Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match - Preorder

A decade has passed since the original KOF '98 graced the gaming world with its presence. We still play it every once in a while to test fighting strategies and admire its perfect balance before shuttling it back into storage. KOF '98 is one of those rare fighting games where any fighter featured in the character roster can become a tournament level champion if the player is good enough.

The Taito Type-X coin-op version of KOF '98 Ultimate Match was released just a few weeks ago in Japan but SNK starts preorders for the PS2 version this week. The new game features updated 3D backgrounds, new moves for the characters, 13 additional fighters, a revised Extra Mode, and an entirely new mode dubbed Ultimate Mode. An online mode is also available so gamers can link up online and bout it out against each other.

According to the preorder details, SNK Playmore will give away a bonus KOF '98 cell phone strap in 50% ratio for early preorders. Reservations are welcome to ship on June 26, 2008 at JPY4800 or US$48.90 from NCS.

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