The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match is Getting Rollback Netcode on PC

The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match

SNK Corporation has announced they’re bringing rollback netcode to The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match.

The game recently had a rollback netcode beta test for the 64 bit version of the game – they’re now running a followup beta test for the 32 bit version of the game. The rollback beta will run until October 22nd, at 10 AM Pacific. The developer said the 64bit test was “a massive success.”

You can sign up for a beta test by opting into the Betas tab after right-clicking the game’s properties. If you’re running the 64bit version of the game you can still opt in as well. It’s worth reiterating that beta versions of the game can only match up with other beta players, and you can opt out later if you want.

Much like the other rollback netcode test being hosted by Arc System Works for Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R, rollback netcode is ideal for online fighting games in that it helps reduce latency and lag. This is especially critical for fighting games where actions made frame by frame can make the difference in winning or losing.

SNK originally released The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match for PlayStation 2 back in 2009 in Japan, and it got a worldwide release via Xbox Live Arcade in 2010. The Xbox Live Arcade port was later released for Windows PC (via Steam) in 2015.

Here’s a rundown on the game:


The second title in the UM series is a fully upgraded version of KOF 2002, a masterpiece of the KOF series deserving of a place honor along with KOF ’98. Based on THE NESTS CHRONICLES, this title includes the most characters of any title in KOF history. All graphics and background music have been completely redone and the game balance has also been extensively redesigned. New moves have been added and others have been brought back, meaning that players can enjoy battling it out for longer than ever.

66 characters in all – the most playable characters ever in the KOF series:
With DNA from Kyo and K’, this title’s original character Nameless is ready for action!
In addition to characters that appeared in the original KOF 2002, formidable fighters from THE NESTS CHRONICLES as well as additional characters and hidden characters keep popping up to fight!

Don’t miss the updated graphics and production:
Updated game sounds:
The demo screens, cut-scenes, and winning screens are worth a look:[/b]
What’s more, all background music has been updated for more intense matches!
Tons of new moves and old moves that have been brought back are found in this title only!
Feel the heat of the upgraded MAX2!!

Fully upgraded and redesigned system and game balance for all characters:
Each character’s special and extra-special moves are former moves and power-changing moves from past series as well as many new moves created for this title only.
The MAX2 move for all characters is even more impressive than ever. Now easier to use in real matches for a show of supreme power!!

Includes many game modes:
Not only can 50 different moves be practiced in both “normal” and “expert” difficulties in Challenge Mode, players can also create original combos in “Practice Mode”. There is also “Endless Mode”, where players can battle against the CPU for as long as their endurance will allow.



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