Overview

Number of Players
2
Genre
Fighting
Release Date

Wii Shop

  • 8th Mar 2012, 900 points (USA)
  • 9th Feb 2012, 900 points (UK/EU)
  • 6th Sep 2011, 900 points (JPN)

Neo Geo

  • 28th Jul 1997 (USA)

Switch eShop

  • 26th Jul 2018, $7.99 (USA - HAMSTER)
  • 26th Jul 2018, £6.29 (UK/EU)
Series
King of Fighters

Screenshots (8)

The King of Fighters '97 Screenshot
The King of Fighters '97 Screenshot
The King of Fighters '97 Screenshot
The King of Fighters '97 Screenshot
The King of Fighters '97 Screenshot
The King of Fighters '97 Screenshot
The King of Fighters '97 Screenshot
The King of Fighters '97 Screenshot

Reviews

  • 18

    Wii Virtual Console / Neo Geo

    Review The King of Fighters '97

    The once and future king

    Despite being the fourth in the series, The King of Fighters '97 is only the third to reach the Wii Virtual Console, SNK Playmore having skipped King of Fighters '96 in favour of its bigger, beefier brother. Without '96 to bridge the gap, the jump from King of Fighters '95 to '97 is huge: there are six more characters for a...

About The Game

Another year, another King of Fighters.

Additions this year come in the form of slightly improved graphics and sounds, new moves and a new game mode. Gameplay is much more plot-driven, as you have middle-bosses that can change depending on what team you select. In addition, there are several special endings which are only shown when certain "Edit Team" combinations are selected.