China reinvents the King of Fighters
Many gamers in the West grew up with an abundance of 90s smash hits like Super Smash Bros. and Street Fighter. But in China, The King of Fighters was among the very few iconic games that people got to play. Now KoF is back -- watch our video to find out more.
The reason? SNK games were among the few that we got to play.
Available only in China for now, the game features a number of upgrades from the original. For instance, it’s gone from strictly 2D to 2.5D, where characters can move laterally. Also, the attack moves have been simplified, with each tied to a single button. And cooldowns were introduced.
In the beat’em up mode, players fight street gangsters and other villains, progressing through the storyline between the 1994 and 1997 versions of KoF.
The MOBA mode puts two teams of three in a single lane arena. One team wins by destroying the other team’s turrets.
The game was an instant hit in China. On the day of its launch, it dethroned PUBG as the country’s number one game. It has since fallen a bit, but still ranked 14th when I last checked.