Plus two new Samurai Shodown characters.
SNK has revealed the debut trailer for King of Fighters 15.
The trailer, below, confirms Mai, Kyo, Leona, K’, Benimaru and Shun’ei all return. King of Fighters 15 is due out at some point in 2021. Platforms are yet to be announced. SNK said it will reveal more with a new trailer on 10th January.
Producer Yasuyuki Oda and creative director Eisuke Ogura offered some comments on King of Fighters 15 in a longer SNK video published yesterday. Ogura says “we’re focusing on keeping the series’ staple of being fast-paced while also adding elements to make it more exciting”. That’s not much to go on at this stage!
Ogura continues: “We’re able to do things now for both sound and visuals that were impossible back when developing 14, so we’re taking our time to make sure each element is refined.”
Meanwhile, the video goes on to reveal King of Fighters 14 Ultimate Edition for PlayStation 4, which includes all of the DLC for the game. This is out now digitally, and physically in the spring.
We also get an announce for King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match on PS4 (it originally came out in 2009 for the PlayStation 2, then in 2010 on Xbox Live Arcade, and most recently in 2015 on Steam). This spruce-up of the classic fighting game includes rollback netcode for improved online play.
Moving on to SNK’s other fighting game, Samurai Shodown, the video reveals season pass three DLC character Cham Cham is due out mid-March 2021. Then, The Last Blade 2’s Hibiki Takane is due out as guest character. The Last Blade 2 is an SNK fighting game from 1998 (our Martin loves it). Two unannounced characters are left to reveal for the pass.
And finally, Samurai Shodown gets a new update alongside Cham Cham in March that adds a new Guard Crush mechanic and a re-balance of the entire game.