I’m certain loads of games can – and have – become wonderfully fun and entertaining adaptations on Apple’s line of iDevices, but one genre that I think simply won’t work without buttons is the fighting genre. If you take the button out of button-masher, then you’re only left with mashing, and that sounds ridiculous. SNK seems to disagree with me though, as their King of Fighters series today joins Street Fighter in the line of fighting games adapted and optimized for screen tapping game-play. King of Fighters i is available now for 9oo yen, which is the Japanese equivalent of about ten dollars.
The title will feature 14 playable characters, with six more planned, and a variety of modes and stages. Billy Kane, who was just recently confirmed for the home console version of King of Fighters XIII, will be among the characters. The modes will include survival, training, one-on-one, three-on-three, and wireless local multiplayer. The game will reportedly be made available to other territories in the future. Hit the break for some screens.