The year, 1994. Once again, the invitations to the King of Fighters find their ways to the world's most wicked warriors. But the patron of this little party remains unknown. It cannot be Geese, nor can it be Krauser. So, who could they be from...? Among all the hopes and doubts, the legendary superstars of the fighting world begin to form their mighty teams. What type of battle with these magnificent fighters sure to go down in history show us? The voltage of the fan's excitement reaches a fevered pitch as the tournament finally approaches its beginning.
The King of Fighters '94 is the first game of the The King of Fighters series and was released on August 25, 1994. It is the prologue game of the series. This game featured characters from earlier SNK games, such as Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting, Ikari Warriors and Psycho Soldier. It also included new characters such as the Japan Team (or Hero Team) and the USA Team. The major innovation in KOF '94, comparing to the fighting games at that time, is the 3-on-3 team battle system, where each player uses 3-characters team instead of the 1-on-1 from the other fighting games. So, the game roster was divided in teams of 3, each team representing one country.