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Iori Yagami
Official The King of Fighters XI artwork for Iori Yagami
Series The King of Fighters series
SNK vs. Capcom series
First game The King of Fighters '95 (1995)
Voiced by (English) Eric Summerer (Maximum Impact series)[1]
Voiced by (Japanese) Kunihiko Yasui[2]
Live action actor(s) Will Yun Lee
Fictional information
Birthplace Japan
Fighting style Yagami style of ancient martial arts

Iori Yagami (八神 庵 Yagami Iori?) is a character from the SNK Playmore's The King of Fighters video game series that first appeared in The King of Fighters '95 as the leader of the Rivals Team. He is an iconic character of the series, and regularly appears on publicity material and merchandise. Iori is a central character to the series' plot, and the initial enemy and eventual rival of Kyo Kusanagi. He was created specifically to become Kyo's rival as his name and abilities were designed to relate him with the Yamata no Orochi legend. The designers ended up liking him so much that they take care how his character is developed along the series.

Iori is the heir of the Yagami clan, who wield pyrokinetic powers and sealed the Orochi demon along with the Kusanagi and Yata clans. However, after betraying the Kusanagi clan, the Yagami are cursed by Orochi giving them powers that cause all members to die young. The character harbors hatred against the other clans, but later becomes obsessed to kill their heir Kyo. Due to that, Iori sometimes helps him in order to have the opportunity to have a final fight against him. Aside from the main series, Iori appears in several other media series such as spin-offs and crossover video games, and comic adaptations of the series.

Video games reviewers have praised the character as one of the most powerful characters from the series. Reviewers also noted Iori as one of the best characters from the games, labeling him as a veteran character and praising his appearance as one of the best creations of SNK. Within Gamest's 1997 Heroes Collection, Iori was voted as the staff's first favorite character. A variety of collectibles based on Iori's likeness have been created, including key chains and figurines.


Conception and creation

A main objective planned for The King of Fighters '95 was to properly introduce Iori as Kyo's rival. Creators have stated Iori's personality and other aspects to his character "broke the mold for characters in fighting games at that time"[3] commenting on his phrases and moves as unique. Like Kyo, several aspects of Iori, including his surname and abilities, were designed to relate him with the Yamata no Orochi legend, which was the inspiration for the plot.[3] After observing initial location testing for King of Fighters '95, several staff members predicted that Iori would be popular on his release.[4][5] Iori is a berserker due to the Orochi demon blood within him. This version of him, officially named "Orochi Iori", is hinted to exist before its debut in The King of Fighters '97 as one of the game's mid bosses. This form of Iori was specifically designed to easily over power other characters.[6] Series' flagship director, Toyohisa Tanabe, states that the staff was initially reluctant to add this version of Iori to the series' roster—worried about fans' reactions—but did so to add more impact to the Orochi saga's climax. He was particularly pleased to see surprised reactions from female fans to this form during KOF '97's location testing. Another minor development to his character was his change of "most valued possession/valued treasure" information. A girlfriend was also listed more than once, specifically in '95, '99, and 2000. However, starting in KOF 2001 and every entry onwards, the space is listed as "None". The SNK staff commented that it is curious how he does not have a girlfriend anymore.[7]

During the early development stages of The King of Fighters '99, SNK planned to exclude Iori and Kyo to the game, as the story's focus was meant to center on the new protagonist, K'. However, they retracted this decision because of the popularity of the characters.[8] Iori's repeated appearances in the series is due to the marketers and main planners' insistence to add him, Kyo, and other SNK regulars in every game—making it a challenge to decide the story for each title.[9] Because of his popularity amongst fans, some of the main designers for the series have stated that he is "difficult to draw for". Illustrator Shinkiro thought Iori as one of the series' most wild characters because of his hairstyle with similar sentiments being made by Last Blade illustrator, Tonko.[10] Additionally, KOF: Maximum Impact producer, Falcoon, stated that attempting to change an "untouchable" design such as Iori's put him under severe pressure. He stated that designing Iori's alternate design that appears in the Maximum Impact series almost felt "unforgivable", as he felt unsure of fans' reaction to the change.[11]


Iori in the Riot of the Blood state.

