|The King of Fighters 2000|
Promotional art of K' and Kula. Illustrated by TONKO.
|Developer(s)||SNK, Ignition Entertainment (PS2), DotEmu (Humble Bundle)|
|Publisher(s)||SNK, Ignition Entertainment|
JP July 26, 2000
JP December 21, 2000
JP August 8, 2002
JP November 28, 2002
JP February 18, 2015
NA May 3, 2016
WW January 9, 2016
|Game modes||Single-player, multiplayer|
|Ratings||PlayStation 2 & PlayStation Network|
|Platform(s)||Arcade, Neo Geo, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Network, Microsoft Windows|
The King of Fighters 2000 is the seventh game in The King of Fighters series. This King of Fighters has the introduction of Active Striker characters that add an extra dimension of strategy to game play. It also features Another Strikers and/or Manic Strikers that are characters from other franchises in the SNK World. This would be the last King of Fighters game produced by SNK before the company's bankruptcy and later revival as SNK Playmore and then later renamed SNK.
The official story given by SNK is as follows:
"It has been a while since the existence of the mysterious secret syndicate NESTS was brought to light. Since then, however, their presence still remains a mystery and they've kept their activities well under wraps.
Meanwhile, in contrast to NESTS seeming lack of action, an increase in terrorist activities throughout the world has been taking place. Heidern and his band of mercenaries have determined that these events are the work of K' and Maxima.
Heidern and his band quickly begin pursuit of these two, but just as they begin their efforts, the invitations for the latest KOF tournament are sent....!
The fighters ready themselves for the tournament to begin in various venues throughout the world. Most remarkable among the invited teams is one in which K' and Maxima are listed as members! Moreover, NESTS whip into the second phase of their project, as if summoned into action by the two "terrorists."
Is the beginning of NESTS's activities a mere coincidence? Or, could it be...?
Once again a feeling of impending conflict stifles the air, and the curtain on the latest King of Fighters is about to rise...!!!"
After the KOF 1999 tournament, the commander of the Ikari Warriors, Heidern, is determined to figure out the objective of the NESTS cartel so that he can stop them from achieving their ruthless ambition. A fellow commander and long-time friend of Heidern, named Ling, tells the veteran fighter that K' and Maxima may hold the key to locating the whereabouts of the mysterious organization. Using this information, Heidern decides to focus his efforts on finding the duo so that they can be captured and interrogated for information. Meanwhile, the NESTS cartel sends Kula Diamond to investigate the tournament.
At the finals of the tournament, the Hero Team are taken to an underground mansion via a hidden elevator and are greeted by a mysterious but sinister-looking man. At the same time, Ling and a couple of his associates suddenly betray Heidern. In the underground mansion, the man known as Zero reveal he had the real Ling killed and replaced with a clone in disguise. Also, Zero tells the fighters that he was a former member of NESTS with plans to eliminate the cartel by using a powerful space-based weapon known as the Zero Cannon. To demonstrate his power, Zero fires a warm-up shot of the cannon towards Earth and wipes a city off the map.
The fighters battle against Zero not realizing that their energy powers the Zero Cannon. Zero is defeated and tries to fire the cannon again but it explodes. When K' and Maxima explore the ruined city above them, Whip appears and joins their cause to defeat NESTS.
|Benimaru Nikaido||Another Benimaru|
|Shingo Yabuki||Cosplayer Kyoko|
Fatal Fury TeamEdit
|Terry Bogard||Geese Howard|
|Andy Bogard||Billy Kane|
|Joe Higashi||Duck King|
|Blue Mary||Ryuji Yamazaki|
Art of Fighting TeamEdit
|Ryo Sakazaki||Awakened Kaede|
|Robert Garcia||Another Robert|
|Takuma Sakazaki||Gai Tendo|
Ikari Warriors TeamEdit
|Ralf Jones||Yashiro Nanakase|
Psycho Soldier TeamEdit
|Kensou||Psycho Soldier Kensou|
Korea Justice TeamEdit
|Kim Kaphwan||Kim Sue Il|
|Chang Koehan||Kim Dong Hwan|
|Choi Bounge||Kim Jae Hoon|
|Jhun Hoon||Kang Bae Dal|
Women Fighters TeamEdit
|Mai Shiranui||Chizuru Kagura|
|Kasumi Todoh||Li Xiangfei|
|Hinako Shijou||Lilly Kane|
|Kyo Kusanagi||Syo Kirishima|
|Iori Yagami||Mature & Vice|
|Kula Diamond||Candy Diamond, Foxy|
- Zero (playable in console versions)
- G-Mantle - for Ryo
- Saisyu Kusanagi - for Kyo
- Rugal Bernstein - for Kula
- Another Iori - for Iori
- Smart Chang - for Chang
- Cool Choi - for Choi
- Unknown - for Kasumi
- Neo & Geo - for Ramon
* PlayStation 2 exclusive strikers
- Heidern - for Whip
- Heavy D! - for Joe
- Lucky Glauber - for Andy
- Brian Battler - for Terry
- Mr. Big - for Takuma
- Wolfgang Krauser - for Mai
- Orochi - for Leona
- Wild Iori - for Benimaru
- Wild Leona - for Ralf
- Krizalid - for K'
- The King of Fighters EX2 (Remake for the GameBoy Advance)
Box Art Edit
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