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Box artwork for The King of Fighters '97.
Box artwork for The King of Fighters '97.
The King of Fighters '97
Year released1997
System(s)Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii
Preceded byThe King of Fighters '96
Followed byThe King of Fighters '98
SeriesThe King of Fighters,
ACA Neo Geo
ModesSingle player, Multiplayer
Rating(s)CERO Ages 12 and upESRB TeenPEGI Ages 12+Mature
ACA Neo Geo The King of Fighters '97
Publisher(s)Hamster Corporation
Year released2017
System(s)Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One, iOS, Android
The King of Fighters '97 Global Match
Developer(s)Code Mystics
Year released2018
System(s)PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
LinksThe King of Fighters '97 at PCGamingWikiThe King of Fighters '97 ChannelSearchSearch

The King of Fighters '97 is the fourth game in the King of Fighters series. This King of Fighters has the introduction of two special modes: Advance Mode (based on KOF '96) and Extra Mode (based on KOF '94 & '95). It concludes the three part 'Orochi Saga' story-line begun King of Fighters '95 (and continued in KOF '96).

Despite the events at the end of The King of Fighters '96 the 1996 tournament was a huge commercial success and sparked a world-wide fighting craze within a few months of the tournament ending, various large corporations held smaller tournaments and constructed special King Of Fighters stadiums around the world building the excitement up for the 1997 tournament. News of the tournaments spread through every form of media and fans and new fighters from across the globe came to watch the preliminary matches. Geese Howard has entered as the new '97 Special Team' of Ryuji Yamazaki, Blue Mary and Billy Kane with intentions of harnessing Orochi's power. There is also a mysterious New Faces Team, composed of three band-members Shermie, Yashiro Nanakase and Chris which enters with the terrible intentions of raising Orochi again.

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Portrait KOF97 Kyo.png Portrait KOF97 Benimaru.png Portrait KOF97 Daimon.png Portrait KOF97 Terry.png Portrait KOF97 Andy.png Portrait KOF97 Joe.png Portrait KOF97 Ryo.png Portrait KOF97 Robert.png Portrait KOF97 Yuri.png
Portrait KOF97 Leona.png Portrait KOF97 Ralf.png Portrait KOF97 Clark.png Portrait KOF97 Athena.png Portrait KOF97 Kensou.png Portrait KOF97 Chin.png Portrait KOF97 Chizuru.png Portrait KOF97 Mai.png Portrait KOF97 King.png
Portrait KOF97 Kim.png Portrait KOF97 Chang.png Portrait KOF97 Choi.png Portrait KOF97 Yashiro.png Portrait KOF97 Shermie.png Portrait KOF97 Chris.png Portrait KOF97 Yamazaki.png Portrait KOF97 Mary.png Portrait KOF97 Billy.png
Portrait KOF97 Iori.png Portrait KOF97 Shingo.png
Portrait KOF97 Orochi Iori.png Portrait KOF97 Orochi Yashiro.png Portrait KOF97 Orochi Shermie.png Portrait KOF97 Orochi Chris.png Portrait KOF97 Orochi Leona.png
Portrait KOF97 Kyo94.png