At Gamescom 2021, the release date was announced during the Opening Night Live for The King of Fighters XV.
Koch Media, a leading global publishing partner, and SNK Corporation announced during the Opening Night Live of gamescom 2021 that the fighting game The King of Fighters XV will be released on February 17, 2022 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X | S, Steam and the Epic Games Store will appear.
The King of Fighters XV features 39 characters including classic beloved characters, resurrected fan favorites, and those who will be critical to the events to come. It’s the first time the heroes from each saga have come together, making this a must-see moment in the King of Fighters storyline.
The latest part of the King of Fighters saga ties in with the story mode of the previous title. Heroes from the Orochi, NESTS and Ash sagas have joined The King of Fighters XV, and this time the story is heading for an explosive climax.
The King of Fighters XV offers the classic 3-on-3 team fight system as well as a number of new features such as SHATTER STRIKE, a new mechanic that allows players to counter enemy attacks. There is also an improved MAX mode and MAX mode (Quick) with a rush function that allows you to perform combos by quickly pressing attack buttons.
All of these features, including some reworked and dynamic special moves, make for explosive combat and exciting gameplay for new and seasoned players alike.
The King of Fighters XV has 1 to 2 players locally and 2 to 8 players online. The game offers a wide range of online modes including RANKED MATCH, CASUAL MATCH, ROOM MATCH and ONLINE TRAINING. There is also a new one DRAFT VS-Modus, in which you compete against an opponent and try to catch your favorite character before they can. The rollback netcode was adopted for an optimal online experience.
The gallery doesn’t just contain character voices and The King of Fighters XV-Ingame-Filmsequenzen, but also a special animated short film directed by world-famous animator Masami Obari.
In addition, the new DJ station offers over 300 popular songs from the entire The King of Fighters series and more. It is even possible to choose your personal favorite songs from the track list for the fights.
Pre-orders for the following editions for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Xbox Series X | S begin today:
The King of Fighters XV Standard-Edition
Includes the base game (physical / digital version): € 59.99
The King of Fighters XV Day One-Edition
Contains the base game and the DLC costume for Terry “GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES”, only available in the physical version: € 59.99
The King of Fighters XV Deluxe Edition (digital)
Contains 3 days of Early Access for the base game, plus the KOF XV Team Pass 1 (contains Team 1 & 2 DLC with 3 characters each, a total of 6 characters), the exclusive Leona “CLASSIC LEONA” DLC costume, and the DLC for those who pre-order the game -Costume for Terry “GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES” (Digital Ver): € 84.99.
Available digital content:
KOF XV Team Pass 1
KOF XV DLC characters “Team 1” + “Team 2” （6 DLC characters） ／29.99 €
KOF XV DLC characters “Team 1” 3 DLC characters （1 team） ／ € 15.99
KOF XV DLC characters “Team 2” 3 DLC characters （1 team） ／ € 15.99