History VideoGame / TheKingOfFighters

21st Jan '16 5:27:09 PM nombretomado
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* The '''Tales of Ash''' arc, which introduces androgynous French pretty boy Ash Crimson as the new main character. The story involves a sinister plot to capture the powers of the Kusanagi, Yagami, and Kagura clans and use them to [[SealedEvilInACan seize the sealed power of Orochi]], as well as the question of [[EnigmaticMinion just whose side Ash is on]]. It had [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Nona Nona]], [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Falcoon Falcoon]], Shinkiro's unnoficial "successor" [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Hiroaki Hiroaki]] and [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Eisuke_Ogura Eisuke Ogura]] as artists. It also experienced a change of hardware platforms multiple times, the first in-game ArtShift ever, and turmoil in the parent company, but managed to get on {{Steam}} in the end.
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* The '''Tales of Ash''' arc, which introduces androgynous French pretty boy Ash Crimson as the new main character. The story involves a sinister plot to capture the powers of the Kusanagi, Yagami, and Kagura clans and use them to [[SealedEvilInACan seize the sealed power of Orochi]], as well as the question of [[EnigmaticMinion just whose side Ash is on]]. It had [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Nona Nona]], [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Falcoon Falcoon]], Shinkiro's unnoficial "successor" [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Hiroaki Hiroaki]] and [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Eisuke_Ogura Eisuke Ogura]] as artists. It also experienced a change of hardware platforms multiple times, the first in-game ArtShift ever, and turmoil in the parent company, but managed to get on {{Steam}} UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} in the end.
18th Jan '16 9:43:56 AM SolidSonicTH
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** Other characters have started having idle animations that don't loop, particularly by the HD upgrade in ''XII''. Things like Iori shrugging his shoulders or Ash twisting his hips and playing with his bangs follow K' as non-looping fighting stances.
30th Dec '15 8:19:46 PM jormis29
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* AllMythsAreTrue: They damn well might as be where the ''KOF'' verse is concerned; in fact, it's hard to tell where this ends and OneMythToExplainThemAll begins. Yamata no {{Orochi}}, the legendary serpent dragon of Myth/{{Japanese myth|ology}}, is the progeny of [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Gaia]], the primordial Greek goddess and [[AnthropomorphicPersonification personification of Earth]] by which all was created (this holds true here as well); not only does ''KOF'' lore revolve around a version of the tale of Susanoo, Orochi, and Kushinada-hime (with the Kusanagi, Yasakani, and Yata clans--the bearers of the [[PublicDomainArtifact Three Sacred Treasures]], the Imperial Regalia of Japan imparted by the Shinto sun goddess Amaterasu--in the place of Amaterasu's brother Susanoo), but Orochi is her earthly agent and enforcer, and a KnightTemplar at that (Gaia, [[CrypticBackgroundReference for all intents and purposes]], is TheGhost, having yet to directly appear in any form, so whether she's a {{Neglectful Precursor|s}}, an [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen unseen]] BigGood, {{benevolent|Precursors}} but mysteriously absent/inactive [[GodsHandsAreTied for]] [[TheGodsMustBeLazy reasons]] [[GoodIsImpotent unknown]], or [[HaveYouSeenMyGod just plain missing]] is up in the air). That blurb is from ''KOF alone''; [[ContinuityCreep including the other SNK series implied to be connected to this one infinitely complicates things]]. [[VideoGame/PsychoSoldier Athena Asamiya]] is the reincarnation of [[VideoGame/{{Athena}} Princess Athena]], SNK's interpretation of the Greek goddess (whose great-grandmother is the aforementioned Gaia); Athena lives in the Kingdom of Victory, which has alternatively been referred to as Olympus, the Elysium World, and even [[Literature/TheBible Heaven]], is aided by an unnamed [[OurTitansAreDifferent Titaness]], uses items and weapons pertaining to other figures in classical mythology, and her game's BigBad is an evil emperor modeled after Cerberus whose name is [[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante]]. In the sequel, ''Athena: Full Throttle'', Athena is instead joined by her dutiful maid Helene, who is loosely based off of [[Literature/TheTrojanCycle Helen of Troy]]. To twist the knife further, she explicitly resides in Heaven in ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos SVC Chaos]]'', serving as the realm's guardian; her superior is a deity known as "Lord" and he is ''clearly'' the Judeo-Christian {{God}}. [[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting Eiji Kisaragi]]'s ancestor Zantetsu is from [[VideoGame/TheLastBlade a series]] featuring the Four Gods of Myth/{{Chinese mythology}} (with the Yellow Dragon of its respective Japanese counterpart myth joining them in ''[=LB2=]'') and their human avatars who must guard over [[{{Hellgate}} Hell's Gate]]. If [[VideoGame/FatalFury Kim Kaphwan]] is descended from [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Kim Rae-Hyeong]], then that opens up [[FantasyKitchenSink an entirely different bag of supernatural occurrences]], such as Nakoruru, an Ainu priestess who fights on the behalf of MotherNature (most likely one in the same with Gaia) and eventually [[spoiler:[[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence becomes one with nature]]]], and various other demons of Makai (which may link right back into ''The Last Blade'', ''[=SamSho=]''[='s=] {{spiritual|Successor}} and probable historical successor). On another front, the notion of IfJesusThenAliens has already been killed in cold blood thanks to the Zoan in ''Maximum Impact'', whose known members (Alba, Soiree, Luise, Jivatma, and Judeim) are outed as having extraterrestrial origins in ''[=MI2=]''. And let's not even get started on the [[VideoGame/MetalSlug Mars People]]. Confused? You should be.
