Yes, you read it right. SNK today announced The King of Fighters World, a new game for mobile devices currently in development. What was surprising is the genre, which is listed as “Persistent Online RPG”, which most of us understand as MMORPG. The King of Fighters World will launch in China first later this year, as it is developed by China-based studio, LEDO Interactive. There is no confirmation for an overseas launch at the moment.
Many years back, a similar title, The King of Fighters World, was also in development in China under Shanda Games, although it was for the PC, so do not mistaken the two games. LEDO Interactive previously developed The King of Fighters 97 Online, a mobile game focused more on the fighting elements, but also introduced instance-based PVE content and also a 3 vs 3 PVP mode. I am really curious how the IP will work in a mobile MMORPG!