Iori is a violent and sadistic person who suffers from trauma due to the past of his clan. In ancient times, the Yagami clan was known as the Yasakani. With the help of the Yata and Kusanagi clans, they sealed the demon Orochi. As time passed, the Yasakani, tired of living in the shadow of the Kusanagi, made a blood pact with Orochi. This gave them greater powers, but in return, they and their descendants were forever cursed. They renamed their clan the Yagami and set out to destroy the Kusanagi with their new powers. In response, the Kusanagi declared war on the Yagami, which led to many clan members on both sides being killed.[12]

As a side-effect of the Orochi's curse, the flames of the Yagami have a bluish tint.[12][13] The curse also causes each heir to die young and each mother to die in childbirth. Iori suffers from an additional curse named "The Riot of the Blood" (血の暴走 Chi no Bōso?) in which he becomes more powerful, wilder, and tends to indiscriminately attack anybody near him. In this state Iori is commonly named "Wild Iori" or "Orochi Iori" (ツキノヨルオロチノチニクルフイオリ Tsuki no Yoru Orochi no Chi ni Kurufu Iori?).[14] Due to this curse, Iori hates the Kusanagi clan, but later becomes obsessed to kill their heir Kyo, disregarding their clans' past. This sometimes results in Iori helping him to defeat his enemies to finish their battle.[15] In order to find him, he sometimes enters the The King of Fighters tournaments and uses his teammates as tools in order to get to him.[16] Iori appears in most of the games from the series, and is voiced by Kunihiko Yasui.[2]


In video games

First appearing in The King of Fighters '95, Iori enters the annual tournament as the leader of the Rival Team (composed of he, Billy Kane and Eiji Kisaragi) as he learns that the heir of the Kusanagi clan, Kyo, is expected to be there.[16] However, the team fails to defeat the Kyo's team and Iori betrays his teammates.[17] In the next video game, Iori teams up with two women, Vice and Mature, servants of the Orochi demon. The same team would be repeated in KOF '98, KOF 2002, and Neowave, games which do not feature a storyline.[18][19][20] During the '96 competition, Iori meets Chizuru Kagura, heir of the Yata clan, who wants to gather Kyo and Iori in her team to seal Orochi. Together they defeat the Orochi follower Goenitz but neither Iori and Kyo agree with the idea.[14] When Iori leaves with his teammates, he is unable to control this surge of Orochi power, resulting in their deaths.[21] Iori continued to suffer from multiple outbreaks and during The King of Fighters '97, attacks other team members. As such, Iori appears as a sub-boss character on the game depending on the characters that the player use.[22] Immediately after entering his cursed form again, Iori finds himself along with Chizuru and Kyo confronted by the three last servants of Orochi, who are meant to revive him. When they are defeated, Orochi awakes in the body of one of his followers, but he is defeated and sealed by Iori's group.[15][23]

In The King of Fighters '99 Iori is a secret character in most versions of the game. Iori can be faced as a bonus fight in the end of the game if the player manages to get a high score. In the story, Iori discovers the creation of clones of Kyo and enters the annual tournament where he finds those responsible, an organization named Nests.[24] Iori follows the battles in secret and fights against the Nests agents to continue his fight against Kyo.[25] An assistant version of his character (named Striker) also appears for Iori in The King of Fighters 2000 but with an outfit based on his illustrations from artbooks.[26] In The King of Fighters 2001, an agent named Seth invites Iori to join his team for the next King of Fighters tournament, under the presumption that he would get his shot against Kyo.[27] In The King of Fighters 2003, Chizuru appears to both Kyo and Iori, requesting that they form a team and investigate suspicious activities concerning the Orochi seal.[28] During the investigation, the team is ambushed by the fighter Ash Crimson who plans to get the power the descendants of the clans who sealed Orochi and steals the ones from Chizuru.[29] In the following video game, Iori and Kyo form a team once again with Kyo's student Shingo Yabuki to fill Chizuru's spot to stop Ash.[30] At the end of the tournament, the strengthening presence of Orochi causes Iori to enter the Riot of Blood state, in which he attacks Kyo and Shingo. Ash Crimson appears afterward and defeats Iori, stealing his powers.[31][32] Iori is a playable character in King of Fighters XII. Iori is featured with a different outfit and with a new moveset that does not use purple flames. Like each character, he does not have a team.[33]

