The King of Fighters XIV to Debut August 23 on PS4

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The King of Fighters XIV to Debut August 23 on PS4

Ladies and gentlemen, 50 fighters are ready to meet in The King of Fighters XIV, coming August 23 on PS4!

While preserving the classic 2D gameplay and three-on-three team battles that made the King of Fighters series popular, The King of Fighters XIV brings a fresh change to the series with full 3D visuals. It also includes a wide variety of multiplayer and online features for the best King of Fighters experience yet!

The King of Fighters XIV marks the first chapter in a brand new saga, so you’d better come prepared.

Here’s a little backstory…

KOF has become a major business, generating huge profits and numerous spin-off tournaments worldwide. However, this led to a lowering of the overall quality, and voices began to rise across the globe demanding the formation of one unique, worldwide KOF competition.

One day, a billionaire claiming to be the “first champion” bought out all of the rights for the KOF Tournament. His name: Antonov. The announcement of a new KOF Tournament by the self-proclaimed champion created unprecedented enthusiasm around the world. From there, this excitement reached many of the classic participants of the legendary tournament directly in the form of an official invitation…

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Here’s a quick look at what else is in store for players in The King of Fighters XIV:

  • 50 Fighters — King of Fighters returns with a gorgeous roster of 50 characters. Besides the returning fan favorites, numerous new combatants join the roster.
  • Nakoruru, one of the heroines from the Samurai Shodown series, joins the fight along with her fellow hawk companion Mamahaha!
  • Shun’ei is a new character who will play an important role in the game’s story.
  • Plus, numerous emblematic and original characters prepare to duke it out in the KOF tournament!

3-on-3 Team Battle
The series’ traditional three-on-three Team Battle system is back in The King of Fighters XIV, so that 50 character roster is gonna come in very handy when picking out your best team.

The King of Fighters XIV, PS4

Climax Cancel
The trademark mechanic that defines the KOF Series has deeply evolved. In The King of Fighters XIV it allows the player to strike Super Special Moves up to three times, leading to the ultimate sequential combo and devastating damage!

New Max Mode
The KOF Series’ Max Mode returns with significant improvements! Activation of Max Mode gives you access to EX Special Moves for new combos.

Rush
The newly introduced Rush feature allows players to perform combos by mashing the Square button.

Game Modes
The King of Fighters XIV features a large variety of game modes such as a Story Mode, a VS Mode, and a Gallery Mode for the best KOF experience.

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Party Battle
Have a group of friends online? Compete in a three-on-three Team Battles via online between teams of players!

Online Training
Newcomers and veterans alike can learn how to become stronger with master players via the Online Training feature! Find a senpai who will tutor you to greatness!

Online Communication
The King of Fighters XIV will make full use of the PS4 online functionality in order to widen players’ communication and communities.

But on to the best part…

For the Americas, we’ll have a special Pre-order/Day One edition!

The King of Fighters XIV, PS4

First, physical copies of the game are going to arrive in a collectible SteelBook case, with series mainstay Kyo on the cover!

But we’re not stopping there (Maybe you’re not understanding the tagline “Burn to Fight!”) because Atlus U.S.A. is also making the Classic Kyo DLC costume free for the week following launch as a download on PlayStation Store!

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  • pls port kof xiii to vita

  • When will the PS2 King of Fighters release?

  • The Geese is leese.

  • So glad that there is an offical release date. I was getting tired of those character reveals. Well I will go preorder this for that sweet steelbook. Any chance that there will be a soundtrack release?

  • I would love to see the early stages improved upon further, especially the Aquarium stage. Placing a preorder as soon as it’s open.

  • “The newly introduced Rush feature allows players to perform combos by mashing the Square button.” I hope this is like the ‘Stylish’ playstyle in ASW’s fighters, and you can’t access the character’s full moveset like this. I understand the need to make this game accessible to everyone, but I also don’t want the hardwork and dedication others are willing to put into the game to end up being a waste of time because you can just do any/most combos with this new ‘Rush’ feature.

  • Day 1. Steel book looks great too.

  • No mention of this but I assume it’ll be available digitally, right?

  • already looks better then what the **** capcom put out

  • That huge roster is pretty enticing. Does this game support local play for 4 people? Either 2 vs 2 in a tag mode, or 3 perhaps local co-operating vs. 3 opponents online?

  • 10:17am PST still not available at amazon.

  • Happy to see you guys bring over this game thank you.

