The King of Fighters XV is set for release later this year with SNK giving fans a peak at yet another playable character.
The latest King of Fighters XV gameplay trailer spotlights Andy Bogard, the younger brother of fan favourite Terry Bogard (who also appears in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster).
King of Fighters XV confirmed characters
- Benimaru Nikaido
- Chizuru Kagura
- Kyo Kusanagi
- Iori Yagami
- Leona Heidern
- Mai Shiranui
- Joe Higashi
- Andy Bogard
King of Fighters XV was first announced back at EVO 2019, right at the end of the final day of the fighting tournament. The sequel will be powered using Unreal Engine though SNK have yet to confirm which platforms it will launch on. We’d expect KOF 15 to appear on all current consoles, or at least PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
The series’ last outing, King of Fighters XIV, released nearly three years ago and was a quiet success for the developer. In our King of Fighters XIV review we scored the game a 7/10, saying “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.
There’s no word on just how big the game’s roster will be though XIV featured 50 characters at launch.