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The most oft-referred to title of the whole KOF series appears in a powered-up version of the ultimate dream match, “THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’98.” A record-breaking 64 characters mix it up in this epoch-making combat battle. The “Ultimate Mode” is added as a new system in which you can combine various elements of the Extra Mode and Advanced Mode to customize your own battle style. A variety of graphics and stages, along with endings, have been added. With a thorough overhaul of the game balance, this is a title that pursues the ultimate two-player fighting experience.
Take Your Pick of 64 Players!
Joining the original characters of “KOF ’98” in this new battle come five fierce contenders that include Eiji Kisaragi from “KOF ’95,” along with Kasumi Todoh, Geese Howard, Mr. BIG, and Wolfgang Krauser from “KOF ’96!”
Furthermore this title adds King (Ura), Blue Mary (Ura), Ryuji Yamazaki (Ura), and Geese Howard (Ura) as alter-ego characters.
And if you fulfill certain conditions, you can use the mid-level bosses of Orochi Iori and Orochi Leona, along with the final boss characters of Goenitz and Orochi!
Customize Your Combat Style with the Newly Added “Ultimate Mode!”
The new Ultimate Mode lets you combine the various features of Extra and Advance Modes to your specs!
Go into battle not with the mode of combat you’re given but with the one you crave! And thanks to a realignment of the existing two modes, you’ll notice the improvement of differences in performance.
Refined Graphics and Game Balance!
Opening sequences and the various selection screens such as Character Select have received dazzling makeovers, and you’ll find new stages and endings.
It is the ultimate overhaul that’s not only a readjustment of the overall game balance based on a re-examination of the original system and introduction of new systems, but it also corresponds to the balance of combat between characters including the fresh line-up of new ones.
Take on the World’s Most Fearsome Challengers through Online Combat!
Take on players in your own environs or across the oceans via the Xbox LIVE network!
Struggle to be the true King of Players in the limelight of the international stage! The world is yours!
You Want the Original NEOGEO Version of “KOF ’98”? You Got It!
For those KOF fans who hunger for both combat and those halcyon days over a decade ago we offer a happy premium, the inclusion of the NEOGEO Mode.
Savor “KOF ’98” to your heart’s content with this complete conversion that loses nothing in the translation! Compare playing the new version with the old classic. It doesn’t get any better than this, does it?!
But Wait, There’s More! Various Main Menu Options Increase Your Enjoyment!
A wealth of Main Menu options has been prepared for your offering via Endless Mode, in which you take on computer characters in a series of battles, Challenge Mode to attempt a total of 30 missions, Gallery Mode to feast your eyes on various demo sequences, loads of original artwork, endings and animated sequences of combo moves, or Game Option that lets you set backgrounds, soundtrack selections and character colors to your liking.