Originally created as a "dream match" for players to pit their favorite KOF characters against each other, KOF '98 UM takes that one step further by introducing new features such as new characters, game systems, game modes, stages and soundtracks not seen in the original. KOF '98 UM contains 64 characters, 10 of which are new to the Ultimate Match version. This is the most characters ever included in one KOF game.
- Sixty four total characters including 10 not seen in KOF 98'
- All-new fighting mode "ULTIMATE"
- New fighting systems: "Evasion Move Type", "Gauge Type" and Dash Type".
- Includes the original NEOGEO version of KOF 98
- New battle stages and "Special Features" for Geese, Mary, Yamazaki and King.
The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match is currently scheduled for release in Q4 2008.