The King of Fighters Memorial is a fan-game
The title screen for the Special Edition of the King of Fighters Memorial.
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based on the popular King of Fighters series produced by SNK Playmore. It was created on the freeware 2D fighting game engine M.U.G.E.N by Zelgadis with some assistance from others. A demo version of the game was initially released in 2007 along with various trailers posted on Youtube, with the official full version being released in 2008. It has since then been updated numerous times for bug-fixes and new additions to the game.
It is officially the first game in The King of Fighters Memorial Series. The Story presumably takes place at some point around the first few events of the Ash Saga in the KoF series (2003 to XI most likely). Gustab Munchausen, an antagonist that hosted a previous tournament in The King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood, plans to host another to destroy Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami out of revenge for ruining his schemes. To do this, he plans on obtaining the battle data of numerous strong fighters in order to complete 'his masterpiece.' To further help his efforts, he creates powerful numbered clones of Kyo and Iori, as well as creating cloned bodies of primary enemies of past KoF Tournaments; these being Rugal, Goenitz, Krizalid, Original Zero, and Igniz. After channeling their souls into these bodies to revive them, he explains his plans to destroy Kyo and Iori and urges them to take part in this scheme of taking revenge. While the preparations are being made and as the tournament is about to begin, Gustab watches over the events as his right-hand man, Psyqhical, gathers battle data for their now unfolding plans.