The King of Fighters XIV will launch for PlayStation 4 on August 23 in the Americas and August 25 in Japan for 7,200 yen (plus tax), developer SNK Playmore announced.
Pre-orders and day one copies of the game include an exclusive SteelBook. For the first week following launch, the “Classic Kyo” costume for Kyo Kusanagi, his costume from The King of Fighters Orochi saga (The King of Fighters ’94 – The King of Fighters ’98), will be available as a free download. In Japan, first-print copies of the retail version will also include a premium art book.
Here’s a list of the game’s features, via its official website:
■ Brand New! The King of Fighters Evolves to the Next Generation…
The King of Fighters series has enjoyed huge success across the globe since its birth in 1994.
The latest installment and true successor to the main (numbered) series, has finally been revealed! Game visuals have evolved into 3D graphics, however The King of Fighters XIV keeps the classic 2D gameplay and “3-on-3 Team Battle” game system. Furthermore, various new multiplayer online modes such as “Party Battle” are featured!
50 Playable Characters
5o playable characters get ready to and burn to fight!
A Brand New King of Fighters Saga!
The King of Fighters series’ storyline has been continuing over the Orochi, Nests, and Ash story arcs. The King of Fighters‘ rich story has NOT finished, and returns in a brand new exciting arc with The King of Fighters XIV!
The King of Fighters’s traditional game system is back!
Select your favorite 3 fighters from the game’s gorgeous character roster, and fight to victory via The King of Fighters‘s traditional and most praised “3-on-3 Team Battle” game system!
The combination system has evolved in The King of Fighters 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!
The King of Fighters series’ emblematic MAX Mode returns in The King of Fighters 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!
The King of Fighters XIV features a large variety of game modes such as Story Mode, VS Mode, and a Gallery Mode for the best King of Fighters 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 PlayStation Network!
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!
The King of Fighters 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!
Find a list of the game’s 50 fighters here.
Watch a new set of trailers below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.
“Classic Kyo” Costume
Thanks, Dengeki Online.