The world has been rocked by two major events – Mukai has stolen the Orochi seal and the theft of the Yata Mirror by Ash Crimson. Just as the dust has settled, a new KING OF FIGHTERS tournament was announced - a tournament which brings together some familiar faces, as well as new comers to the world of THE KING OF FIGHTERS.
- Total of 11 Teams; 47 characters, including 3 all new characters to the franchise
- Exclusive PlayStation®2 characters: Mai Shiranui, Mr Big, Geese Howard, Tung Fu Rue, Robert Garcia, Hoaru Futaba and EX Kyo Kusanagi
- 7 Playable Boss characters – Adelheid Bernstein, Gai Tendo, Sho Hayate, Jazu, Silver, Shion & Magaki
- Fast paced action with 3 new abilities added Quick Shift, Saving Shift and Dream Cancel, as well as the new Judgment System and the introduction of Skill Stocks.
- Various modes of play including: Arcade, Team, Endless, Challenge, Practice and Color Edit
- 14 new endings not available in the arcade version
4 new stages exclusive to the PlayStation®2 system
- 10 All-new music tracks
Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence , Alcohol Reference, Animated Blood, Mild Language