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* AllMythsAreTrue: They damn well might as be where the ''KOF'' verse is concerned; in fact, it's hard to tell where this ends and OneMythToExplainThemAll begins. Yamata no {{Orochi}}, the legendary serpent dragon of Myth/{{Japanese myth|ology}}, is the progeny of [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Gaia]], the primordial Greek goddess and [[AnthropomorphicPersonification personification of Earth]] by which all was created (this holds true here as well); not only does ''KOF'' lore revolve around a version of the tale of Susanoo, Orochi, and Kushinada-hime (with the Kusanagi, Yasakani, and Yata clans--the bearers of the [[PublicDomainArtifact [[TheImperialRegalia Three Sacred Treasures]], the Imperial Regalia of Japan imparted by the Shinto sun goddess Amaterasu--in the place of Amaterasu's brother Susanoo), but Orochi is her earthly agent and enforcer, and a KnightTemplar at that (Gaia, [[CrypticBackgroundReference for all intents and purposes]], is TheGhost, having yet to directly appear in any form, so whether she's a {{Neglectful Precursor|s}}, an [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen unseen]] BigGood, {{benevolent|Precursors}} but mysteriously absent/inactive [[GodsHandsAreTied for]] [[TheGodsMustBeLazy reasons]] [[GoodIsImpotent unknown]], or [[HaveYouSeenMyGod just plain missing]] is up in the air). That blurb is from ''KOF alone''; [[ContinuityCreep including the other SNK series implied to be connected to this one infinitely complicates things]]. [[VideoGame/PsychoSoldier Athena Asamiya]] is the reincarnation of [[VideoGame/{{Athena}} Princess Athena]], SNK's interpretation of the Greek goddess (whose great-grandmother is the aforementioned Gaia); Athena lives in the Kingdom of Victory, which has alternatively been referred to as Olympus, the Elysium World, and even [[Literature/TheBible Heaven]], is aided by an unnamed [[OurTitansAreDifferent Titaness]], uses items and weapons pertaining to other figures in classical mythology, and her game's BigBad is an evil emperor modeled after Cerberus whose name is [[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante]]. In the sequel, ''Athena: Full Throttle'', Athena is instead joined by her dutiful maid Helene, who is loosely based off of [[Literature/TheTrojanCycle Helen of Troy]]. To twist the knife further, she explicitly resides in Heaven in ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos SVC Chaos]]'', serving as the realm's guardian; her superior is a deity known as "Lord" and he is ''clearly'' the Judeo-Christian {{God}}. [[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting Eiji Kisaragi]]'s ancestor Zantetsu is from [[VideoGame/TheLastBlade a series]] featuring the Four Gods of Myth/{{Chinese mythology}} (with the Yellow Dragon of its respective Japanese counterpart myth joining them in ''[=LB2=]'') and their human avatars who must guard over [[{{Hellgate}} Hell's Gate]]. If [[VideoGame/FatalFury Kim Kaphwan]] is descended from [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Kim Rae-Hyeong]], then that opens up [[FantasyKitchenSink an entirely different bag of supernatural occurrences]], such as Nakoruru, an Ainu priestess who fights on the behalf of MotherNature (most likely one in the same with Gaia) and eventually [[spoiler:[[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence becomes one with nature]]]], and various other demons of Makai (which may link right back into ''The Last Blade'', ''[=SamSho=]''[='s=] {{spiritual|Successor}} and probable historical successor). On another front, the notion of IfJesusThenAliens has already been killed in cold blood thanks to the Zoan in ''Maximum Impact'', whose known members (Alba, Soiree, Luise, Jivatma, and Judeim) are outed as having extraterrestrial origins in ''[=MI2=]''. And let's not even get started on the [[VideoGame/MetalSlug Mars People]]. Confused? You should be.

