News: The KoF fighters go 3D again.
SNK today announced that King of Fighters 2006 is coming to the PS2 this Summer. Eschewing the series' 2D roots again, KoF 2006 will be a 3D sequel to King of Fighters: Maximum Impact. Those of you with long memories will remember that KoF: Maximum Impact 2 was announced for the Xbox 360 at last year's Xbox Summit.
This renaming of the series is interesting because the "yearly" releases had previously referred to KoF's 2D efforts. Might KoF 2006 spell the end of SNK's development of 2D fighters?
?KOF 2006 will be a perfect mix of speed, beauty and an all-new story line.? said Ben Herman, SNK PLAYMORE USA president. ?Our fans expect our fighting games to be fast ? whether they're 2D or 3D, and KOF 2006 is not going to disappoint them.?
KoF 2006 will include a mix of old characters, new characters and unlockable characters. We'll have more on KoF 2006 soon.