News The King of Fighters' Chinese CG Series Slated for This Summer With Japanese Voices
posted on 2017-03-21 01:35 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
SNK announced that the planned animated adaptation of The King of Fighters fighting game franchise will premiere this summer under the title The King of Fighters: Destiny. SNK is streaming a trailer for the show.
The video shows iconic scenes from early in The King of Fighters and Fatal Fury series' shared story, including the invitation letters to the tournament sent by Rugal Bernstein, the battle between Jeff Bogard and Geese Howard, and the assault on Geese's headquarters at the end of the original Fatal Fury game.
The series will have 20 episodes, and will be voiced by both Chinese and Japanese voice actors. A team that worked on the special effects of the Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV game will work on the series.
When SNK announced the animated adaptation last year, it also announced a live-action adaptation. The animated series was first slated for the first quarter of 2016.
37Games acquired the majority stake in Japanese game developer SNK Playmore in 2015.
The franchise previously inspired a four-episode original net animation from Production I.G titled The King of Fighters: Another Day in 2005 and 2006.
SNK released The King of Fighters XIV, the latest installment in the franchise, last August.