King of Fighters ‘97 is the fourth game in The King of Fighters series. This King of Fighters has the introduction of two special modes-Advance Mode (based on KOF '96) and Extra Mode (based on KOF '94 & '95). It concludes the three part 'Orochi Saga’ story-line begun King of Fighters '95 (and continued in KOF '96).
This game was released on Arcade,Neo Geo,Playstation,Sega Saturn and Neo Geo CD.This game was also released on iOS and Android in November 14 2013.
Fans were asked to vote for their favorite characters to add into the series through three game magazines: Famitsu, Gamest, and Neo Geo Freak. The three winners form the '97 Special Team. The magazines also created their own special edit teams to include in the game.