SNK Partners with Bitmap Books to Release THE KING OF FIGHTERS: The Ultimate History

SNK have announced a new partnership with Bitmap Books to produce, and distribute, THE KING OF FIGHTERS: The Ultimate History; a book that will outline the history of THE KING OF FIGHTERS franchise.

Two variations of the book will be available; a standard edition with an RRP of around £34.99 and a Collector’s Edition, known as ALL-STAR EDITION, priced at around £59.99. The ALL-STAR EDITION will contain the book in a heavy-board slipcase, five art prints and a postcard featuring exclusive illustrations by Eisuke Ogura.

The KING OF FIGHTERS (KOF) is one of the most important fighting game series of all time, and today it is considered versus fighter royalty. But despite this legacy, the history of this long-running and much beloved gaming series has never been comprehensively told – until now. THE KING OF FIGHTERS: The Ultimate History will be released this summer.

In the first officially licensed and fully endorsed book of its type, the story of the KOF franchise is revealed in its entirety. THE KING OF FIGHTERS: The Ultimate History grants access to illustrations and artwork, as well as the key members of the original development team. This official history delivers a comprehensive visual and written history of KOF: It celebrates iconic characters such as Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami, as well as the voice actors who brought them to life. It uncovers never-before-seen details about the mysterious origins of KOF and delves into the sumptuous pixel art and rich story narratives the series is known for. With its wealth of imagery and information, this is the ultimate KOF history.

Further details relating to THE KING OF FIGHTERS: The Ultimate History can be found on the official bitmap books website.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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