE KING OF FIGHTERS series, for the iPhone, iPod touch, and (compatible with) iPad. Priced at $7.99 in Apple’s App Store, the game promises the complete KOF experience.
From art direction to gameplay, THE KING OF FIGHTERS-i is said to bring the complete KOF experience to the iOS platform. The gorgeous graphics of the world-famous fighting series have been faithfully recreated, taking full advantage of the latest Apple hardware. The use of the Virtual Pad/Joystick perfectly reproduces KOF’s controls, creating asimple, user-friendly play-style to easily perform special moves and combinations.
Four modes of gameplay – Compatible with Game Center
“KOF-i” features four game modes: “Team Battle” for classic KOF 3-on-3 battles, “Single Battle” for 1-on-1 fights, “Endless” mode for an endurance challenge with just one life, and “Training” mode where players can practice the Virtual Pad-based controls and learn combos. In addition, “KOF-i” is compatible with Game Center, allowing players to share and compare their game completion level, rankings and achievements with friends and players from around the world.
14 legendary fighters battle for glory
The formidable roster of “KOF-i” features 14 classic characters, including Kyo Kusanagi, K’ and Ash Crimson. “KOF-i” also sees the return of Billy Kane, who enters the tournament for the first time since “KOF 2003”.
Challenge friends and trade your data anytime, anywhere
Players can do battle with friends in local wireless play via Bluetooth. Players can also exchange trading cards, view another player’s “My Card” (gamer profile cards), and send and receive versus battle replay data for even more interaction.
Unlock trading cards, illustrations and other bonus content
Various bonus content can be unlocked during gameplay and viewed within the game’s “Gallery” mode. Here players will find premium trading cards based on original SNK PLAYMORE illustrations, various art and rough sketches of KOF characters, KOF Team novel stories from the upcoming THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII and many more hidden treasures that fans can’t afford to miss! Bonus content can also be traded at any time via thein-game marketplace.
Free additional content coming in October 2011. Up to 20 characters.
Extra characters and exclusive background stages will be available to download in the near future for even more intense battles!