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|The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match (Final Edition)|
JP: June 26, 2008
NA: March 3, 2009
INT: July 1, 2009
INT: December 16, 2014
WW: January 9, 2016
INT: June 1, 2018
WW: March 20, 2018
WW: September 8, 2020
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A remake of the seminal SNK classic, The King of Fighters '98, released in 2008 for the PS2. Ultimate Match takes the original game and adds five more characters, a few new EX characters, and tweaks not only the game modes, but the entire cast. There is also a new iteration to this series called The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match Final Edition that was released on Nesica x Live and Tencent's QQ systems.
Welcome to the 59 playable, tournament viable characters. Hold the Select Button as you select certain characters to use their alternate version (Orochi team, EX/Ura characters). The highlighted icon changes and indicates that the character is the alternate version. Boss characters such as Goenitz, Omega Rugal, Orochi Leona, Orochi Iori, and Orochi are banned from standard tournament play.