In The King of Fighters: Kyo, a role-playing game situated before KOF '97, Iori appears as an antagonist to Kyo in his journey around the world.[34][35] Iori appears in the spin-off video games Maximum Impact series.[36] In the North American editions of Maximum Impact, Iori is voiced by Eric Summerer.[1] Iori also appears as a sub-boss during The King of Fighters Ex: Neo Blood, which is situated after his fight against Orochi. Although Iori enters the tournament to fight Kyo, Geese Howard, the organizer of the tournament, tries to make him awake his Riot of the Blood to absorb his powers, but Iori avoids doing it. In The King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood, Iori enters another tournament, and is joined by Miu Kuroaaki and Jun Kagami, two women who want to find Miu's brother, who is being controlled by the Orochi power.[37] He will also be playable in the upcoming shooter game KOF: Sky Stage.[38]

Iori also appears in SNK's hand-held game, SNK Gals' Fighters, as a comical interpretation called Miss X (ミス X Misu Ekusu?). The character insists he is a female to participate in the game's Queen of Fighters tournament, though several female fighters easily see through his disguise.[39] In the crossover video games NeoGeo Battle Coliseum and SNK vs. Capcom series, Iori appears as a playable character; the latter includes his Riot of the Blood state.[40][41] His character is also a boss character (along with Geese) in the GameBoy version from Real Bout Fatal Fury Special.[42]

In other media

Aside from the King of Fighters series, the character is featured in his own drama CD[43] and character image album.[44] In the anime The King of Fighters: Another Day, Iori is seen searching for Ash to regain his powers.[45] Iori appears in the spin-off manga story based on his adventure in The King of Fighters '96 entitled, The King of Fighters: Kyo.[46] The character appears in the manhua adaptation of The King of Fighters: Zillion created by Andy Seto. The manhua retells Iori's story from his fight against Orochi until he attacks NESTS to destroy Kyo's clones. He also stars in further manhua for the games, starting in The King of Fighters 2001 through 2003 along with the Maximum Impact series.[10] In the upcoming The King of Fighters movie Iori will be played by Will Yun Lee.[47]


Iori's character mostly receives good reception from several video game publications and other media. IGN considered him as the one of the most useful characters from the games and one of the best ones for the "veteran players".[48] In another review, they praised Iori's appearance in KOF: Maximum Impact as one of the best designs from the game, but complained his lack of bloody scenes considering his action in previous games.[49] The character's ending in The King of Fighters '97 has been considered by as one of the strangest parts of the story. However, they considered his winning quotes and appearance as one of the bests creations of SNK.[50] Eurogamer praised Iori, along with Kyo, as having one of the most unpredictable appearances in the series, and considered him a veteran character.[51] In the top ten fighting games from Gametrailers, Iori has been noted to be one of the main innovators figures from the series, having liked his introduction in The King of Fighters '95 and his development through the following games.[52] His new design from The King of Fighters XII has not been well received by writer Richard Li; Li complained about the lack from Iori's signature moves such as his fireballs and while some of them remained, Li noted that they now require a different imput from the one they normally require.[53]

In an interview with Iori's Japanese voice actor, Kunihiko Yasui comments that he feels responsible as a voice actor for his performances as Iori, taking care to sound different in each installment as a means of developing and "protecting" his character's humanity.[54] Iori has been highly popular within video gamers. In Gamest's 1996 Heroes Collection, Iori was at no. 2 in the poll "Best Character from 1996."[55] In the issue from 1997, Iori was voted as the staff's favorite character, claiming first place out of fifty other characters.[56] He also received the same rank on Neo Geo Freak's website with a total of 3,792 votes.[57] In a 2005 poll made by SNK-Playmore USA, he was voted as the eighth fan favorite character with 145 votes.[58] Merchandising based on Iori has also been released including figurines, key-chains and puzzles.[59][60][61]

