KOF-A 2012 becomes a free-to-play to celebrate KOF 20th Anniversary

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To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The King of Fighters Series, SNK Playmore has made the mobile version of KOF XIII, “The King of Fighters – A 2012″ free-to-play.  This version is essentially identical to the $2.99 paid version, except that Ex Iori and Ex Kyo comes as paid DLCs.

Check it out over at the Google Play Store:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.snkplaymore.android010

 

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Dream Cancel Live! Episode 35: Quick Basic KOF98UM Introduction – Prep For Final Edition

Chat with us at http://chatwing.com/dreamcancelsnk

In preparation for King of Fighters 98 Ultimate Match Final Edition; this episode provides a very quick basic introduction into the gameplay system and mechanics that are featured in KOF98UM. The ps2 version will be used as a visual aid, and a few characters will be demonstrated – their Final Edition changes will be mentioned. If you have any questions please use the chatwing chat box!

Buy/Pre-Order on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/222420/

Beginner’s Guide To KOF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_aMF_MNdfI

Final Edition Changes List:
http://www.ptfighters.com/forum/the-king-of-fighters/kof98umfe/msg117910/?PHPSESSID=9b93ca30da96ac216457b9618f03eddd#msg117910

98UM wiki: http://wiki.shoryuken.com/The_King_of_Fighters_%2798:_Ultimate_Match

Dream Cancel 98UM Forums: http://dreamcancel.com/forum/index.php?board=25.0

Orochinagi 98UM Forums: http://www.orochinagi.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=29

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NEC XV Event: The Kingdom Of Fighters

Copied and pasted from Dynicksty:
“ANNOUNCING…THE KINGDOM OF FIGHTERS!!!
A TEAM BATTLE OF EPIC PROPORTIONS!!!
CHALLENGERS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD TRAVEL TO THE UNDERESTIMATED EAST COAST TO COMPETE IN THE KING OF FIGHTERS TOURNAMENT HOSTED BY THE MYSTERIOUS WYSEGUY…
BUT FOR MANY…A FREE ENTRY SINGLES TOURNAMENT IS NOT ENOUGH TO SATISFY THE HUNGER TO FIGHT!!!!

THEREFORE TWO ENEMY TEAMS OF 15-20 FIGHTERS WILL BATTLE FOR ULTIMATE SUPREMACY.

DRAFT RULES:
THE TWO TEAM CAPTAINS ARE ROMANCE AND ?

CHARACTER SELECT: CAPTAINS TAKE TURNS PICKING PLAYERS FROM THE TIER LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

EACH CAPTAIN IS ALLOWED 13 SECONDS TO DRAFT THEIR NEXT PLAYER UNTIL DRAFT IS COMPLETE

DRAFT IS COMPLETE WHEN TEAMS HAVE EQUAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS AND MAXIMUM HYPE

ORDER SELECT: CAPTAINS SELECT THE ORDER OF THEIR FIRST 3 FIGHTERS (BLIND PICK)

THE SELECTED FIGHTERS DUEL IN ORDER…WINNER STAYS ON
(Players may only win up to two games unless they are the last remaining player on the team)

COUNTERPICKS: UPON THE DESTRUCTION OF THE VANGUARD, CAPTAINS CAN THEN FREELY CHOOSE FROM THEIR REMAINING FIGHTERS

REPEAT UNTIL ALL PLAYERS OF A TEAM ARE ELIMINATED

THE SURVIVING TEAM WILL BE CROWNED CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!

DRAFT WILL BE TAKING PLACE FRIDAY NIGHT WITH THE ACTUAL BATTLE TO BE DETERMINED…”

If you wish to sign up for this event and you are attending NEC, please respond on THIS post on the forums or in any facebook group you may have seen it on.

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Ex Kyo Corner Combo for Crouching Opponents by DJ Mirror

Combos that only work on crouching opponents are commonplace in many fighting games such as BlazBlue and Persona 4 Area.  They are however quite rare in KOF XIII.  Here, DJ Mirror shows us that a specific combo for Ex Kyo that only works on a crouching opponent in the corner.

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KOF 97 OL trailer features new characters and modes for the HD remake of KOF 97

Back in August we reported that China’s CMGE has obtained official licenses from SNK Playmore to work on HD remakes of KOF 97, Samurai Shodown II, and Metal Slug 2.

Today, CMGE has released the first trailer for their HD remake of KOF 97.  The title is called “The King of Fighters ’97 OL,” where OL stands for online.  As expected from CMGE, a company specializes in mobile games, the title is set to be a mobile game intended for smart phones and tablets.

As you can see in the trailer, the original opening in 97 has been remade with new HD character art.  However, instead of remaking new sprites, KOF 97 OL are using new 3D characters models.

Some characters like Charlotte from the Samurai Shodown series are making guest appearances in the title.  There also seem to be new characters in addition to the original cast.  Lastly, there also seems to be a new 2 vs. 1 mode on top of the traditional versus modes.

The game is expected to launch in 2015 on Android platforms in China.

Via Sina

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Dec. 2-7th KOF ’98UM & XIII Events

NEC XV

Northeastern Championships XV
Date: Dec. 5-7th, 2014
Location: Essington, PA
Full Details Here

KOF'98 UM

KOF’98UM 1st Asia Clash
Date: Dec. 4th, 2014
Location: Dubai, UAE
Full Details Here

Columbus, OH KOF XIII Ranbats

Columbus, OH KOF XIII Ranbats
Date: Dec. 2nd, 2014
Location: Columbus, OH
Full Details Here

Columbus, OH KOF XIII Ranbats

Canada Fighting Game Night
Date: Dec. 2nd, 2014
Location: Belleville, Ontario
Full Details Here

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Dream Cancel Live! Episode 34: NEC15 KOFXIII Pre-Show

We will be talking with players who will be attending the KOFXIII tournament at Northeast Championships 15!
Chat with us at http://chatwing.com/dreamcancelsnk

*How do you feel about the announcement of KOF98UM Final Edition arriving on Steam December 12th?
*(If you’re planning on going to NEC15 for KOF) What are you looking forward to the most at the tournament?
*(If you are watching at home) What do you expect to see on stream?

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SLR & VS Pro-Gaming Tournament KOFXIII Grand Finals – NC|LDA Misterio vs XTR|ST Koopa

Check out the grand finals between Misterio & Koopa that was held at the SLR & VS Pro-Gaming Tournament that transpired last weekend in Rosarito!

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Source: SLR Rosarito Youtube

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KOF 98 UM FE netcode will be based on input delay, equal to 1/2 of ping

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We just got some more information in regards to the netcode of the upcoming Steam release of KOF 98 UM Final Edition.  According to the Code Mystic, the netcode will not be a rollback style netcode, but rather an input-delay type, with delays equal to 1/2 of ping.  Ping numbers will be displayed before matches.  The reasons for this decision was due to the fact that the XBLA/NESICA source code was not built for rollback.

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KOF 98 UM Final Edition releases on December 12

headerWe’ve all been waiting for this anxiously.  KOF 98 Ulimate Match Final Edition will be released on December 12 on Steam.

You can preorder now on steam and save 20%, that will run you at $11.99.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/222420/

There are no new information in regards to the netcode, however.  The game is being ported by Code Mystics, which have previously handled games like Killer Instinct 1/2 Classic on Xbox One, and Nidhogg on PSN.

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