The updated version of KOF2002 will be released on XBLA on November 3rd. the original KOF2002 was said to be one of the best games in the series along with KOF1998 asthey were part of the Dream Match series which allowed all the characters in the previous entries in that series to be playable regardless of the games continuity. This updated version will have 66 characters, updated graphics and BGM along with online play like their previous outings (Such as Mark of the Wolves). 2002UM was played at Tougeki this year along with an updated version of the game given that removes some of the glitches the game had and it rebalanced the game. It is unknown whether the original version or the debugged game will be avaliable.
Last week I mentioned that KOF Sky Stage would be due to an American release this fall. Well it turns out that by this fall I meant next wednesday. The game will cost 800 points (the same as the other vertical Shmup on XBLA, Triggerheart Exelcia) and features popular mainstay characters: Kyo Kusanagi, Iori Yagami, Athena Asimiya, Kula Diamond, Mai Shirinui and of course; Terry Bogard. The game will mostly be a straight port of the arcade version with the addition on online play allowing you to play Co-op Ikaruga style or fight each other for points style as well as those all important online leaderboards to show your Shmup skills to the world.
ESRB, The ratings board which determines what age you have to be in order to buy said game has given a rating to the latest spinoff in the popular fighting game series, King of Fighters: Sky Stage hence confirming that the game will be released overseas to North America users sometime this fall (or to Europeans, this autumn) on Xbox Live Arcade with King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match to be released roughly the same time in Japan. Check for details about the game after the jump
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