WTF? I love how this just kind of popped up out of nowhere. News of a King of Fighters MMORPG came and went not to long ago, with laughing happening both ways. But this new footage of a King of Fighters MMO (not RPG) isn't as funny -- it actually looks pretty nice.
Coming out of nowhere, from Dragonfly Studios and Triple Games, King of Fighters Online looks to be a 3D brawler with 3D characters that remain somewhat true to the KoF design. The gameplay style reminds me of the old side-scrolling buddy brawlers like Streets of Rage, but with a more open movement field. A tag system will let you to change characters during battle, and special moves have been implemented.
Check out the gameplay trailer for King of Fighters Online below the jump, where you'll see Joe, Kyo, and Athena fighting it out, PvP style.
A press release in choppy English says that King of Fighters Online is expected to be released early next year for PC. Very interesting, don't you think?