The Humble Bundle site is currently running a NeoGeo 25th anniversary bundle covering several NeoGeo titles, and additional extras at high enough tiers. This covers the applicable titles already available on Steam, and several others as DRM-free downloads which can also be played on a browser. Notably, on of the available titles is Samurai Shodown V Special, which has never been ported outside the NeoGeo.
The tier breakdown is as follows.
Pay what you want:
Art of Fighting 2
Baseball Stars 2
Fatal Fury Special
King of the Monsters
Metal Slug 2
Samurai Shodown II
The King of Fighters 2000
Above average – all of the above plus:
Metal Slug (Steam available)
Metal Slug 3 (Steam available)
NeoGeo 25th Anniversary Soundtrack (Art of Fighting 2, Fatal Fury Special, Metal Slug 3, Samurai Shodown II)
Neo Turf Masters
The King of Fighters ’98 Ultimate Match Final Edition (Steam only)
The Last Blade
Twinkle Star Sprites
$10 or more – all of the above plus:
Garou: Mark of the Wolves
Metal Slug X (Steam available)
Samurai Shodown V Special
Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad
The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match (Steam only)
$40 or more – all of the above plus a Metal Slug t-shirt.
The Secret Society, Dream Cancel, and various members from the KOF community have once again teamed up to create another High Stakes KOF XIII tournament being hosted at the infamous Next Level Arcade, a frequently visited venue of many great players of all games. Arturo “nycfurby” Sanchez of Team Spooky is confirmed to be streaming the event at twitch.tv/nycfurby as well as Team Kick-Punch-Block at twitch.tv/kpblive. In addition, this event is a Dream Cancel Cup Premier Qualifying event for all games in the Finals taking place on January 2016. If you live in the tristate area and or have been looking for a KOF 98, KOF 98UM:FE, and or KOF 2K2UM tournament, then you most definitely do not want to miss out on this event. Check out the thread here and the facebook event page here for more details. If you wanna know what you may have missed out on last year, check out the match below as it capsulizes the hype levels of what is to come. WARNING, video has colorful language (NSFW) so be cautious where watching it.
Korea’s Soft Big Bang announced that a collaboration with SNK Playmore. In their upcoming game Core masters, characters from The King of Fighters ’98 will be appear in the MOBA as guest characters. Kyo, Iori, and Athena are available to play today after updates in the Japanese version.
SNKPlaymore released King of Fighters 98 today for Android OS Smartphones today! iOS Smartphones will be released in a few days through the Apple App store. Here are some notes from the press release:
“SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION (Corporate HQ: Suita-city, Osaka, Japan, Company President & CEO: Koichi
Toyama) is proud to announce the worldwide release of “THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’98” for Android devices.
“THE KING OF FIGHTERS” series is extremely popular among fighting game fans for its history, its charismatic characters, and its
highly strategic team-based fighting game system. ”THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’98”, praised amongst KOF fans around the world
for its stellar game balance, is now available on Android and in the days to come on iOS!
This iOS / Android port of “KOF ‘98” not only faithfully reproduces the original NEOGEO Ver., but also includes a lot of unique
features for an even better game experience!
◆ The best game balance in the “KOF” series!
“KOF ‘98” is praised among KOF fans around the world as being the ultimate compilation of “KOF ‘94” ~ “KOF ‘97” titles and for
its fantastic game balance. Moreover, this perfect port of “KOF ‘98” features 2 different gameplay modes, “EXTRA” &
“ADVANCED”, and also includes a “TRAINING MODE” where you can master all your combos! “KOF ‘98” is also compatible
with Bluetooth game controllers for the best gameplay experience ever!!
◆ 38 playable characters!
In addition to the series’ iconic characters, “Iori” and “American Sports” teams as well as “Shingo Yabuki” and “Rugal Bernstein”
edit characters return in “KOF ‘98” to complete the gorgeous roster of 38 characters and for a never ending dream match!
◆ A NEOGEO Perfect Port with added features!
Play “KOF ‘98” with its original 4 buttons configuration, or use its unique control scheme of 6 button settings and the simplified
special moves with the help of the “SP” button!
◆ Challenge your friends via Bluetooth!
Duel with other KOF players via Bluetooth Multiplayer Mode for epic and unforgettable battles!”