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KOF: Maximum Impact 2 (KOFケーオーエフ マキシマムインパクト 2ツー), released in North America as "The King of Fighters 2006", is a fighting game developed by SNK Playmore. It is the sequel to KOF: Maximum Impact and a game of the KOF: Maximum Impact series.

This game has an expanded version with a team mode and extra characters, KOF Maximum Impact Regulation "A". A four episode anime web series surrounding the events of the game was also made.

Story

The previous THE KING OF FIGHTERS, held in Southtown — Many contended that this illegal fighting tournament was held by the gangland syndicate "Mephistopheles" to achieve the annihilation of their rivals and procure some operating capital. But after its "King," Duke, suffered defeat at the hands of Alba Meira in the finals, he and his organization vanished from Southtown. Meanwhile, the media, firmly under Duke's thumb, grew a new backbone and released a fusillade of sensational exposés — based on information from confidential sources (naturally) — regarding their former oppressors. In spite of this new torrent of "information", however, almost no one knew that an even larger entity had been pulling Mephistopheles' puppet strings.

ADDES — The truth behind this name was only known throughout the dark recesses of the underworld. And Mephistopheles, the force that swept over and completely subdued Southtown with such overwhelming force? Just one of Addes' subsidiaries, one of its countless tentacles. When and who created it? Where was its headquarters? How far was its reach? — No one really had an inkling as to what this organization truly entailed.

And now... Still yet another of Addes' long black tentacles had sliced down the veil with its sinister scythes of the grim reaper to reveal a new battle royale.

The invitations in white envelopes will soon reach the world's mightiest, who will surely find the call of the reaper irresistible.

As stated in Alba Meira's private novel by Akihiko Ureshino on the official KOF Maximum Impact 2 site which serves as an official follow up to the story of KOF Maximum Impact 2, Alba was in fact the one who defeated Jivatma and Luise. Soiree was kidnapped as a result of that and Alba has not seen him since then. And in the credits ending, Luise is seen waiting for him, so it can be assumed that Alba and Luise are together since the end of the second tournament.

Characters

The new original characters added to the roster are:

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Nagase, an assassin kid ninja working for Addes and an N-Type Enforced Human transformed by one of Addes's sub-syndicates, Belphegor. Her battle abilities are thanks to a Battle Disc System (where she saves and collects data about fighters) and her genetically enhanced strength. She is a rival for Mai Shiranui
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Ninon Beart, the younger sister of Mignon Beart and a powerful dark sorceress. She follows her sister around and usually berates Mignon's childish antics. Though her tricks and pranks on her sibling suggest otherwise, she doesn't despise her sister entirely and sees her as a rival.
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Hyena, a cowardly man with hunger of power and a former Duke's henchman who acted as his messenger to challengers during the first tournament -later established mostly due to his personal fear of Duke. After Duke's defeat and Mephistopheles collapse, he goes into hiding and develops his own fighting style to protect himself. He gains a reputation as a fighter in the underworld media and is invited to participate in KOF.
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Luise Meyrink, the sub-boss of the game, is a mysterious woman with a strange and regal appearance. She is the daughter of Professor Detlev Meyrink, a well-known and respected authority on rocket science, and enters to the KOF in search of him when he was kidnapped by the syndicate Addes.
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Jivatma, the final boss of the game, is the leader of Kusiel/Kushieru, a sub-syndicate of the secret syndicate Addes that trains assassins, and a member of Addes' top leaders, The Children of Kokaviel, but his origins and history are veiled in mystery. He was Duke's boss until Duke became leader of his own gang, Mephistopheles. He has frightening abilities, using a fighting style he boasts as punishment to the weak.

Other new additions to the series include Hanzo Hattori from Samurai Shodown series, Kyo Kusanagi Classic (A.K.A. Orochi Saga version), Wild Wolf (a new version of Terry Bogard based on his appearance in Garou: Mark of the Wolves), Mr. Karate II from Buriki One, Armor Ralf (a new version of Ralf Jones) and Richard Meyer from Fatal Fury series.

Official Roster

Returning Characters

Original Characters
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Alba Meira
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Soiree Meira
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Lien Neville
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Mignon Beart
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Chae Lim
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Duke
The King of Fighters series
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Kyo Kusanagi
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Iori Yagami
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Leona Heidern
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K'
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Maxima
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Seth
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Kula Diamond
Fatal Fury/MOTW series
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Terry Bogard
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Rock Howard
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Mai Shiranui
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Billy Kane
Art of Fighting series
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Ryo Sakazaki
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Yuri Sakazaki
Ikari Warriors series
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Ralf Jones
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Clark Still
Psycho Soldier
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Athena Asamiya

New Character

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Nagase

Hidden Characters

Original Characters

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Ninon Beart
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Hyena

Fatal Fury/MOTW series

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Kim Kaphwan
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B. Jenet
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Nightmare Geese
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Lilly Kane
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Richard Meyer

Samurai Shodown series

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Hanzo Hattori

Metal Slug series

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Fiolina Germi

Buriki One

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Mr. Karate II

Alternative Characters

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Kyo Kusanagi Classic
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Wild Wolf
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Armor Ralf

Sub-Boss

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Luise Meyrink

Final Boss

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Jivatma

Stage Cameos

Original Characters

Fatal Fury/MOTW series

Art of Fighting series

Metal Slug series

Savage Reign/Kizuna Eucounter series

  • Kim Sue-il (Kizuna Encounter) - In Temple of Ruins Stage
  • King Leo (Savage Reign) - In Emperor's Court Stage

