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THE KING OF FIGHTERS 97
ARCADE VERSION:
MVS Circuit Board
Available July 28, 1997
HOME VERSIONS:
NEOGEO ROM Cassette
Released September 25, 1997
NEOGEO CD
Released October 30, 1997
Sega Saturn
Released March 26, 1998
Sony PlayStation
Released May 28, 1998

Boasting such features as two special modes-Advance Mode (based on KOF '96) and Extra Mode (based on KOF '94 & '95-and a selection of characters designed to meet the desires of our fans, this game is sure to please any fighting game aficionado. The third and final chapter of the Orochi Saga will drive all KOF fans and newcomers to the series wild with delight!
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MAIN STORY

KOF '96 tournament drew to a close with an incident that occurred right after the tournament's end. The incident itself and the subsequent accident it caused were officially reported as the result of terrorist activity by an unknown group, but the details concerning the identity, motives, and subsequent whereabouts of the terrorists remained a mystery.
In spite of this incident, however, the KOF '96 tournament was an overwhelming commercial success. A few months after, the event triggered a fighting craze and various large corporations, expressing interest in the fad, offered to sponsor subsequent tournaments, leading to a demand for an eagerly awaited KOF '97. The fad reached all over the globe and in no time KOF '97 came into being.
With the decision to hold the tournament, fighters began to gather at various venues for the preliminary matches and approached the tournament with various motivessome came to test their abilities while others entered for wealth and fame.
Word of the tournament came through all forms of the media, and fans from far and wide gathered to witness the white-hot preliminary battles. Concomitant to the preliminary matches, came the construction of various KOF stadiums throughout the world. Naturally the anticipation for the KOF '97 tournament exceeded historical precedent and it soon became obvious to everyone that the current tournament, as with the previous one, would reach a remarkable climax.
What team will win the tournament that the eyes of the whole world will look on and wear the KOF crown of victory? And does an incident similar to the unexpected accident of last year's tournament threaten to mar the festivities? All of the world's attention is focused on this year's tournament. KOF '97 is here!
TEAM STORY

ENTRY TEAMS & CHARACTERS
 HERO TEAM



 FATAL FURY TEAM
 ART OF FIGHTING TEAM
 IKARI TEAM
 PSYCHO SOLDIER TEAM
 WOMEN FIGHTERS TEAM
 KIM TEAM
 NEW FACE TEAM
 '97 SPECIAL TEAM
 EDIT ONLY
 SECRET CHARACTER
 CPU ONLY

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