See also


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  2. ^ a b SNK. The King of Fighters '95. (SNK). Neo Geo. Level/area: Credits. (July 25, 1995)
  3. ^ a b "Iori Yagami Official Profile". King of Fighters 10th Anniversary Official Website. Retrieved March 24, 2008. "When you think of Iori Yagami, his intense personality most likely comes to mind. His moves are unique, and his singular choice of hairstyle, wardrobe, and manner of speaking was certainly a personality that broke the mold for characters in fighting games at that time. During the initial location tests to determine the popularity of the game, Iori was the character who stood out most. His hair and his lines to provoke his opponents ("You think I'm scary, do you?") excited his fans to no end." 
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  12. ^ a b SNK. The King of Fighters '97. (SNK). Neo Geo. (July 28, 1997) "Spirit represented by purple flame: All is from the Orochi blood! From our blood allegiance. With the Orochi clan!/Kyo: Our clan? Yagami? The Yasakani clan?/Spirit represented by purple flame: A 660 year old error... It can't be corrected!"
  13. ^ SNK. The King of Fighters '96. (SNK). Neo Geo. (July 30, 1996) "Chizuru: The crimson flame of Yagami came from a part of your long-repressed true essence./Iori: Nonsense! I don't by [sic] that Freudian garbage!/Chizuru: The blue flames you control come from the Orochi power flowing within you."
  14. ^ a b SNK. The King of Fighters '96. (SNK). Neo Geo. (July 30, 1996) "Mature: Are you shaking?/Vice: Yeah, he ain't normal. But, that guy... I mean... He's really tough./Iori: W, what? I can't see! Yaaah! Unnhhh! Gya... GWAAAAH!/Vice: Hey, Yagami, take it easy!/Mature: Oh, my God.../Iori: I, it's the... Riot of the Blood!/Vice: Gah. You mean there's nothing we can do?/Mature: Ooowaaaaah! Ya, Yagami!/Iori: GOOOWAAAAH!"
  15. ^ a b SNK. The King of Fighters '97. (SNK). Neo Geo. (July 28, 1997) "Iori: Aaaaah!! /Orochi: Kill Kusanagi and Yata! Break the Shingi troica! Fight, my Orochi son! Listen, Yagami! /Iori:Ahhhhhhh!!!/Orochi: Ah?!"
  16. ^ a b "Rival Team Official Story ~ KOF 95". King of Fighters 10th Anniversary Official Website. Retrieved August 10, 2008. 
  17. ^ SNK. The King of Fighters '95. (SNK). Neo Geo. (July 25, 1995) "Iori: What a fool! Such power can only by mine! Well, shall we wrap this up?/Eiji: What?/Billy: Hey! You're... you're Geese!/Iori: Just wait, Kyo. You're next for extermination. You and all Kusanagis! Yah, hah, hah"
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  19. ^ "KOF 2002". King of Fighters 10th Anniversary Official Website. Retrieved January 29, 2009. 
  20. ^ "The King of Fighters Neowave official website". SNK Playmore. Retrieved August 8, 2008. 
  21. ^ SNK. The King of Fighters '96. (SNK). Neo Geo. (July 30, 1996) "Goenitz: I guess I understimated you. I never thought... but this isn't the end for you./Iori: Hah! "ONE-FOR-THE-ROAD" BLAST!/Goenitz: AHHHHH!/Kyo: Hah! Eat this, pal! SERPENT WAVE!/Goenitz:GYAAAH! Why? Why is there no wind? GYAAAAAH!"
  22. ^ "Iori Team Official Story ~ KOF 97". King of Fighters 10th Anniversary Official Website. Retrieved August 10, 2008. 
  23. ^ SNK. The King of Fighters '97. (SNK). Neo Geo. (July 28, 1997) "Kyo: Finish it Kagura! Can you do it? /Chizuru: As a mirror keeper... I must do it! /Orochi: Fools! A waste of time! If I release my remaining power.../Iori: Waahh!/Chizuru: His power... too strong! Kusanagi! Quickly... /Kyo: Heeaahhh! Woooohh!"
  24. ^ "Iori Team Official Story ~ KOF 99". King of Fighters 10th Anniversary Official Website. Retrieved August 10, 2008. 
  25. ^ SNK. The King of Fighters 2000. (SNK). Neo Geo. (July 26, 2000) "Kyo: Consider that payback for the way you used us!/Zero: "'Used' you? The strength of your Mushiki move... was used to power the Zero Cannon. It's the ultimate compliment!/Kyo: In your sick fantasies! You conceited freak!.../Zero: Chill out. I'll soon be dead. Instead of me, think... of the one who awaits you.../Kyo:...Someone awaits me?/Iori: Enough prattle..../Kyo: Don't you think? Here's 'someone'! Let's rumble, dude!"
  26. ^ "Another Striker" (in Japanese). SNK Playmore. Archived from the original on April 3, 2009. Retrieved March 17, 2009. 
  27. ^ "Iori Team Official Story ~ KOF 2002". King of Fighters 10th Anniversary Official Website. Retrieved August 10, 2008. 
  28. ^ "Sacred Team Official Story ~ KOF 2003". King of Fighters 10th Anniversary Official Website. Retrieved August 10, 2008. 
  29. ^ SNK Playmore. The King of Fighters 2003. (SNK Playmore). Playstation 2. (December 12, 2003) "Ash: Where... is... it... now?/Chizuru: Ah.. ah.../Ash: Oh, oh, oh, here we are. With this my objective has come to fruition."
  30. ^ "Kyo & Iori Team Official Story in KOF XI". King of Fighters 10th Anniversary Official Website. Retrieved August 3, 2008. 
  31. ^ SNK Playmore. The King of Fighters XI. (SNK Playmore). Playstation 2. (November 13, 2007) "Iori: Grrrr.... I'll kill you... Kyo.../Shingo: Damm it... My body is... But I have to help. Kyo... is in danger...!/Ash: Well now. What are you doing here without an umbrella?/Shingo:A-Ash... Iori's just gone crazy.../Ash: Oh dear... you are all dirty, aren't you?/Shingo: Watch out. He's different than usual./Iori: Kill.../Ash: Those eyes... I see... If it's this advanced, then that means... Hehhheee. So much pressure!/Iori: Ugghhhghgh..."
  32. ^ SNK Playmore. The King of Fighters XI. (SNK Playmore). Playstation 2. (November 13, 2007) "Ash: You're as scary as ever, aren't you? But don't think that you can bully me. You want to know why? Because... I'm not the person I used to be./Elizabeth: !! That color! Iori Yagami's flames? No, it can't be... Orochi?!"
  33. ^ "『ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズXII』稼動時期が決定!" (in Japanese). Official The King of Fighters XII Homepage. Retrieved September 17, 2008. 
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  39. ^ During Yuki's ending, Yuki: It's wish time! This Talisman will turn you into Ms. X forever.../Miss X: Argh! You're a sneaky tart!/Yuki: Tart? You asked for it! O, Talisman.../Miss X: Ah! Wait! I take it back! Curses... Yumekobo. SNK Gals' Fighters. (SNK of America). Neo Geo Pocket Color. (February 19, 2000)
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  • (Activating Forbidden Eight Maide)"Fun time's over!" (after contacting with the opponent)"Cry, scream, yell, and then...(After 8 Hits)Die!"(Blasting purple flames)
  • (Activating anti#108 Eight Wine Cup)"Die painlessly!"a
  • (Activating Forbidden anti#1810 Slasher Flame)"The game...ends now!!)

