The KING OF FIGHTERS XIV Pre-Order Edition and Release Details

Monday, April 25th, 2016

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King of Fighters XIV | Steel Case

Atlus U.S.A. has announced via press release that The King of Fighters XIV will be getting a Pre-Order / Day One edition when it releases on August 23rd for the PlayStation 4. This Pre-order / Day One will include a steel case featuring series mainstay Kyo Kusanag. They will also be giving away a classic Kyo costume as DLC for one week after the game releases. You can check out some screen shots of the DLC costume and more below:

They have also released a new overview trailer:

In case you missed it previously here are some of the game’s key features directly from the press release:

3D Evolution: All 50 fighters, movesets and more are rendered in full 3D graphics that preserves the essence of KOF’s visual style but updates it with a whole new dimension.

The Best Refinement since KOF ’98: Through extensive playtesting and balancing, the controls have been streamlined, and the Combo and Max Mode mechanics have been overhauled to create the most competitive fighter in SNK’s history.

The KOF Saga Continues: There’s a robust single-player storyline where several years have passed since the previous KOF tournament. Now a worldwide business, the global KOF will decide who is the strongest as both individuals and companies with their own ambitions have come to compete. Players compete against CPU-controlled opponents to unlock the storyline.

The Best Roster Yet: There are 50 fighters total, with 31 returning from previous entries into the KOF series, and 19 brand new characters. All 50 characters will be available at the game’s launch.

Revamped Online Experience: THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV has devoted a lot of development time to improving the game’s netcode for vastly improved online gameplay. KOF XIV uses the PS4’s online architecture to have a whole host of online conveniences, from spectating to saving replay/battle data, and having a single online KOF XIV profile to connect with friends.

Are you excited for the release of The King of Fighters XIV? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Steve Baltimore

    Trailer will be up in about 20 minutes. My net is crap today, sorry.

  • Mr0303

    That overview was awesome – 50 characters, story mode, different challenges and multiple online modes. I’m very hyped.

    That’s cool and all SNK, but what about Europe?

  • Wolfe

    Aw hell yeah! I’m totally nabbing this.

  • Panpopo

    Can’t go wrong with more King of Fighters, and this looks to be shaping up nicely!