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Published on February 17th, 2022 | by Andrew Bistak

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV RELEASES TODAY

SNK Corporation and Koch Media are excited to announce that the fighting game phenomenon THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV (KOF XV) releases today on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV features 39 characters in total, including classic popular characters and resurrected fan favourites. In addition to the classic 3-on-3 team battle system, the game introduces the SHATTER STRIKE, a new mechanic that enables players to counter enemy attacks. Additionally, players can experience an improved MAX Mode, as well as MAX Mode (Quick). The RUSH function allows for combos to be carried out all by rapidly pressing attack buttons. All these features, including revamped and vibrant special moves, will ensure fights in this game feel more explosive than ever.



 

Since its debut in 1994, the KOF fighting game series has been driving the world to excitement with its impressive characters and unique game system. Six years have passed since the last title in the series, and now THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV has challenged all of its predecessors, with jaw-dropping graphics, systems and an improved online experience.

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 KOF XV, and this time, the story is coming to an explosive climax.

KOF XV features the classic 3 on 3 team battle system. New to the series is SHATTER STRIKE, a new mechanic that enables players to counter enemy attacks. Additionally, players can experience an improved MAX Mode, as well as MAX Mode (Quick). The RUSH function allows for combos to be carried out all by rapidly pressing attack buttons. All these features, including revamped and vibrant special moves, will ensure fights in this game feel more explosive than ever. Strap in, as KOF XV features a battle system bursting with speed and excitement unlike any other.

Rollback netcode has been adopted to reduce lag in online matches, allowing for smoother online play. THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV features a wide variety of online features including RANKED MATCH, CASUAL MATCH, ROOM MATCH, and ONLINE TRAINING. There’s also the new DRAFT VS mode, which pits you against an opponent as you try to nab your favourite character before they can. KOF XV features crossplay on Sony consoles so PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 owners can join explosive online matches against each other.

Gallery features not only character voices and KOF 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 throughout the entire KOF series. Players can even customise their fights to have their favourite tracks play in the background.


About the Author

When he's not trying to save the world, Andrew enjoys travel (although loathes turbulence), going to the movies, reading and being a dad to his two dogs (and now twins) with his wife.



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