Originally titled 'King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2', this 2006 edition in the KOF series features new characters, a new story, and new battle systems that include KOF:MI's "Stylish Moves" (combo up to evolve your fighting), and new Counterstrike and Super Cancel moves (one to parry attacks and shift from offence to defence, the other a 1-bar Super Move where you cancel their Super Move and launch into your own Super Special Move). New characters added will be Nagase, Luise Meyrink (both original creations), Kula Diamond, and Billy Kane. More than 20 characters will be included in all, including hidden fighters.
- Several new KOF characters, as well as returning favorites and hidden bonus characters
- Classic SNK characters Kula Diamond and Billy Kane, for the first time in 3D
- Beautiful background stages including NEOGEO Land
- In-depth storyline featuring a different ending for each character
- All-new mini-games
- English and Japanese voice options
This game is also known as King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2 in Japan.