SNK has released the first official trailer for King Of Fighters XV, showing some of the fighters that will be part of the roster. There are six fighters in total that are shown off briefly in the trailer with those being K’, Kyo Kusanagi, Leona, Shun’ei, Mai Shiranui, and Benimaru. The trailer itself shows a rather colourful palette and gives the impression that King of Fighters XV will be a very fast paced fighting game, favouring both substance and style. You can check out the trailer below.
King of Fighters XV was first announced back at EVO 2019, right at the end of the final day of the fighting tournament. The last outing, King of Fighters XIV, released nearly three years ago and was a quiet success for the developer. At the time we handed it a 7/10, saying that “as a new entry in the series that pushes it into uncharted territory, King of Fighters XIV is an admirable effort. Boasting a huge roster, accessible action and smooth gameplay, there’s a lot to like, but the mediocre transition to 3D and inconsistent netcode hold it back from greatness.”
However, SNK went on to improve the whole experience, including releasing an enhanced graphics pack that made some much needed improvements to the visuals, as well as regular additions in the shape of costume packs and DLC characters. It’ll be interesting to see what direction they go for with XV, especially in terms of graphics, as XIV’s divisive move to 3D created technical challenges for the team as well as alienating some of their fans. Hopefully, King of Fighters XV will be a much better initial experience and give a better first impression than that of its predecessor.
King of Fighters XV is expected to release this year, but platforms are yet to be confirmed.