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The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match

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The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match



JP: March 18, 2008
CN: 2009
Final Edition:
JP: January 24, 2011

PlayStation 2
JP: June 26, 2008
NA: March 3, 2009
Xbox 360
INT: July 1, 2009
Microsoft Windows
INT: December 16, 2014
Humble Bundle:
WW: January 9, 2016
INT: June 1, 2018
PlayStation 4
WW: March 20, 2018
Twitch Prime
WW: September 8, 2020
Online Play

Delay-based (Rollback coming soon!)

Player Resources

Dream Cancel KOF98UM FE Wiki - Focused on Final Edition

Community Channels

Official KOF98 community Discord server


A remake of the seminal SNK classic, The King of Fighters '98, released in 2008 for the PS2. Ultimate Match takes the original game and adds five more characters, a few new EX characters, and tweaks not only the game modes, but the entire cast. There is also a new iteration to this series called The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match Final Edition that was released on Nesica x Live and Tencent's QQ systems.


Welcome to the 59 playable, tournament viable characters. Hold the Select Button as you select certain characters to use their alternate version (Orochi team, EX/Ura characters). The highlighted icon changes and indicates that the character is the alternate version. Boss characters such as Goenitz, Omega Rugal, Orochi Leona, Orochi Iori, and Orochi are banned from standard tournament play.

Game Navigation

Gameplay Overview
Challenge Mode
Normal Characters
Kyo Kusanagi
Benimaru Nikaido
Goro Daimon
Terry Bogard
Andy Bogard
Joe Higashi
Ryo Sakazaki
Robert Garcia
Yuri Sakazaki
Leona Heidern
Ralf Jones
Clark Still
Athena Asamiya
Sie Kensou
Chin Gentsai
Chizuru Kagura
Mai Shiranui
Kim Kaphwan
Chang Koehan
Choi Bounge
Yashiro Nanakase
Ryuji Yamazaki
Blue Mary
Billy Kane
Iori Yagami
Takuma Sakazaki
Saisyu Kusanagi
Heavy D!
Lucky Glauber
Brian Battler
Eiji Kisaragi
Kasumi Todoh
Shingo Yabuki
Geese Howard
Wolfgang Krauser
Mr. Big
Rugal Bernstein
EX Characters
EX Kyo
EX Terry
EX Andy
EX Joe
EX Ryo
EX Robert
EX Yuri
EX Mai
EX King
EX Yamazaki
EX Blue Mary
EX Billy
EX Geese
Orochi Yashiro
Orochi Chris
Orochi Shermie