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SNK PLAYMORE releases “The KING OF FIGHTERS-i” on the Apple App Store

 “THE KING OF FIGHTERS” series makes its debut on iOS devices!

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LOS ANGELES – July 7, 2011 – SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION (Corporate HQ: Suita-city, Osaka, Japan, Company President: Ryo Mizufune) is proud to announce the worldwide release of THE KING OF FIGHTERS-i, the newest installment in THE KING OF FIGHTERS series, for the iPhone, iPod touch, and (compatible with) iPad.

THE KING OF FIGHTERS-i is available today on the iTunes store for $7.99 and can be purchased at: THE KING OF FIGHTERS-i iTunes Page Link


Enjoy the complete KOF experience on your iOS device!

From art direction to gameplay, THE KING OF FIGHTERS-i brings the complete KOF experience to the iOS platform. The gorgeous graphics of the world-famous fighting series have been faithfully recreated, taking full advantage of the latest Apple hardware. The use of the Virtual Pad/Joystickperfectly reproduces KOF’s controls, creating asimple, user-friendly play-style to easily perform special moves and combinations.

Four modes of gameplay! Compatible with Game Center!

KOF-i” features four game modes: “Team Battle” for classic KOF 3-on-3 battles, “Single Battle” for 1-on-1 fights, “Endless” mode for an endurance challenge with just one life, and “Training” mode where players can  practice the Virtual Pad-based controls and learn combos. In addition, “KOF-i” is compatible with Game Center, allowing players to share and compare their game completion level, rankings and achievements with friends and players from around the world.

14 legendary fighters battle for glory!

The formidable roster of “KOF-i” features 14 classic characters, including Kyo Kusanagi, K’ and Ash Crimson. “KOF-i” also sees the return of Billy Kane, who enters the tournament for the first time since “KOF 2003“!

Challenge friends and trade your data anytime, anywhere!

Players can do battle with friends in local wireless play via Bluetooth. Players can also exchange trading cards, view another player’s “My Card” (gamer profile cards), and send and receive versus battle replay data for even more interaction!

Unlock trading cards, illustrations and other bonus content!

Various bonus content can be unlocked during gameplay and viewed within the game’s “Gallery” mode. Here players will find premium trading cards based on original SNK PLAYMORE illustrations, various art and rough sketches of KOF characters, KOF Team novel stories from the upcoming THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII and many more hidden treasures that fans can’t afford to miss! Bonus content can also be traded at any time via thein-game marketplace.

 Free additional content coming in October 2011! Up to 20 characters!

Extra characters and exclusive background stages will be available to download in the near future for even more intense battles!


Release Date: July 7, 2011

Genre: Action

Compatible Systems: iPhone 3GS (iOS4.1 and later), iPhone 4, iPod touch (3rdgeneration and later), iPad*

* This application is NOT designed for iPad/iPad2 although it has been successfully tested on both of these devices.

Recommended for Age12+


“THE KING OF FIGHTERS-i” Official (English) Web Site:

THE KING OF FIGHTERS-i Official (English) Website

“THE KING OF FIGHTERS-i” Official Facebook Fan Page:

"THE KING OF FIGHTERS-i" Official Facebook Fan Page:

SNK PLAYMORE Official Game Web Site: (Japanese only)

SNK PLAYMORE USA Official Web Site: SNK PLAYMORE USA Official Web Site


Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION (SNK) develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1978, SNK is one of the largest privately held interactive entertainment content providers in the world. Known for such franchises as THE KING OF FIGHTERS, METAL SLUG, and SAMURAI SHODOWN, SNK continues to be an industry leader by focusing on their rich arcade history. More information on SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION can be found at

SNK PLAYMORE USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION with offices in Los Angeles, CA. It handles operations in North America including publishing, marketing, development and localization. More information on SNK PLAYMORE USA can be found at



* “THE KING OF FIGHTERS” is a registered trademark of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION.

* Apple, Apple symbol, iPhone, iPod touch, and App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

* All other company and product names used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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