The King of Fighters: Destiny launches on Steam
Japanese game developer SNK and Chinese animation studio iDragons launched their all-new CG-animated adaptation of The King of Fighters video game franchise last week. The 24 episode series, titled The King of Fighters: Destiny, has been produced exclusively for web distribution and launched in China on Youku, bilibili, sitv, and other local streaming platforms. In the west, the series is being streamed in Japanese with English subtitles on Valve’s PC platform Steam. New episodes are set to go live every Thursday.
Presenting a brand new CG Anime series for the world-renowned fighting game series, THE KING OF FIGHTERS! The story centers on iconic KOF characters such as Kyo Kusanagi, Terry Bogard, Mai Shiranui, Geese Howard, and Ryo Sakazaki! Many voice actors from the game series also reprise their roles! Experience the epic KOF storyline as never before with this new CG anime! Releasing this summer with a total of 24 episodes planned!
The King of Fighters: Destiny is just one part of SNK’s Chinese owners 37Games’ plan to relaunch their properties. The company has previously stated it hopes to launch Marvel-like franchises with Samurai Shodown, Fatal Fury, Metal Slug, and of course, The King of Fighters.
This isn’t the first time The King of Fighters has been brought to the world of animation. Through 2005 and 2006, Japanese animation studio Production I.G. produced a web series based on the franchise, called The King of Fighters: Another Day. The series also inspired a poorly received American live action film in 2009.