The game meant to introduce Whip into the Ikari Team. However, due to Leona's introduction in the same team, the developers waited until The King of Fighters '99 to add her to the cast.
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In the initial stages of development, Chizuru was referred to as the "Bell Girl", though she was soon nicknamed "Yuna", before finally receiving the more appropriate name that she has now.
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