KOF '95

  • "Another young one bites the dust. Tough break, dweeb!"
  • "Oh, cheer up. You never even had a chance to begin with!"
  • "A rose blooms best near death. You're in full bloom, pal!"

KOF '96

  • "This is your last fight. A memorable final performance!"
  • "Well, you had to die sometime. Now is as good a time as any!"
  • "Geez, sorry you guys. There's no cure for stupidity!"

KOF '98

  • "Theres no value to a broken toy. Which is what you losers are."

KOF '99

  • "Do as you like. It's not my job to kill you."

KOF 2000

  • (Win) "It's like I'm assisting suicide! Hate not me. Hate your weakness!"
  • (Lose) "How long ya gonna gloat? Beat it!"

KOF 2001

  • "...What a waste... of time...!"
  • "...Never come near me again, maggot...!"
  • "...Putz!"
  • (vs. Japan Team sans Kyo): "For the team? Do get serious!"
  • (vs. NESTS Team): "Hmph... NESTS isn't even on my radar screen."
  • (vs. Kyo Kusanagi): "What's the matter, Kyo?! You call that fighting?!"
  • (vs. Vanessa): "I see you again and I'll bust you up good. Chick or not!"

KOF 2002

  • "Remember me when you look at the moon!"
  • (vs. Mature and Vice): "Act like a cherry blossom... And scatter, you pinhead!"
  • (vs. Benimaru Nikaido and Goro Daimon): "I've no quarrel with you! So why don't you die now?"
  • (vs. Kyo Kusanagi): "You don't know your fate? How about hell on earth?!"
  • (vs. Kusanagi): "Oh, those fists! You must be... No!"

