PS4 Exclusive The King of Fighters XIV Gets American Release Date; Full Roster and Features Announced
After the glimpse that came earlier today, you can finally feast your eyes in the whole roster of characters and teams that will be included in The King of Fighters XIV, and know when you’ll be able to get your hands on them.
First of all, The game will release North America on August 23rd, followed by a release in Japan on August 25th.
SNK just released three trailers giving a full look on the game’s contents, its main features, and the classic Kyo costume that will be offered as a bonus content for day one purchases. You can scroll below to watch them.
Also, in the gallery at the bottom of the post you can also check out the cover art and key art, the icons for the full roster, and a batch of screenshots.
The official features list is as follows:
A Brand New KOF Saga!
The KOF Series’ storyline has been continuing over the OROCHI, NESTS, and ASH story arcs. KOF’s rich story has NOT finished, and returns in a brand new exciting arc with “KOF XIV”!
KOF’s traditional game system is back!
Select your favorite 3 fighters from the game’s gorgeous character roster, and fight to victory via KOF’s traditional and most praised “3-on-3 TEAM BATTLE” game system!
The combination system has evolved in KOF XIV, allowing players to strike up to three SUPER SPECIAL MOVES in the same combination for astonishing damage!
New MAX MODE
A refined MAX MODE!
KOF Series’ emblematic MAX Mode returns in “KOF XIV” with significant improvements! Activating the MAX Mode gives access to EX SPECIAL MOVES for unlimited combo and damage possibilities!
A new feature that can be enjoyed even by newbies.
The newly introduced “RUSH” feature allows even novice players to perform combos by mashing the square button!
A plethora of game modes.
“KOF XIV” features a large variety of game modes such as STORY MODE, VS MODE, and a GALLERY MODE for the best KOF experience ever.
A new fighting game experience.
Duke it out with as many as six people (three players on each team) in VS Online “Party Battle”! Feel the heat of an authentic fighting game tournament experience via PSN!
Learn techniques from the best players!
Low experienced players can learn how to become stronger with master players via the “ONLINE TRAINING” feature! Both players can communicate with each other with the common goal of strenghtening the disciple!
Various communication possibilities!
“KOF XIV” will make full of PlayStation 4’s online functions such as the “Online Profile” and “Comment” features in order to foster player communication and communities!
Last, but definitely not least, the full roster, with links to the command lists of 24 of the fifty characters:
- Kyo Kusanagi
- Benimaru Nikaido
- Goro Daimon
- Sylvie Paula Paula
- Bandeiras Hattori
- Iori Yagami
- King of Dinosaurs
- Love Heart
- Chang Koehan
- Choi Bounge
- Tung Fu Rue
- Kula Diamond
- Ralf Jones
- Clark Still
- Leona Heidern
- Geese Howard
- Billy Kane
- Terry Bogard
- Andy Bogard
- Joe Higashi
- Mai Shiranui
- Athena Asamiya
- Sie Kensou
- Chin Gentsai
- Ryo Sakazaki
- Robert Garcia
- Yuri Sakazaki
- Antonov (boss)
- ???? (final boss)
A full-fledged official site has also been made available here.
Incidentally, you possibly noticed that at the beginning of the post I wrote “SNK” and not “SNK PlayMore.” The reason for that is that today the firm changed its name back to SNK, also bringing back the old company slogan “The Future is Now.”