This Trailer Had Me Like “UM”
It’s all SNK news today. After a brief delay of their announcements, they hit us with four updates at once. We got our first trailer for King of Fighters XV, the reveal of two characters for Samurai Shodown Season Pass 3, the reveal of King of Fighters XIV Ultimate Edition, and then we went way back to the early 2000s for King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match, which is being ported to PS4. This is the remake of the King of Fighters 2002 arcade game that was ported to Dreamcast, PS2, and Xbox.
King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match boasts the largest roster of characters in the KoF series with a total of 66 playable fighters. SNK says that the gameplay has been rebalanced and graphics improved quite a bit from the original release. The fighting strategies have also been improved, but no details of how are given. Perhaps they are adjusted to fit with the more modern games’ playstyles. King of Fighters 2002 used a feature called MAX 2, which enabled players to use special moves more easily and unleash attacks that can only be used in MAX 2 mode. There will also be an online mode where players can participate in ranked, casual, and custom matches, which players can change the rules of.
As fun and exciting as new games are, there will always be an audience for the classics like this one. There is no solid release date, but SNK says that it is “coming soon”. King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match will be coming to PS4 hopefully in 2021.
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