KOF 2003

  • "Burn, baby, burn! Until your blood boils!"
  • "Look to eternity! Look to the moon and me!"
  • "I'm sick of screams. Why don't you just die?!"
  • "Suffer! And writhe in agony!"
  • (vs. Benimaru Team): "You small fish! Drown in a sea of blood!"
  • (vs. Chizuru Kagura and Maki): "You can't escape the Orochi. Both you and I are cursed!"
  • (vs. Kyo Kusanagi): "Not even close. This amount of suffering won't appease me..."
  • (vs. Kusanagi): "Think I pity you now?! Guess again! ...Die!"


  • (vs. Ash Crimson) "I don't need this...Besides, you're already dead!"

SNK vs. Series

  • "For you, losing is a fate worse than death!"
  • "My blood... It commands me... It commands me to destroy you!"
  • "You will drown in a sea of your own blood! Ha! Ha! Ha!"
  • "With each battle I become stronger!"
  • "Pitiful..."
  • "Do you know what I like best about you? Your screams!"
  • "You must BURN!!!"
  • "Die as you have lived, scum. Sad, alone, and weak...."
  • "Finished so soon?"
  • "What you feel is this: pure, unadulterated fear."
  • "Can you shriek no more?"
  • "That's it. Be scared... You have much to fear."
  • "I'll grant a final request: how do you wish to die?" (defeating Kyo)
  • "Back off, girl nerd. Do you really want to die for your research? Do you?" (defeating Tessa)
  • "The only monster I need... is the one who lives in me." (defeating Red Arremer)
  • "Hmph... Loser!"
  • "Die! You don't deserve to live!"
  • "Heh heh heh... You're weak..."

KOF:Maximum Impact

(Note: English Voice-over)

  • "Get lost, Smallfry."
  • "Just lie down and die."
  • (defeats Terry Bogard) "The legendary guy.. feh."
  • (taunt) "You look scared."
  • "Whats Wrong?"
  • "Fool"
  • "Idiot"
  • "Oooohh Die"
  • "Out of the way"
  • (during cutscene) "Get on with it already"
  • (vs screen) "My blood, it rages!"
  • (Continue screen) "D'oh, what a Gyp!"
  • (cut scene with Kyo) "Is that all you have to say? Well then!?"
  • (defeats Kyo) "Today was your final day. You're Extinguished!"
  • You have regrets!? What do I care!?
  • "Fun time's over!" (Performs the Ya Otome) "Cry, scream, then die!"


Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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Iori Yagami

Iori Yagami in KOF:Maximum Impact 2

Game Series King of Fighters series
1st Appearance The King of Fighters '95
Alter Ego:
Japanese Name:
Occupation: Musician
Nationality: Japanese
Species Human
Age: 20
Height: 182cm
Weight: 76kg
Gender: Male
Blood Type: O
Birthdate: March 25,1975
Birthplace: Japan
Likes: Meat
Dis-Likes: Violence,Kyo Kusanagi
Hobbies: Playing in bands
Family: None Known
Power: Pyrokinesis,Cutting Hands,Riot of the Blood
Fighting Style: Yagami style of ancient martial arts + Pure instinct
Weapon(s): None
Special Skill(s):
Voice Actor(s):

Iori Yagami is Kyo's Rival. He first appears in King of Fighters '95

Orochi Iori

Orochi Iori first appeared as a sub-boss for King of Fighters 97'. He attacks faster than the normal Iori.

The King of Fighters series
Main series
The King of Fighters '94 | The King of Fighters '95 | The King of Fighters '96 | The King of Fighters '97 | The King of Fighters '98 | The King of Fighters '99 | The King of Fighters 2000 | The King of Fighters 2001 | The King of Fighters 2002 | The King of Fighters 2003 |The King of Fighters XI
Maximum Impact
Maximum Impact | Maximum Impact 2
Spin-Offs, Updates & Compilations
The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood | The King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood | Neowave| The King of Fighters R-1 | The King of Fighters R-2 | The King of Fighters Kyo | Compilations/Updates | The King of Fighters: Another Day
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