The King of Fighters Returns – Mapping Out The Series’ PlayStation History

August 30, 2016 Written by Tyler Treese

The King of Fighters history

Few series last as long as The King of Fighters has stuck around. Ever since 1994, SNK’s signature series has been a fighting game staple, and its 3-on-3 combat hasn’t really been replicated elsewhere. The series definitely has its own niche, and thrives within it. This success is why the fourteenth main entry came out last week exclusively on PlayStation 4 (which you can read my review of).

When a series has existed for over 20 years, it’s going to hit some rough patches. Even The King of Fighters has had some disappointing games, and even tried its best to copy Tekken at one point. It has been a wild history, and the series has seen a lot of changes over the years only to ultimately go back to what worked at first.

So, take a trip down memory lane and check out the series’ long history on PlayStation. From the 1994 original to this week’s new release — The King of Fighters XIV — the series has had a long history of being available on PlayStation consoles. Check out a slice of King of Fighters history!

I hope you enjoyed my look back at The King of Fighters series. It’s interesting to see how the series lost its way several times, but always ended up going back to what worked after a while. It’s why the series has stayed relevant for well over 20 years, while many of fighting game series have faded away into obscurity.

Let me know in the comments what your favorite King of Fighters game is, and if you picked up the latest installment yet!

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