History VideoGame / TheKingOfFighters

19th May '17 9:57:33 AM Basara-kun
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* CrissCrossAttack:
** ''KOF XI'': Eiji Kisaragi's [[LimitBreak LDM]] "Yami Kari" has him grab his foe and then suspends them in the air, then does multiple slashes through his foe alongside his shadow clone, ending with a powerful downward stab.
** ''KOF XIV'':
*** Choi's [[LimitBreak Climax DM]] is him launching the foe up with a FoeTossingCharge, then he does multiple flying claw attacks through the opponent before falling down.
*** Mai's [[LimitBreak Climax DM]] is similar than Choi's but unarmed, with her finishing by grabbing the foe between her legs and slamming them down to the ground alongside her.
*** Leona's "Slash Saber" involves her slashing through her opponent multiple times with her [[RazorSharpHand hand]] before blowing them up with and explosion.


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* RedIsViolent: The series has a lot of good examples of this:
** First of all, Rugal Bernstein, the BigBad of ''[='94=]'', usually wears in red and also has a [[RedEyesTakeWarning right red eye]].
** Iori Yagami is a FieryRedhead with a HairTriggerTemper, especially when it's about Kyo Kusanagi. Not to mention the "[[TurnsRed Riot of the Blood]]" by his Orochi part-heritage.
** Leona Heidern is more known as an IceQueen, until as Iori, she (literally) TurnsRed by the Riot of the Blood, in which [[PowerDyesYourHair her hair turns red]].
** Of the two ex-secretaries of Rugal, Vice is the most visceral and savage of the pair, compared with the [[RedOniBlueOni cool and sophisticated Mature]].
** The Newfaces Team from ''[='97=]'', when they reveal their true intentions (as well their real powers), their clothes ([[RedEyesTakeWarning and eyes]]) become red, which also make them the {{Sub Boss}}es of the game.
29th Mar '17 10:50:11 PM santos32
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* ComicBookTime: After ''[='95=]'', SNK froze all of the ages of their characters in order to keep the cast roughly youthful. While there are a few illusions of the passage of times (such as Kyo changing his outfit to show that he's dropped out of high school), the earlier characters remain in their teens and twenties whereas most of them should be about a full decade older. This also extends to cameo characters and newer entrants. This is why characters like Kim's sons Jae Hoon and Dong Hwan from ''Garou'', as well as fan-favorite Rock Howard ([[ExecutiveMeddling SNK Playmore's desire to save Rock]] for the ''Garou'' sequel [[{{Vaporware}} which will probably never come to pass]] aside) will probably never make a playable appearance in a future [=2D=] ''KOF''; they appear as children and will stay that way unless there is some sort of {{retcon}} PlotRelevantAgeUp involved.

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* ComicBookTime: After ''[='95=]'', SNK froze all of the ages of their characters in order to keep the cast roughly youthful. While there are a few illusions of the passage of times (such as Kyo changing his outfit to show that he's dropped out of high school), the earlier characters remain in their teens and twenties whereas most of them should be about a full decade older. This also extends to cameo characters and newer entrants. This is why characters like Kim's sons Jae Hoon and Dong Hwan from ''Garou'', as well as fan-favorite Rock Howard ([[ExecutiveMeddling SNK Playmore's desire to save Rock]] for the ''Garou'' sequel [[{{Vaporware}} which will probably never come to pass]] aside) will probably never make a playable appearance in a future [=2D=] ''KOF''; they appear as children and will stay that way unless there is some sort of {{retcon}} PlotRelevantAgeUp involved. However, Rock has been promoted to the main roster as of ''XIV''.



*** Most excitingly, there has been DLC characters confirmed. Whip is the first revealed, followed by 3 others thereafter. Them being Yamazaki, Vanessa, and to everyone's surprise, and an unexpected candidate to the main KOF series...Rock Howard! (Though he did appear in the ''Maximum Impact'' games beforehand.)

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*** Most excitingly, there has been DLC characters confirmed. Whip is the first revealed, followed by 3 others thereafter. Them being Yamazaki, Vanessa, and to everyone's surprise, and an unexpected candidate to the main KOF series...series: Rock Howard! (Though he did appear in the ''Maximum Impact'' games beforehand.)
29th Mar '17 6:35:59 PM NeoStrayCat
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*** Most excitingly, there has been DLC characters confirmed. Whip is the first revealed with at least two (possibly three) more to come.

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*** Most excitingly, there has been DLC characters confirmed. Whip is the first revealed with at least two (possibly three) more revealed, followed by 3 others thereafter. Them being Yamazaki, Vanessa, and to come.everyone's surprise, and an unexpected candidate to the main KOF series...Rock Howard! (Though he did appear in the ''Maximum Impact'' games beforehand.)
25th Mar '17 6:32:22 PM nombretomado
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Aside from fighting games and tie-ins, there were the rather infamous DatingSim games for mobiles and NintendoDS, ''Days of Memories'' allowed the player character to venture in Southtown and date most of the fighting divas from the series ([[VideoGame/FatalFury and]] [[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting from]] [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown others]]); later versions also allowed a girl player character to date the male fighters as well.

