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THE KING OF FIGHTERS: The Ultimate History

Regular price 174.00 SAR
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Bitmap Books is incredibly proud to present THE KING OF FIGHTERS: The Ultimate History. Put simply, KOF is one of the most important fighting game series of all time, and today, in 2022, it is considered versus fighter royalty. But despite this legacy, the history of this long-running and much beloved gaming series has never been comprehensively told, leaving the story of how it came to be, and the cultural phenomenon it became, largely shrouded in mystery.

Here, in the first officially licensed and fully endorsed book of its type, that story is revealed in its entirety. With the help of SNK itself, which has granted unprecedented access to its immense archives of illustrations and artwork, as well as the key members of the original development team, who have spoken in unparalleled detail about how they created the series, this official history delivers a comprehensive visual and written history of KOF. The book celebrates iconic characters in the KOF roster such as Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami, as well as hearing from the voice actors who brought them to life; it uncovers never-before-seen details about the mysterious origins of KOF; and delves into the sumptuous pixel art and rich story narratives the series is known for. With its wealth of imagery and information, this is the ultimate KOF history.

Priced at £34.99, THE KING OF FIGHTERS: The Ultimate History is 544 pages long, hardback and printed to the highest possible standards, using special Pantone ink and high-quality paper. 

Includes interviews with:
Masaaki Kukino, Masanori Kuwasashi, Toyohisa Tanabe, Shinichi Shimizu, Hideki Asanaka and Eisuke Ogura.


Book Specifications

544 pages. 210mm × 297mm. Edge-to-edge high quality lithographic print. Special Pantone ink used throughout. Hardback. Sewn binding for enduring quality and the ability to lay flat for ideal double-page image viewing. Black foil-blocked cover and spine. Bookmark ribbon. Shrink-wrapped. Free PDF for viewing on the go. Volumetric weight: 2.5kg.

Games featured

Art Of Fighting / Fatal Fury / KOF ’94 / KOF ’95 / KOF ’96 / KOF ’97 / KOF ’98 The Slugfest / KOF R-1 / KOF ’99 / KOF R-2 / KOF 2000 / KOF 2001 / KOF 2002 / KOF 2003 / KOF ’94 Re-Bout / KOF XI / KOF ’98 Ultimate Match / KOF XII / KOF 2002 Unlimited Match / KOF XIII / KOF XIV / KOF XV / Street Fighter / Street Smart


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Reprint Updates

This first edition may have received minor updates when reprinted. If not specified here, these changes will not be significant, and likely be small text amends.

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