2D Fighter Maker 2002, also known as 2D Fighter Maker 2nd is released by ASCII's successor
company, Enterbrain. This maker allows for a
greater amount of expansion and extension than 2D Fighter Maker 95, revising much of the
original engine to allow more options while adding a menu-based system for
clarity. As with the previous version, it became wildly popular amongst the
dojin communities in Japan. It includes default resource files, called the Run Time Package (RTP).
Soon after, a fan translation followed, though the second
version has yet to meet with the success of the first, primarily due to the
large amount of M.U.G.E.N. communities already in operation as well as the lack of documentation.