“King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match” Now Available on PS4
On Tuesday, SNK announced that The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match is now available on PS4 for $14.99.
While the original KOF 2002 has been available on PS4 for some time as a $7.99 Arcade Archives title, the new Unlimited Match release boasts several new features, which include:
- Graphical improvements
- Redesigned character abilities
- Remastered Soundtrack
- Rollback Netcode for Online Play
- The ability to rewatch up to 10 recent online matches
- Optional rematch cooldowns
- Flashier MAX 2 ultimate moves
- All Desperation Moves being cancelable via the Max Mode system
- A girthy roster of 66 characters, including the exclusive fighter Nameless
It’s worth noting that a physical edition of KOF 2002 Ultimate Match will be available in Spring 2020 via Limited Run Games. The standard edition is $34.99, and a collector’s edition featuring a custom shockbox, CD soundtrack, a reversible poster, four art cards, a replica mini NeoGeo cartridge, and a collector’s box is $69.99. The last day to preorder is 14 March.
Here’s the breakdown of the KOF 2002 Ultimate Match as abridged by Niche Gamer:
The second title in the UM series is a fully upgraded version of KOF 2002, a masterpiece of the KOF series deserving of a place honor along with KOF ’98. Based on THE NESTS CHRONICLES, this title includes the most characters of any title in KOF history. All graphics and background music have been completely redone and the game balance has also been extensively redesigned. New moves have been added and others have been brought back, meaning that players can enjoy battling it out for longer than ever.
66 characters in all – the most playable characters ever in the KOF series:
With DNA from Kyo and K’, this title’s original character Nameless is ready for action!
In addition to characters that appeared in the original KOF 2002, formidable fighters from THE NESTS CHRONICLES as well as additional characters and hidden characters keep popping up to fight!
Don’t miss the updated graphics and production:
Updated game sounds:
The demo screens, cut-scenes, and winning screens are worth a look:[/b]
What’s more, all background music has been updated for more intense matches!
Tons of new moves and old moves that have been brought back are found in this title only!
Feel the heat of the upgraded MAX2!!
Fully upgraded and redesigned system and game balance for all characters:
Each character’s special and extra-special moves are former moves and power-changing moves from past series as well as many new moves created for this title only.
The MAX2 move for all characters is even more impressive than ever. Now easier to use in real matches for a show of supreme power!!
Includes many game modes:
Not only can 50 different moves be practiced in both “normal” and “expert” difficulties in Challenge Mode, players can also create original combos in “Practice Mode”. There is also “Endless Mode”, where players can battle against the CPU for as long as their endurance will allow.
The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match is also available on PC (via GOG, and Steam), Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. You can now download the PS4 release via the PlayStation store here, or pre-order the physical edition via Limited Run here.
Source: Niche Gamer
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It’s been a long time since I’ve played the KOF games. Funny enough, I mentioned KOF 2002 with how SNK replaced K9999 with Nameless since the former was a shameless knock-off of Tetsuo Shima from Akira. https://iridiumeye.wordpress.com/2021/04/06/top-7-characters-that-fans-are-reluctant-to-call-blatant-ripoffs/