* AllMythsAreTrue: They damn well might as be where the ''KOF'' verse is concerned; in fact, it's hard to tell where this ends and OneMythToExplainThemAll begins. Yamata no {{Orochi}}, the legendary serpent dragon TheImperialRegalia: Treasures of Myth/{{Japanese myth|ology}}, is the progeny of [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Gaia]], the primordial Greek goddess and [[AnthropomorphicPersonification personification of Earth]] by which all was created (this holds true here as well); not only does ''KOF'' lore revolve around Amaterasu make up a version major part of the tale of Susanoo, Orochi, and Kushinada-hime (with the Kusanagi, Yasakani, and Yata clans--the bearers plot of the [[PublicDomainArtifact Three Sacred Treasures]], the Imperial Regalia of Japan imparted by the Shinto sun goddess Amaterasu--in the place of Amaterasu's brother Susanoo), but Orochi is her earthly agent and enforcer, and a KnightTemplar at that (Gaia, [[CrypticBackgroundReference for all intents and purposes]], is TheGhost, having yet to directly appear in any form, so whether she's a {{Neglectful Precursor|s}}, an [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen unseen]] BigGood, {{benevolent|Precursors}} but mysteriously absent/inactive [[GodsHandsAreTied for]] [[TheGodsMustBeLazy reasons]] [[GoodIsImpotent unknown]], or [[HaveYouSeenMyGod just plain missing]] is up in the air). That blurb is from ''KOF alone''; [[ContinuityCreep including the other SNK series implied to be connected to this one infinitely complicates things]]. [[VideoGame/PsychoSoldier Athena Asamiya]] is the reincarnation of [[VideoGame/{{Athena}} Princess Athena]], SNK's interpretation of the Greek goddess (whose great-grandmother is the aforementioned Gaia); Athena lives in the Kingdom of Victory, which has alternatively been referred to as Olympus, the Elysium World, and even [[Literature/TheBible Heaven]], is aided by an unnamed [[OurTitansAreDifferent Titaness]], uses items and weapons pertaining to other figures in classical mythology, and her game's BigBad is an evil emperor modeled after Cerberus whose name is [[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante]]. In the sequel, ''Athena: Full Throttle'', Athena is instead joined by her dutiful maid Helene, who is loosely based off of [[Literature/TheTrojanCycle Helen of Troy]]. To twist the knife further, she explicitly resides in Heaven in ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos SVC Chaos]]'', serving as the realm's guardian; her superior is a deity known as "Lord" and he is ''clearly'' the Judeo-Christian {{God}}. [[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting Eiji Kisaragi]]'s ancestor Zantetsu is from [[VideoGame/TheLastBlade a series]] featuring the Four Gods of Myth/{{Chinese mythology}} (with the Yellow Dragon of its respective Japanese counterpart myth joining them in ''[=LB2=]'') and their human avatars who must guard over [[{{Hellgate}} Hell's Gate]]. If [[VideoGame/FatalFury Kim Kaphwan]] is descended from [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Kim Rae-Hyeong]], then that opens up [[FantasyKitchenSink an entirely different bag of supernatural occurrences]], such as Nakoruru, an Ainu priestess who fights on the behalf of MotherNature (most likely one in the same with Gaia) and eventually [[spoiler:[[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence becomes one with nature]]]], and various other demons of Makai (which may link right back into ''The Last Blade'', ''[=SamSho=]''[='s=] {{spiritual|Successor}} and probable historical successor). On another front, the notion of IfJesusThenAliens has already been killed in cold blood thanks to the Zoan in ''Maximum Impact'', whose known members (Alba, Soiree, Luise, Jivatma, and Judeim) are outed as having extraterrestrial origins in ''[=MI2=]''. And let's not even get started on the [[VideoGame/MetalSlug Mars People]]. Confused? You should be.latest story arc.

* PublicDomainArtifact: Treasures of Amaterasu, which is a major part of the plot the latest story arc.
18th Dec '15 8:41:45 PM nombretomado
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The games were initially released on the (ridiculously expensive) NeoGeo home arcade system, so they had a hard time catching on with North American home gamers, but remained very popular in Japan, as well as with arcade gamers worldwide. It released new editions of the game every year with [[VideoGame/MaddenNFL Madden-like regularity]], introducing new characters and rosters into the storyline, while the old characters have seemingly retained their basic sets of special moves throughout the series, probably to dodge the problem of the older games being SoLastSeason.
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The games were initially released on the (ridiculously expensive) NeoGeo UsefulNotes/NeoGeo home arcade system, so they had a hard time catching on with North American home gamers, but remained very popular in Japan, as well as with arcade gamers worldwide. It released new editions of the game every year with [[VideoGame/MaddenNFL Madden-like regularity]], introducing new characters and rosters into the storyline, while the old characters have seemingly retained their basic sets of special moves throughout the series, probably to dodge the problem of the older games being SoLastSeason.

