Tuesday, 18 October 2011

King of Fighters Encounter [iPhone]

SNKPlaymore has just released a new free social gaming app for the iPhone called The King Of Fighters Encounter (developed by Kayac), unfortunately though so far it seems to be limited to the US and Japanese iTunes stores...

From what i have read about it so far it seems to have some kind of streetpass functionality (kind of similar to some games on the 3DS) where if you walk past another person who also has the app it will engage in a battle between both systems.

It looks somewhat like an updated version of Battle Festa which was released earlier in the year for the Japanese mobile phone services.

I'll see if i can figure out some way to work around getting it from the Japanese iTunes tonight, if i can get it to work i'll follow up with a write up. If not then i'll just have to wait until a UK version pops up on iTunes (if ever...).

For now if like me you are based outside of the US or Japan check out these articles/websites for more details:

Kayac Inc. Website

Or if you are one of the lucky people who live in the States and has an iPhone you can grab it for free here from iTunes.


  1. Thanks for writing about this app- I read about it on your Twitter feed earlier, and downloaded it pretty quickly. It seems to be a bit limited so far, particularly in terms of other players, but I've played a lot worse and'll probably stick with it out of some sort of crazed franchise loyalty.

  2. No probs, i managed to get it from the Japanese iTunes last night after spending about half an hour figuring out what my login was lol.

    It's not as good as i thought it would be, but since it was free not much to complain about i guess.

    Doesn't seem like the Japanese version connects to the US, i think over 90% of the players i've connected to in Training mode have been Korean.

  3. ...... Thinking about it, it would be nice getting the profiles, for what I remember the ones from the XIII game have no space for an "age" field, so "new" characters to XIII have like.... no age in the KoF continuity thanks to that. Who knows, maybe it has some other data fields that the original game doesn't have.

    There is like 10 grey spaces for unlockable characters below the main cast, I wonder if those are going to come in an update or can be gotten through the game.

  4. If i remember correctly the characters stopped aging after one of the games.

    I've figured out an easier way to transfer image files from my iPod so i can do the profile screenshots later today.

  5. About this, is 100% known that the characters don't age, but the do have a fixed permanent age that has been revealed at some point and that not every game points it out.

    In 94', 95' and 96' I think the age for the whole cast was clearly given (in fact I think that from 94' to 95' everyone aged, they obviously weren't planning a long running saga then xD). After 96' some game shows the characters age and some, well; don't. XII had the age for the cast but not XIII. For the characters created after 99' XII was the first time that the age was mentioned for them except for some exceptions (huge WTF at Ash being 16).

    I think Liz didn't had an official age revealed since she isn't in the japanese arcade site (the one that lists the ages), though her jwiki lists her with a proper age; it's probably from the mobile novel version of XII

  6. I'll likely post up the profiles a bit later tonight, wasn't able to get around to it yesterday, some characters are missing though as i think this game only has something like 18 or so characters.