Check Out Rock Howard in Action in New The King of Fighters XIV Gameplay Video
SNK released a new video for The King of Fighters XIV today featuring gameplay from upcoming DLC character Rock Howard.
Rock Howard originally appeared in the excellent fighting game Garou: Mark of the Wolves, which recently got re-released on PS4 and PS Vita. The video shows him fighting Terry Bogard, who was also featured in Mark of the Wolves. You can check out an overview of Rock Howard’s character below:
Rock Howard is the estranged son of crime lord Geese Howard, having been adopted and raised by Terry Bogard from a young age. His fighting style is a unique mix of both Terry and Geese’s styles and he even boasts his own variations on some of their iconic moves, such as Geese’s Raging Storm and Terry’s Buster Wolf. His Crack Counter, for example, combines the reversal techniques from Geese’s Aikijutsu moves with Terry’s Crack Shoot attack.
This melding of styles results in a well-rounded fighter. He sacrifices both Geese’s dominating power and Terry’s simple and direct style for speed and versatility, creating a unique approach that stands on its own despite borrowing heavily from two disparate fighters.
DualShockers gave The King of Fighters XIV a 9.5 in our review, saying “The King of Fighters XIV is one of the best fighting games I have ever played, and will satisfy fans of the series, hardcore fighting game enthusiasts, and those hoping to get into them.”
You can watch the video below. The King of Fighters XIV is currently available exclusively on PS4.