The King of Fighters XIV Rock Howard Character DLC Announced

Today, developer SNK Corporation and publisher Atlus announced that the fourth paid DLC fighter joining The King of Fighters XIV will be Rock Howard.

As you may know, Rock Howard made his debut in the last chapter of the Fatal Fury series, Garou: Mark Of The Wolves (where he was the main character). This release will mark his first appearance in a mainline KOF title.

SNK Corporation has provided the following overview of the character:

[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.

As you can see the in new trailer at the bottom of the article, Rock Howard and all of his techniques have been recreated faithfully in KOF XIV with some slight adjustments in order to fit the new battle system.

As you may know, Rock Howard was quite weak and considered low-tier in Garou: Mark Of The Wolves, however, SNK assures that this is not the case in KOF XIV.

As mentioned above, Rock Howard is the fourth character DLC, the other three fighters are Vanessa, Whip, and Yamazaki. These three will be available for purchase on April 5th, 2017. Additionally, new stages and BGM tracks will also go live the same day for all users for free.

A release date for Rock Howard was not announced, but you can check him out below via his new reveal trailer.

The King of Fighters XIV is available for PS4.

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