When we first reported on the launch date for The King of Fighters ’97 Global Match, the April 5 date was only for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, but not on PC. Now however, we know when the game can be purchased on Steam — right now.
The King of Fighters ’97 Global Match can now be purchased for $9.99 on Steam. Prior to this, the game didn’t even have a listing on the platform, despite being announced for it. It seems that SNK waited until the game was available before putting the page up.
While never reaching the same competitive status as The King of Fighters ’98 or The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match, The King of Fighters ’97 has garnered something of a cult following in some places (most notably China). The Global Match release takes the original KoF ’97 and adds online play, and comes with all characters already unlocked. In addition to this, it also adds an artwork gallery and menu background music selection.
As stated above, The King of Fighters ’97 Global Match is also coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on April 5. In the meantime, check out this launch trailer for the game.