SNK's latest title in the KOF series, " THE K ING OF FIGHTERS X V" (KOF XV), is scheduled for release in the spring of 2022.
The characters that will participate in the game have been announced one after another, with the previous announcement of " Antonov " bringing the total number of characters to 27 and teams to 9.
Since the KOF series is known for its abundance of characters, there is a lot of anticipation for what information will be announced about which characters will be joining the series next .
The next information was to be announced at Gamescom, which opened on August 25, 2021. The latest trailer has been released!
New trailer released! New characters have been revealed!
At Gamescom, the " KOF XV Official Trailer " was released!
The Japanese version is narrated by Takashi Ohara, who plays the main character "Shun'ei" in the game, and a lot of information has been released!
There are many things to look forward to, but first of all, there is a new character that has not been announced so far!
The female character wearing a cap and a gas mask around her neck appears from the beginning of the trailer.
She is wearing a cap and has a gas mask around her neck. We also notice something similar to Shun Yei's "phantom hand" flying around her, and she is probably calling Shun Yei " Headphone Guy.
There also seems to be a new female character with braided hair and glasses.
How will these two characters be involved in the story? We can't wait to find out!
And although their participation has not been officially announced yet, we can see " K' ", the main character in the Nestz Arc, " Ash ", the main character in the Ash Arc, and " Heidelun ", who plays an important role in the KOF series.
With all of these heroes, I have a feeling that something is about to happen!
At the time of release, there will be a total of 39 characters in the game, so even if we add the 5 characters mentioned above to the 27 already announced, there will still be 32 characters in the game.
I can't help but look forward to the announcement of 7 more characters in the future!
In addition, two teams of six characters will be distributed as DLC after the release of the game!
The teams will be distributed in themed combinations, so let's look forward to this announcement as well!
This is the key to victory! Game System Revealed!
We already know that KOF XV will be a 3 on 3 team battle, but in the "KOF XV｜Official Trailer", a new game system was also announced!
SHATTER STRIKE ", a new system that prevents opponents' attacks and counterattacks
MAX Mode " that increases attack ability.
MAX Mode (Quick) " to cancel attacks and connect to combos
RUSH " to perform a variety of continuous moves with a series of button presses.
The various special moves for each character are not only available in the standard version, but also in the " EX Special Moves," " Super Special Mov es," " MAX Super Special Moves," and the flashy and powerful " CLIMAX Super Special Mov es," which can be enhanced using a gauge!
The battle system seems to be the culmination of the KOF series!
The story reaches its climax!
In KOF XV's Story Mode, the story of the " New Chapter of KOF " that began with the previous title, KOF XIV, unfolds.
In this title, the main characters of the KOF series are all present, and the return of "Orochi" is also foreseen.
What will the story be like with the introduction of new characters?
It is said that "the story will reach its climax," but will it really reach some kind of end?
Let's wait for the day we can see with our own eyes!
Online battle support! New Modes!
Online battles, a must in today's fighting games, are of course included!
The net code uses a rollback system to ensure a comfortable online battle.
In addition to " RANKED MATCH," " CASUAL MATCH," " ROOM MATCH," and " ONLINE TRAINING," a variety of other modes are available, including "DRAFT VS," in which players compete with their opponents to win the game. A new mode called " DRAFT VS " is also available!
I'm curious to see what the "DRAFT VS" mode will be like. Let's wait for more information!
A wealth of contents!
The content announced so far is more than enough for a fighting game, but KOF XV doesn't stop there!
There is plenty of content for fans of the series as well as those playing KOF for the first time to enjoy!
The " GALLERY MODE " not only includes character voices and artwork, but also a special movie directed by world-famous animator Masami Ohari! This is extremely rare!
In addition, the " DJ STATION " features over 300 songs from the KOF series and other popular SNK titles.
The trailer shows that " Psycho Soldier Remix '96 " is also included!
It would be worth it to buy XOF XV just for the "DJ STATION," where you can enjoy a lavish collection of classic SNK tunes!
Let's enjoy playing against each other while listening to your favorite sounds!
The game will be released on February 17, 2022! The official website has been renewed!
The release date you've been waiting for, February 17, 2022 (Thursday), has been decided! The price is 7,920 yen (including tax) for the standard edition!
I was expecting the game to be released around the end of March or April since it was supposed to be released in the spring, so I'm glad it's sooner than I thought!
The platforms are PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S|X, Windows 10, Steam, and the EPIC Game Store, so almost everyone should be able to play!
Along with the release date, pre-orders are starting to open sequentially, and the PS4 and PS5 packaged editions are also available in limited editions and with various perks.
In addition, there is a lot of information about the DCL and various editions, so we will bring you that information separately.
Along with this announcement, the official website has been renewed, and in addition to confirming the details of the announced contents, you will be able to see the story of each team in the " TEAM STORY " section!
Currently, the story of the "Hero Team" is available, and it reveals why Benimaru decided to team up with Shun'ei and Meitengun.
The stories of the other teams are expected to be released in the near future, so stay tuned!
The release date for KOF XV has finally been set.
Although the release date is only about six months away, there is still a lot of information that has yet to be announced, such as the characters who will be participating in the game.
If you keep up with the new information that is being announced from time to time, the release date will be here before you know it! So make your reservations and wait for the game to go on sale!
For more information, please check the renewed "THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV" official website!