The King of Fighters '97 Global Match Announced for PC, PS4 and Vita

Yet another port of The King of Fighters '97 is headed to broader platforms, following a recent [...]

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Yet another port of The King of Fighters '97 is headed to broader platforms, following a recent and ongoing trend of Neo Geo classics coming to modern-day consoles via ports. The port's announcement follows a pretty busy weekend for fans of SNK's various video game franchises, with announcements around King of Fighters XIV and SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy taking up a bulk of fan attention during EVO Japan.

The port's primary feature will likely be its online capabilities, so don't expect anything fancy in the way of graphics overhauls or extra content. The game is headed for PlayStation 4, PC and PS Vita, though the Vita does already allow backwards compatibility for the PSP port of the game. King of Fighters '97 is out for several platforms already as a port, so here's a rundown of the features ofr the mobile version, which is out for Android and iOS now:

■35 playable characters!
Play as SNK's iconic fighters such as Kyo Kusanagi and Terry Bogard, and try to master the infamous "New Face Team" or the "KOF '97 Special Team"!
The NEO GEO version's hidden characters are now available directly on the character select screen so you can easily crush your opponent using Orochi Iori or Orochi Leona!
Experience for the first time in the series the "Affinity System", and to select the members of your team according to their affinity, and enjoy their pre-match interactions!

■2 modes to improve the game's depth!
KOF '97 uses 2 differents gameplay modes: EXTRA and ADVANCED! Master the system that fits you the best and burn your rivals down!

Various jumps for different ways to bring the pain to your enemy! A must if you think offense is the best defense!
You can stock your Power gauges to enter in MAX mode or to unleash deadly Desperation Moves!
Depending on your characters' affinity, get extra Power gauges even after losing a round!

Use the Evade move wisely as you are being rushed and send your opponent flying!
Fill your Power gauge to automatically enter Power Max mode for a set amount of time!
As you are close to exhaustion, your health bar will turn red and blink, then you will be able to unleash your Desperation Moves to your heart's content, as long as you are the last one standing!

Additional features will likely just include the online mode and support for trophies on the three new platforms.

The King of Fighters '97 is available now for multiple platforms, including iOS, Android, PlayStation 2, PSP, PlayStation 3 and more. Global Match releases his Spring for PlayStation 4, PC, and PS Vita.

Source: Gematsu via 4Gamer