King of Fighters Hits The PS2

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SNK Playmore has shipped King of Fighters 02/03 Combo Pack to retailers across the nation. As its namesake implies, the package features both King of Fighters 02 and King of Fighters 03 at the $40 price point. Although they're separated by only one year, they're two drastically different fighting games. While 03 contains the core elements of 02, it features a "Multi-Shift System" which allows you to tag in players during the battle (think Marvel Vs. Capcom 2), making it a completely different game.
SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION Ships THE KING OF FIGHTERS 02/03 Combo Pack for the PlayStation®2

Two of the Greatest Arcade Fighters of All Time for Under $40

WALL, NJ. - February 8, 2005 - SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION, the US publishing arm of the SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION, announced today that THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2002 and 2003 combo pack for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system has shipped to retailers across North America. This ultimate double pack collection of 2D fighting will come on two DVDs and will be specially priced at $39.99.

Since 1994, THE KING OF FIGHTERS series has brought together a collection of warriors from SNK's top game franchises such as FATAL FURY, ART OF FIGHTING, and SAMURAI SHODOWN, and has appeared on a variety of gaming platforms, as well as in the arcade. As of 2005, over 3 million copies of the series have sold for consoles.

"THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2002 and 2003 help show that 2D fighting games need never go out of style," said Greg Kasavin in GameSpot's preview. According to Game Informer Magazine, "…for 10 years there has been one noteworthy franchise holding vigil over the 2D fighting genre, keeping it alive year by year by infusing it with new energy and innovations: SNK's THE KING OF FIGHTERS."

"THE KING OF FIGHTERS 02/03 combo pack will be the first of a slew of releases for consoles in 2005. SNK fans around the world are going to be very busy this year" said Ben Herman, President, SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION.

This "Collection of Highlights" brings together famous characters from KOF 1999, 2000, & 2001and the exciting fighting systems which have made THE KING OF FIGHTERS the ultimate in 2D fighting. All of the great fighting teams are included, like the Fatal Fury Team featuring Terry and Andy Bogard, or the beautiful Mai from the Woman Fighters Team, and many more.

KOF 2002 features:
" A total of 44 characters from KOF 96 through KOF 2001 available for the first time in one arena
" Thirteen extreme 2D fighting teams with 5 bonus characters
" Revives the extremely popular 3 on 3 battle format
" Upgraded Max-On Power System
" Over-the-top Super Special Moves to cause extreme damage

THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2003 marked the beginning of a new epic saga in the KOF series. KOF 2003 also introduced SNK's now popular "Multi-Shift System" which allows for the free substitution of any team member during battle.

KOF 2003 features:
" 8th episode of the franchise
" A total of 35 characters yielding 11 of the most dangerous 2D fighting teams ever assembled plus hidden boss characters.
" Introducing 10 beautifully rendered 3D battle stages
" Features the new "Multi-Shift" system, allowing the free substitution of teammates during battles.
" Select your team leader with the new "Tactical Leader System"
" Learn the combo moves for your favorite fighters and unleash massive attacks

Over the past 15 years, SNK has published classic arcade titles such as THE KING OF FIGHTERS, BASEBALL STARS, METAL SLUG, SAMURAI SHODOWN, and FATAL FURY on a wide variety of home gaming and handhelds systems. You can find more information about SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION games at
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