As the Final Edition of the 1998 arcade classic – which was ported to the PS1 in 1999 and later to the PS2 in its Ultimate Match guise – this promises to be the fighter’s definitive version, almost 25 years after its debut. There are over 64 characters, with nine player lobbies – all supporting spectator functionality. You’ll also find some gameplay and balance improvements, and a practice mode so you can tighten up your combos. The re-release is out now on the PS Store for £12.99/$14.99 – a fair price for a revamped Hall of Famer, we reckon!
It’s been a fantastic week for fans of rollback netcode in fighting games! The technology is featured in the upcoming – and highly recommended – Capcom Fighting Collection, as well as The King of Fighters ’98: Ultimate Match Final Edition’s surprise release. Although there are at least three additional versions of KoF ’98 on the PS Store, we’ll give SNK the benefit of the doubt because this is an all-time favourite.