There is plenty of content for King of Fighters fans on Switch, but it’s all in the form of retro releases. It certainly would be nice to get one of the newer King of Fighters installments on Switch, and the dev team agrees. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like something that’s technically feasible.
In an interview with GameReactor, King of Fighters director Yasuyuki Oda spoke out on the team’s efforts to get more recent King of Fighters games to Switch, but it’s something that just didn’t pan out. Unfortunately, it seems like things are going to stay that way going forward.
Yes, obviously if you have a Switch, you have a lot of our retro content, you can play almost all of SNK’s fighting games, and we investigated this issue even with King of Fighters XIV and even XV. One of the biggest problems with KoF is that you have three characters and you have to load all the resources between rounds and so on. It really didn’t go well with the hardware specs and the technical limitations of the Switch. It was something that really bugged us, we would love to do it and we are always thinking about it, but at the moment there are no plans.