Before going any forward make sure to have a big grain of salt close to you to take with this rumor.
SNK has announced that this spring will see the re-relase of KOF97 with The King Of Fighters ’97 Global match for PS4, Vita and Steam. The teaser trailer that came with the announcement did not reveal any inof nor showed any in-game footage. We automatically assumed that the game will offer online play (hence the global match subtitle) but nothing else, especially that SNK has been known for not messing with their old sprites for console games, with the exception of the awesome KOF94 rebout (I love that game and still play it on PS2).
Well, that might be changing! If a rumor stated by gamersky is to be believed, The King Of Fighters ’97 Global Match is said to offer an HD remaster of the old title. No sources were stated in the gamersky article, hence why that giant grain of salt i mentioned earlier should come in handy right about now.
It is worth mentioning that SNK has previously released an HD port of KOF97 in 2015 for mobile phones in China, with very good results. You can see a gameplay video of the title below:
Are excited ofr the potential of an HD remaster of KOF97? Let us know in the comments section below. The King Of Fighters ’97 Global Match will be released on PS4, PS Vita, and PC via steam in Spring 2018. Expect more info about the port in the coming weeks.
Special thanks to site’s friend Meansary for helping with the article translation.