Samurai Shodown series

World Heroes series

Other Games

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Cosplay & Alternate Colors

Several alternate colors for the cast in Maximum Impact 2 are homages to characters in other games or media. The list below charts costume outcomes from both color types:

Character
Cosplay Character (s)
Color Mode
Alba Meira
Jubei Yagyu from Samurai Shodown series
Normal, color G
Soiree Meira
Ramón, Freeman from Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Dee Jay from Capcom's Super Street Fighter II, Jiro from Toei's Android Kikaider
Alternate, color E; Alternate, color F; Alternate, color G; Normal, color H
Lien Neville
Maxima, John Crawley from Art of Fighting series, Char Aznable from Sunrise's Gundam series
Normal, color D; Normal, color G; Alternate, color G
Chae Lim
May Lee Jinju, Hinako Tonoh from Buriki One, Reiko Hinomoto from Konami's Rumble Roses
Normal, color G; Alternate, color G; Alternate, color H
Duke
Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th series
Alternate, color G
Nagase
Gan Takada/Yatterman #1 and Ai Kaminari/Yatterman #2 from Tatsunoko's Yatterman
Alternate, color F; Alternate, color E
Hyena
Joker from Savage Reign series
Normal, color G
Ryo Sakazaki
Yuri Sakazaki, Haohmaru from Samurai Shodown series, Sokaku Mochizuki from Fatal Fury series
Alternate, color E; Normal, color E; Normal, color G
Yuri Sakazaki
Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia
Normal, color B; Normal, color F
Terry Bogard
Blue Mary, Sol Badguy from Arc System Works' Guilty Gear series
Alternate, color A; Normal, color F
Mai Shiranui
Cham Cham from Samurai Shodown series (or Lum from Urusei Yatsura, depending on the interpretation), Andy Bogard
Normal, color E; Alternate, color G
Kim Kaphwan
Jhun Hoon
Normal, color H
B. Jenet
As one of the Lillien Knights, Elena from Capcom's Street Fighter III
Alternate, color E; Alternate, color H
Rock Howard
Kain R. Heinlein from Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Kaede from The Last Blade series
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Billy Kane
Sun Wukong from Journey to the West, himself (Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition)
Alternate, color H; Normal, color F
Lilly Kane
Hotaru Futaba from Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Hinako Shijou, Billy Kane, Snow White (the Walt Disney's version)
Normal, color C; Normal, color G; Alternate, color A; Normal, color F
Richard Meyer
Bob Wilson from Fatal Fury series, Rugal Bernstein
Alternate, color G; Alternate, color B
Nightmare Geese
Young Geese from Art of Fighting series, Karman Cole from Art of Fighting 3, Goenitz, Mukai, Arsène Lupin III from Lupin the III
Alternate, color G; Alternate, color E; Normal, color F; Normal, color G; Alternate, color B
Kyo Kusanagi
Yuki from Neo Geo Battle Coliseum, Saisyu Kusanagi, himself (NESTS Kyo with jacket down)
Normal, color G; Normal, color F; Another, color G
Iori Yagami
Shen Woo, Setsuna and his owl from The Last Blade 2, Cool from Psikyo's Daraku Tenshi, Black Jack from the eponymous anime
Alternate, color E; Normal, color G; Normal, color H; Alternate, color G; Normal, color F
K'
The Predator from the eponymous film franchise, Haiji Mibu from Psikyo's Daraku Tenshi
Normal, color H; Normal, color E
Maxima
Rocky from Robo Army, Yashiro Nanakase
Normal, color F; Normal, color D
Kula Diamond
K', Ash Crimson, Candy Diamond
Normal, color F; Normal, color E; Normal, color G; Normal, color H
Leona Heidern
Orochi Leona, Heidern, Rei Ayanami and Asuka Langley Soryu from GAINAX's Neon Genesis Evangelion, herself (alternate hairstyle), Eri Kasamoto from Metal Slug series
Normal, color D; Normal, color G; Normal, color F; Normal, color E; Alternate, color G; Alternate, color D
Ralf Jones
Marco Rossi from Metal Slug series, Jack Turner from Art of Fighting series
Normal, color G; Normal, color H
Clark Still
Tarma Roving from Metal Slug series, Big Bear from Fatal Fury series, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (actor, producer and pro wrestling fighter)
Normal, color G; Alternate, color E; Alternate, color F
Athena Asamiya
Kisarah Westfield from Aggressors of Dark Kombat
Alternate, color E
Hanzo Hattori
Galford from Samurai Shodown series, Tizoc from Garou: Mark of the Wolves, RX-78-2 Gundam from Sunrise's Gundam series, Kamen Rider V3 from the Kamen Rider series
Normal, color G; Alternate, color G; Normal, color H; Alternate, color E
Fiolina Germi
Ai from Neo Geo Battle Coliseum, Terry Bogard
Normal, color G; Normal, color E
Kyo Kusanagi Classic
Shingo Yabuki, Syo Kirishima
Normal, color B; Normal, color G
Mr. Karate
Robert Garcia, Heihachi Mishima from Bandai Namco's Tekken series
Alternate, color G; Alternate, color E
Wild Wolf
Rock Howard, Elvis Presley (late American singer)
Normal, color G; Alternate, color E
Armor Ralf
The Terminator (character potrayed by actor, former bodybuilder and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger)
Normal, color H
Jivatma
Iori Yagami, himself (opposite gender)
Normal, color F; Alternate, color E

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