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!
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.
@DesDelaghetto@Jack04311910 input delay, equal to 1/2 of ping. You’ll see ping before match. XBLA/NESiCA source wasn’t built for rollback.
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.
The steam ports of KOF 98UM and KOF 2002UM were originally planned to be released in November and December respectively. However, the two titles seems to be possibly delayed according to SNK’s latest website update.
The two titles are now scheduled to be released “this winter.”
We will keep you updated when we find out about more information.
Tencent is back again this year for another big KOF 98UM tournament in China. After a series of qualifiers, they have finally determined the 8 finalists who will take part in TGA winter championships this year to compete for over 100,000 Yuan ($16,350 USD) in prizes.
TGA Winter Championship takes place on 11/19 in Shanghai.
Duelling the KOF is taking place at the a-cho arcade during this three-day weekend in Kyoto, Japan. In addition to the usual Japanese players, many international players are attending: Korea’s MadKOF, Verna, Gutts, Kensouzzang; France’s, Fox, Salim, Tom Sawyer will be attending. ET from Taiwan will be arriving for casuals on the last day.
The main lineup of the event will include KOF 2002UM, KOF98, and KOF XIII Climax Edition. All tournaments will be in single elimination team format. In addition, there will be a 20 vs 20 exhibition between the Kanto and Kansai players, and a Japan vs International exhibition.
Gato Ray recently uploaded a recorded match of a first to 10 match set between ET (who placed 2nd at the CafeID Global Tournament in KOFXIII) versus the KOFXIII EVO 2014 champion, and mostly known for his KOF98 play, XiaoHai playing KOF98 Ultimate Match Final Edition! This match was most likely recorded via QQGame client and was originally uploaded on NicoVideo, then mirrored on Youtube. This is an excellent start for those who are interested in trying out KOF98UM Final Edition which should be released on Steam next month!
Hit the jump to watch the rest of the first to 10!