The King of Fighters: Destiny CG Series Gets 2 More Seasons, Film
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The iDragons animation studio announced on Thursday that The King of Fighters: Destiny, the animated adaptation of The King of Fighters fighting game franchise, will get two more 24-episode seasons that will lead to a film finale. The announcement noted that the new seasons will take the series' story from The King of Fighters '94 to The King of Fighters '97, covering the games' Orochi story arc.
The first season will have 24 episodes (initially listed with 20), and is voiced by both Chinese and Japanese voice actors. A team that worked on the special effects of the Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV film are working on the series. The first episode debuted on Steam last August and new episodes are streaming weekly. The series' 22nd episode streamed on December 27.
When SNK announced the animated adaptation in 2016, 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.
The franchise is also inspiring a new manga titled The King of Fighters ~A New Beginning~ by Kyōtarō Azuma in Kodansha's Manga Pocket app. The manga launched on January 1.
SNK released The King of Fighters XIV, the latest installment in the franchise, for PlayStation 4 in August 2016. SNK then released the game for PC via Steam last June.