Published on August 26th, 2021 | by Adrian Gunning

The King of Fighters XV release date announced during Opening Night Live

Today during the Opening Night Live of gamescom 2021, Koch Media, a leading global publishing partner and SNK CORPORATION announced that the fighting game The King of Fighters XV will be launching on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Steam, and the Epic Games Store on February 17th, 2022. 

Watch the new trailer here:

The King of Fighters XV features 39 characters, including classic popular characters, resurrected fan favourites, and those crucial to the unfolding events. This is the first time the heroes from each Saga have come together, making this an unmissable moment in the King of Fighters storyline. The latest instalment in the King of Fighters saga continues from the previous title’s Story Mode. Heroes from the Orochi, NESTS, and Ash Sagas have all joined The King of Fighters XV, and this time, the story is coming to an explosive climax.

The King of Fighters XV features the classic 3v3 team battle system, as well as a number of new features, such as SHATTER STRIKE, a new mechanic that enables players to counter enemy attacks. Additionally, players will experience an improved MAX Mode, as well as MAX Mode (Quick), with a rush function that will allow for combos to be carried out by rapidly pressing attack buttons. All these features, including some revamped and vibrant special moves, will ensure some explosive fights and exciting gameplay for new and veteran players alike.

The King of Fighters XV will support 1-2 players local as well as 2-8 players online play. The game features a wide variety of online modes, including RANKED MATCH, CASUAL MATCH, ROOM MATCH, and ONLINE TRAINING. There’s also a new DRAFT VS mode, which pits you against an opponent as you try to nab your favourite character before they can. Rollback netcode has been adopted for the best online experience.

The gallery features will include not only character voices and The King of Fighters XV in-game cinematics, but also a special animated short, directed by world-renowned artist Masami Obari.

Additionally, the new DJ Station features over 300 popular songs from the entire The King of Fighters series. Players will even be able to customise their fights to have their favourite tracks playing in the background.

Pre-orders begin today on the following editions on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, and Xbox Series X|S:

The King of Fighters XV Standard Edition
Contains the base game (Physical/Digital Version): AUD $89.95 

The King of Fighters XV Day One Edition

Contains the base game, the exclusive Leona “Classic Leona” DLC Costume, and for those who pre-purchase the game and the DLC Constume for Terry “Garou: Mark of the Wolves”, only available Physically: AUD $89.95

The King of Fighters XV Deluxe Edition (Digital)

Contains the base game, plus the KOF XV Team Pass 1  (Includes Team 1 & 2 DLC that includes 3 characters each, 6 characters in total), the exclusive Leona “Classic Leona” DLC Costume, and for those who pre-purchase the game the DLC Costume for Terry “Garou: Mark of the Wolves” (Digital Version)

Digital content available:

KOF XV Team Pass 1

KOF XV DLC Characters “Team 1″ +”Team 2” (6 DLC characters)

KOF XV DLC Characters “Team 1” 3 DLC characters(1 Team)

KOF XV DLC Characters “Team 2” 3 DLC characters(1 Team)

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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