King of Fighters is one of the most important videogame fighting sagas (especially, all its entries in the Neo Geo systems). This year marks the 20th anniversary of this franchise and maybe we will have some surprises regarding this event. SNKP has registered two names related to the KOF trademark in Japan.
First one alludes to King of Fighters name. Check the original source here.
28 July 2014: [Sho-negai 2014-63179] trademark: The King of Fighters / applicant: SNK Playmore / filing date 9 (computer game software, etc.), 28 (for business use accessories and other parts, as well as its video game machine), 41 by the gate (online …
Maximum Impact appears in the second registration. As you can remember, the Maximum Impact games (named King of Fighters 2006 in US) are 3d fighting games like Tekken or SOULCALIBUR. Check the original source here.
28 July 2014: [Sho-negai 2014-63191] trademark: MAXIMUM IMPACT / applicant: SNK Playmore / filing date 9 (computer game software, etc.), as well as its 28 (business TV game machine accessories and other parts), 41 games by (online …
We will have to wait for an official announcement by SNK Playmore.