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The King of Fighters 2003 is a fighting game produced by SNK Playmore for the Neo Geo arcade and home platforms, it was later ported to the Nintendo Switch . It is the tenth game in The King of Fighters series and the last one released for the Neo Geo.

Gameplay

Characters/Roster

"Hero Team"

  • Ash Crimson
  • Duo Lon
  • Shen Woo

Fatal Fury Team

  • Terry Bogard
  • Joe Higashi
  • Tizoc (The Griffon)

Art of Fighting Team

  • Ryo Sakazaki
  • Robert Garcia
  • Yuri Sakazaki

Ikari Warriors Team

  • Leona Heidern
  • Ralf Jones
  • Clark Still

Women Fighters Team

  • King
  • Mai Shiranui
  • Blue Mary

Korea Justice Team

  • Kim Kaphwan
  • Chang Koehan
  • Jhun Hoon

Outlaw Team

  • Ryuji Yamazaki
  • Billy Kane
  • Gato

Japan Team

  • Benimaru Nikaido
  • Shingo Yabuki
  • Goro Daimon

High School Girls Team

  • Athena Asamiya
  • Hinako Shijou
  • Malin

K' Team

  • K'
  • Maxima
  • Whip

Single Entry

  • Kyo Kusanagi
  • Iori Yagami

Mid-Boss

  • Kusanagi (unlockable)

Sub-Bosses

  • Chizuru Kagura (unlockable)
  • Maki Kagura
  • Adelheid Bernstein

Final Boss

  • Mukai

Sacred Treasures Team

  • Kyo Kusanagi
  • Iori Yagami
  • Chizuru Kagura

Original Japan Team

  • Kyo Kusanagi
  • Benimaru Nikaido
  • Goro Daimon

'94 Women Fighters Team

  • King
  • Mai Shiranui
  • Yuri Sakazaki

Plot

As indicated by the game's name, it takes place two years after the last canon King of Fighters game, The King of Fighters 2001. According to the game's storyline, a new King of Fighters tournament is organized by an unknown host. The several new rules are instituted, including a whole new team system.

At the end of the tournament, depending on how players defeat the midgame boss, Kusanagi, the players will either face Adelheid Bernstein or learn that the tournament organizer is Chizuru Kagura and that a group known as "His Distant Land" is working in a secretive plot. After defeating the mysterious stone fighter known as Mukai, Ash Crimson appears before Chizuru, attacks her in her weakened state and steals her powers. Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami come to Chizuru's aid as Ash tells Iori that he's his next target.

Reception

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