* GameMod: No matter which NeoGeo installment of the series you pick, there's always a hack of it. Primarily they tend to make bosses playable though some add new arenas, graphics and bump up character's attacks to ludicrous levels. Sometimes you get the odd mod that adds new characters, such as a hack of the arcade ''2002'' that adds the console port's extra characters (King, Shingo, Orochi Iori, Goenitz and Geese).
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* GameMod: No matter which NeoGeo UsefulNotes/NeoGeo installment of the series you pick, there's always a hack of it. Primarily they tend to make bosses playable though some add new arenas, graphics and bump up character's attacks to ludicrous levels. Sometimes you get the odd mod that adds new characters, such as a hack of the arcade ''2002'' that adds the console port's extra characters (King, Shingo, Orochi Iori, Goenitz and Geese).

* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: The NeoGeo CD ports of the games, which have loading times so frequent and so ridiculously long (20 to 30 seconds, due to the [=CDs=]' slow single speed drive) that they slow the pacing of all the games to a crawl.
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: The NeoGeo UsefulNotes/NeoGeo CD ports of the games, which have loading times so frequent and so ridiculously long (20 to 30 seconds, due to the [=CDs=]' slow single speed drive) that they slow the pacing of all the games to a crawl.
8th Dec '15 6:00:40 AM SolidSonicTH
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** This one ended up about as obvious as they come considering ''every DummiedOut character'' that had a named file uncovered in ''XII'' wound up being added to the ''XIII'' roster (including a retro, flame-powered version of Iori offered as DownloadableContent, originally fished out of ''XII'' under the filename "[=iori98=]").
6th Dec '15 10:11:17 AM Goukenimaru
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* ''The King of Fighters XIV'' was announced at the 2015 Tokyo Game show where it was shown to transition to 3D while still retaining its roots as a two-dimensional playing field, similar to games such as ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' or ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9''. It is currently slated for a 2016 release. A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSSVtxVgchE teaser trailer]] was also shown at the event. [[http://www.orochinagi.com/2015/10/interview-with-kofxiv-producer-kofxiii-hits-top-3-sales-charts-fgc-ebook-free-pdf It was then revealed that it is a new arc following the Tales of Ash.]]
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* ''The King of Fighters XIV'' was announced at the 2015 Tokyo Game show where it was shown to transition to 3D while still retaining its roots as a two-dimensional playing field, similar to games such as ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' or ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9''. It is currently slated for a 2016 release. A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSSVtxVgchE teaser trailer]] was also shown at the event. [[http://www.orochinagi.com/2015/10/interview-with-kofxiv-producer-kofxiii-hits-top-3-sales-charts-fgc-ebook-free-pdf It was then revealed that it is a new arc following the Tales of Ash.]]]] At Playstation Experience 2015 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmS63iQqdr4 further details were added]], the roster will be composed of 50 characters, that info and the then available characters led some credibility to [[http://shoryuken.com/2015/11/04/king-of-fighters-xivs-roster-may-have-leaked-months-ago/ the alleged full roster leaked by the Chinese]].
11th Nov '15 2:19:26 PM Berrenta
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* UsefulNotes/KoreansInJapan
9th Nov '15 10:26:26 AM Berrenta
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* UsefulNotes/KoreansInJapan

* NoKoreansInJapan: Averted, obviously.
6th Nov '15 7:31:14 AM SolidSonicTH
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* TwoAndAHalfD: ''XIV'' is moving away from dot art sprites to straight 3D models. Previously the only installments of the franchise to use 3D graphics were the ''Maximum Impact'' games (not counting ''XII''/''XIII''[='s=] use of 3D graphics as development templates for their character sprites). Unlike those games, however, this game remains a 2D fighting game.
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* TwoAndAHalfD: ''XIV'' is moving away from dot art sprites to straight 3D models. Previously the only installments of the franchise to use 3D graphics were the ''Maximum Impact'' games (not counting ''XII''/''XIII''[='s=] ''XII'' and ''XIII''[='s=] use of 3D graphics as development templates for their character sprites). Unlike those games, however, this game remains a 2D fighting game.
6th Nov '15 7:30:57 AM SolidSonicTH
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* TwoAndAHalfD: ''XIV'' is moving away from dot art sprites to straight 3D models. Previously the only installments of the franchise to use 3D graphics were the ''Maximum Impact'' games. Unlike those games, however, this game remains a 2D fighting game.
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* TwoAndAHalfD: ''XIV'' is moving away from dot art sprites to straight 3D models. Previously the only installments of the franchise to use 3D graphics were the ''Maximum Impact'' games.games (not counting ''XII''/''XIII''[='s=] use of 3D graphics as development templates for their character sprites). Unlike those games, however, this game remains a 2D fighting game.
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