“We’re focusing on keeping the series’ staple of being fast-paced while also adding elements to make it more exciting,” Ogura notes. The developers are currently “brushing up features and optimizing the game,” but plan to ship in 2021. Another trailer for The King of Fighters XV will land next week to supplement the reveal.
King of Fighters XV – 6 Screenshots
Today’s trailer also included news on King of Fighters 14 Ultimate Edition – out now digitally – a new release for King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match on PS4, and then revealed Cham Cham and The Last Blade 2’s Hibiki Tanake as DLC characters for the Samurai Shodown Season 3 Pass. Samurai Shodown will also receive a game reblance in March.
KOF XV was announced during EVO 2019, and we got our first glimpse of the game back in December 2020, which revealed that in addition to the characters mentioned above, Benimaru would be playable. It’s not clear what platforms the game will be available on just yet.
Here’s our review of King of Fighters 14, which debuted in 2016. We scored it an 8, noting its “dated graphics and dodgy netcode”.
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