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Aside from fighting games and tie-ins, there were the rather infamous DatingSim games for mobiles and NintendoDS, UsefulNotes/NintendoDS, ''Days of Memories'' allowed the player character to venture in Southtown and date most of the fighting divas from the series ([[VideoGame/FatalFury and]] [[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting from]] [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown others]]); later versions also allowed a girl player character to date the male fighters as well.



* IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney: When SNK Playmore was in dire need for some quick profit in 2005, they pulled a desperate gamble; make a game to gather as many fans as they could, though another fighting game wasn't their aim. Seeing how many Bishoujo and MsFanservice girls they had in ''The King of Fighters'' and other [[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting fighting]] [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown games]] [[VideoGame/FuunSeries as]] [[VideoGame/FatalFury well]], a series of {{dating sim}}s were made for mobiles and later ported over to the NintendoDS. The series was called ''Days of Memories'' with a subtitle for each new installment, it proved to be rather successful as seven ''mobile'' games and two [[UpdatedRerelease rereleases]] for NintendoDS were made until 2008.

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* IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney: When SNK Playmore was in dire need for some quick profit in 2005, they pulled a desperate gamble; make a game to gather as many fans as they could, though another fighting game wasn't their aim. Seeing how many Bishoujo and MsFanservice girls they had in ''The King of Fighters'' and other [[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting fighting]] [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown games]] [[VideoGame/FuunSeries as]] [[VideoGame/FatalFury well]], a series of {{dating sim}}s were made for mobiles and later ported over to the NintendoDS. UsefulNotes/NintendoDS. The series was called ''Days of Memories'' with a subtitle for each new installment, it proved to be rather successful as seven ''mobile'' games and two [[UpdatedRerelease rereleases]] for NintendoDS Nintendo DS were made until 2008.
9th Mar '17 5:05:31 AM SolidSonicTH
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** ''XIV'' will offer a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_kvG7vjH_8 classic Kyo Kusanagi]] (''[==]'94''-''[==]'98'') skin for preorders.

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** ''XIV'' will offer has a fair bit of DLC.
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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_kvG7vjH_8 classic Kyo Kusanagi]] (''[==]'94''-''[==]'98'') skin for preorders. Additionally Athena Asamiya and Iori Yagami also received classic retro outfits. Geese Howard received a zombie-fied version of his infamous "Nightmare" form.
*** Extra outfits for Shun'ei and Nakoruru (both Japanese school uniforms). Extra outfits for Sylvie, Angel, Meitenkun, and Kula are also inbound.
*** Two retro stages are on the cards (a ''[=KoF=]''-themed version of Terry Bogard's ''Fatal Fury 2'' train stage and the Monaco racetrack stage from ''[='97=]'').
*** Most excitingly, there has been DLC characters confirmed. Whip is the first revealed with at least two (possibly three) more to come.
18th Feb '17 12:07:04 PM Gouken20xx
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** Most notably, [[SamuraiShodown Nakoruru]], as well as her team-mates, Miu Miu and Love Heart, are stuck in King Of Fighters possibly permanently, making them ExiledFromContinuity for their ORIGINAL universes!
28th Nov '16 8:32:11 PM ChrisX
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* ArtEvolution: Patch 1.10 of XIV includes a significant graphical upgrade to the character models, making it look even better and less like a PS2 game as it was derided before. [[http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/28/king-fighters-xiv-patch-1-10-will-make-game-look-better/ See for yourself]]
23rd Nov '16 1:33:06 PM AndyLA
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[[caption-width-right:330:LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters indeed. And this isn't even all of them...]]

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[[caption-width-right:330:LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters indeed. And this isn't even all of them...]]
[[note]]Picture drawn as of ''XI''.[[/note]]]]
20th Nov '16 3:30:44 PM AndyLA
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** The female announcer in ''XIV'' also spouts random quips every time someone gets knocked out.
4th Nov '16 10:26:47 PM santos32
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* TheArtifact: It's what happens when [[DemotedToExtra you're not the protagonist]], regardless of whether or not you've been a mainstay. The biggest cases of this are probably [[TheHero Terry Bogard]], [[MsFanservice Mai]] [[JigglePhysics Shiranui]], and [[JusticeWillPrevail Kim Kaphwan]]. While they are still around more than the others whom are generally DemotedToExtra or [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome just mysteriously disappear]], they are generally only kept in to appease older fans.

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* TheArtifact: It's what happens when [[DemotedToExtra you're not the protagonist]], regardless of whether or not you've been a mainstay. The biggest cases of this are probably [[TheHero Terry Bogard]], [[MsFanservice Mai]] [[JigglePhysics Shiranui]], and [[JusticeWillPrevail Kim Kaphwan]]. While they are still around more than the others whom are generally DemotedToExtra or [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome just mysteriously disappear]], they are generally only kept in to appease older fans. Really, this can apply to anyone who isn't original to the series; you'll be there for the veterans but have little to no impact on the actual plot.
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