SNK, Victor Entertainment Reveal 'King of Fighters for Girls' Smartphone Game
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
SNK Corporation and Victor Entertainment opened a website on Wednesday to reveal that they are developing a spinoff smartphone game in SNK's The King of Fighters franchise titled The King of Fighters for Girls.
As the title implies, the game is aimed toward women. The game is a "love adventure" game the style of other otome games. kuren is the main illustrator for the game. The game is slated to premiere this summer, and will be free to play but will have optional in-game purchases. The project is planned as a multimedia project.
The game stars:
- Tomoaki Maeno as Kyo Kusanagi
- Genki Okawa as Nikaido Benimaru
- Takehito Koyasu as Yabuki Shingo
- Takanori Hoshino as Iori Yagami
- Takashi Kondō as Terry Bogard
- Toshinari Fukamachi as Andy Bogard
- Chiharu Sawashiro as Joe Higashi
- Subaru Kimura as Ryo Sakazaki
- Kazuhiro Okamoto as Robert Garcia
- Shun Horie as Bao
- Yūki Ono as K'
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Maxima
- Daisuke Hirakawa as Nagi
- Makoto Furukawa as Yomi
- Haruki Ishiya as Billy Kane
As with other games in the genre, the player character will be unvoiced and players can change her name. Sub characters who will appear in the game include Daimon Goro, Sie Kensou, Ryuji Yamazaki, Kim Kaphwan, Jhun Hoon, Chang Koehan, and Choi Bounge.
In the game's story, the player character loses both her job and her apartment at the same time. She finds a job at a live-in training place as a manager for those who fight in The King of Fighters tournament.
The latest game in The King of Fighters fighting game franchise, The King of Fighters XIV, shipped in Japan and the West in August 2016. A PC version debuted in June 2017. SNK also released The King of Fighters '97 Global Match, a port of its The King of Fighters '97 game, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC in April 2018.
Sources: The King of Fighters for Girls' website, Dengeki Online via Nijimen