SNK has announced that King of Fighters XIV will get its PC release on Steam, June 15th, 2017. It will come in two different editions: one roughly the same as the original release including Kyo and Geese costumes and also a Deluxe edition with all costumes, all DLC characters, a digital artbook and soundtrack.
Update: both versions currently have a 20% off pre-order bonus and provide access to a Beta pre-launch.
Be sure to watch the trailer for the pre-orders as it is hilariously produced by the SNK Shopping Channel:
In the run up to King of Fightrers XIV being updated to 2.0 and having the four DLC characters added today April 5th, SNK has released official patch notes for all subsystems and character balance adjustments. You can find the full changelog here. There will be a lot to explore once 2.0 drops so get a head start so you can best explore what has changed for your characters.
After a few months of pooling through the data, Fatacon and I have finished our analysis of all the data collected during the #KOFSurvey. It took as a while. However, with the brand new changes just a few days away, we wanted to publish this asap. Special thanks to all the collaborators who helped with translating, sharing, and giving so much advice. A very special thanks to KPB|Zidiane who acted as the editor for the final product. Please note: This goes over the English survey data and uses figures from them. We may make a comparison analysis at a later date.
#KOFSurvey was a community initiative started on October 6th, 2016 and ended formally in January 2017. Users entered in information on their general experience with “The King of Fighters XIV” at that time as well as what they would need to watch, learn, and play more KOF. We successfully gathered more than 4,000 unique entries spanning over 7 different languages such as Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and even Turkish!
#KOFSurvey Analysis Article
For the tl;dr – Our whole community has to step up and work together. We have so many communities spanning over the entire globe; we can accomplish so much when we’re all on the same page. My next goal is to make that collaborative.
The 4th and final DLC character has been announced for King of Fighters XIV, it is Geese’s son Rock Howard! He debuted in Garou: Mark of the Wolves back in 1999 and is finally set to cross over into the King of Fighters series proper. Producer Yasuyuki Oda has said many times that he’d like to revisit Garou as a series, perhaps this is his first step toward that. Check out the trailer:
Now that all the DLC characters are announced who are you looking forward to the most? Who will be the nightmare to fight against?