  • Looks great. Has Yuri been confirmed yet? :(

  • Curious about rush mode seems to make it a bit too easy, but online training seems awesome. Does that have to be live or can the “Senpai” record a series of combos, listing buttons, for the student to pass without their presence

  • So you guys really plan to release the game without fixing Kyo’s hair?….what a shame.
    And damn you guys brought Nakoruru from Samurai Shodown?…wow why haven’t you brought Mina?…we need some Mina Majikina love in KoF XIV.
    BTW I’m really happy to see Mai there although I knew you guys wouldn’t leaver her out,damn a lot of characters there that I don’t know…some look pretty cool already,nice job SNK game’s looking great.
    Looking forward to play the game and I hope this one delivers the same greatness of Maximum Impact.

  • So you’re saying that Samurai Showdown takes place in 1993? Well that makes sense where Her other partners?

  • This looks real good but what is surprising is the lack of comments on the blog for this. You can’t blame Sony if they game is not supported because a game is only as good as the community that supports it.

  • spelling error,This looks real good but what is surprising is the lack of comments on the blog for this. You can’t blame Sony if the game is not supported because a game is only as good as the community that supports it.

  • SNK is love, SNK is life

  • “KOF has become a major business, generating huge profits and numerous spin-off tournaments worldwide. However, this led to a lowering of the overall quality, and voices began to rise across the globe demanding the formation of one unique, worldwide KOF competition.”

    Xuan Dou Zhi Wang, pls respond.

    • You mean King of Combat? The game Tencent makes for China – born, and modified, from the work they were doing for the eventually cancelled “King of Fighters World” – because PC is the dominant games platform in that region, and consoles were banned for years until 2013 when the XBone and PS4 made their way there? The one that SNK’s cool with, since they allow Tencent to use Terry Bogard and Benimaru? What about it?

  • Any chance of a King of Fighters XIV themed arcade stick? Or even a faceplate for the madcatz sticks? Would love to own one of these!

  • Must Pre-ORDER!!

    I’m such a fan of ATLUS becoming KOF’s publisher. After XII and XIII, you guys are sticking with it and that rules! Props to SNK – this game literally looks better every time they show it. KOF’s art style and character designs are leagues better than Street Fighter’s bulbous, horribly stylized monstrosities. The lighting is looking great, the character models are dope, the backgrounds are vibrant and full of life, and the animations are on-point! Super fast and responsive just like the 2D titles. Nabbing SFIV’s Yasuyuki Oda definitely helped you guys nail the 2D games’ feeling with 3D graphics. Even if technically, this isn’t mind-blowing, the game looks slick.

    I can’t stand SFV; even if it launched in great shape, Capcom clearly repeated the mistakes they did 15 years earlier with SF3 of running a previous entry into the ground, making the series irrelevant, then trying to launch a new chapter with a bunch of loser characters no one cares about. Luckily, 2016 also has Killer Instinct Win10, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator and this – the literal King of Fighters! Capcom tried to tank it, but 2016 will be a huge year for fighting games regardless! I’m so pumped to play this!

  • Pre order Soundtrack please

  • After the colossal disappointment which was Street Fighter 5 by Crapcom, this looks amazing and fully fleshed out. Way to go SNK!

  • Dear atlas,

    We, the Double Dragon fans, want “Double Dragon Advance” on PS4

    • What? This guy knows his stuff. Although I doubt Atlus has the rights for it, but if they or Sony can do something about it, then that would be super awesome.

      There is also the iphone game, which I haven’t tried, but seemed interesting.

    • Atlus doesn’t own Double Dragon.

      Arc System Works is the rights owner to that series now, and they only recently acquired it from it’s previous owners, Million (along with the Kunio Kun series. Y’know, “Crash n’ da Boyz: Street Challenge” or “River City Ransom”?)

      ArcSys hasn’t even started looking at their Double Dragon stuff, tbh. They’re not taking down games like DD Neon, but they’re focused more on resurrecting Kunio Kun first. They are letting Natsume publish “River City: Tokyo Rumble” on the 3DS this summer, and “River City Ransom: UNDERGROUND” – which looks freakin’ fantastic, I have to add – is also coming later this year for PC. If you’re a fan of Double Dragon, you should definitely be watching ArcSys’ new Kunio Kun stuff first.

      I’m sure they’ll sort out Double Dragon after that.

  • I hope they will launch the game in south Africa,we love king of fighters here…my ps4 is gathering dust….please bring back a new metal slug for the ps4

  • Pre-ordering this right away! So excited for this game!

  • please bring kof xiv for ps vita system, do not forget us, we’d love to have this game in our pockets, consider this option,
    thanks.

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