The King of Fighters '99: Millenium Battle
Cover. Illustration by Shinkiro
Developer(s)SNK, D4 Enterprise (Wii Virtual Console), Hamster Corporation (Nintendo Switch)
Publisher(s)SNK, Agetec (PS1), D4 Enterprise, Hamster Corporation
Release dateArcade
JP July 22, 1999
Neo Geo
INT September 23, 1999
Neo Geo CD
JP December 2, 1999
NA 1999
JP March 23, 2000
NA April 22, 2001
JP June 24, 1999
US 1999
JP March 30, 2000
US October 25, 2001
PlayStation Network
JP June 28, 2007
US May 14, 2009
Microsoft Windows
JP December 22, 2000
Wii Virtual Console
JP December 18, 2012
NA May 16, 2013
PAL July 4, 2013
Nintendo Switch
WW May 25, 2017
GenreFighting game
Game modesTeam Battle; Up to 2 players simultaneously
RatingsPlayStation & Wii Virtual Console
Teen (ESRB)
Platform(s)Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, PlayStation, Dreamcast, PlayStation Network, Wii Virtual Console, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch

The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle is the sixth game in The King of Fighters series. Introducting new elements like the Striker Match and Counter Mode, and increasing the number of characters per team from three to four. The game acts as the first of a three part story known as the The NESTS Chronicles involving a shadowy organisation plotting world domination, this part introducing the concept of the Kyo Kusanagi clones and K', who is the main character in this story arc.


Kof 99

Terry vs. Athena

"You are cordially invited to this year's King of Fighters."

The invitation is sent to fighters all over the world. The King of Fighters will take place again this year!

But the circumstances this time around are different. There is not a hint of the hoopla surrounding the entrants like that of the previous tournament which thrilled the whole world. For the skeptical fighters, even the new tournament rules for battles bode ill...

"The method of combat will be 3-on-3 battles. The adoption of Striker Matches, however, has been decided for this tournament...."

"Striker Matches?!" The fighters cannot hide their surprise at this unfamiliar mode of battle.

Meanwhile, Heidern, who sees through the suspicious tournament, dispatches Ralf and Clark to investigate the truth behind this tournament.

Benimaru Nikaido, as well, receives an invitation to KOF and to join the Special Team consisting of other carefully selected fighters.

Among the pre-selected teammates listed appear two names: K' (K-Dash) and Maxima. Benimaru is confused-he's never seen these names listed at any other fighting events; regardless...

Benimaru heads toward the tournament venue, clearly unsettled by the circumstances, and the other entrants are soon to follow.


What is behind this year's tournament?

With its myriad of mysteries, the King of Fighters gets ready to begin!


Playable CharactersEdit

Hero TeamEdit

Fatal Fury TeamEdit

Art of Fighting TeamEdit

Psycho Soldier TeamEdit

Ikari Warriors TeamEdit

Women Fighters TeamEdit

Korea Justice TeamEdit

Singles EntryEdit


  • Krizalid - playable through roulette (becomes a regular character in Evolution)

Hidden CharactersEdit

Special Edit TeamsEdit

These ending illustrations can only be seen on the Neo Geo CD and Playstation ports.

KOF Generation TeamEdit

  • K'
  • Iori Yagami
  • Kyo Kusanagi
  • Shingo Yabuki

Whip and Her Servants TeamEdit

  • Whip
  • Benimaru Nikaido
  • Kyo Kusanagi
  • Iori Yagami

Inhumanly Strong TeamEdit

  • Maxima
  • Ralf Jones
  • Bao
  • Chang Koehan

Good Looking TeamEdit

  • Andy Bogard
  • Benimaru Nikaido
  • Jhun Hoon
  • Chang Koehan

Little Kids TeamEdit

  • Bao
  • Li Xiangfei
  • Shingo Yabuki
  • Sie Kensou

Masters TeamEdit

  • Takuma Sakazaki
  • Chin Gentsai
  • Kim Kaphwan
  • Jhun Hoon

Hat TeamEdit

  • Terry Bogard
  • Clark Still
  • Choi Bounge
  • Bao

Short Haired TeamEdit

  • Blue Mary
  • Whip
  • King
  • Athena Asamiya

Midriffs TeamEdit

  • Benimaru Nikaido
  • Leona Heidern
  • Athena Asamiya
  • Blue Mary

Shingo Servitude TeamEdit

  • Kyo Kusanagi
  • Kyo-1
  • Kyo-2
  • Shingo Yabuki

All Kyo TeamEdit

  • Kyo Kusanagi (both player and striker versions)
  • Kyo-1
  • Kyo-2

Note: The All Kyo Team ending can only be accessed in The King of Fighters '99: Evolution

All Fatal Fury TeamEdit

Any team composed of Fatal Fury only characters.

All Art of Fighting TeamEdit

Any team composed of Art of Fighting only characters.

The King of Fighters '99: EvolutionEdit

The King of Fighters '99: Evolution was a remake of KOF '99 for the Dreamcast and PlayStation 2. This version had different stages and a few selectable striker characters. This version also marked the introduction of Vanessa and Seth to The King of Fighters series. The Japanese version can also transfer data with The King of Fighters: Battle de Paradise.



See alsoEdit


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