To celebrate the launch of KOF98ol, the production team decided to take a tour to visit SNK Osaka Headquarters. They had a chance to sit down and briefly chat with the KOF XIV director Yasuyuki Oda. Head over to Orochinagi for a translation of the full interview. Though Oda did not reveal much in this brief interview, it is the first time we learned that Oda will be the director of KOF XIV.
According to the Moby games database, Oda spent his career at Dimps working on Capcom’s SF4 series. He started out as a battle designer for SF4, then as a game designer for SSF4 and SFxT, and also served as director of SF4:AE. Before joining Dimps, Oda was a former SNK employee from 1993-2000. He returned to SNK Playmore in February, 2014 according to Kof Koucha.
Given his long history with the SF4 series, there will be a good chance that we might see some of the SF4 influences in KOF XIV. Let us know in the comments what you think of this.
Sony revealed that KOF XIV is among the list of games playable at PlayStation Experience in a recent blog post. PlayStation Experience will be held December 5-6 at the Moscone West in San Fransisco, CA. Capcom Cup finals are also set to be held during the PlaySation Experience event. You can get your tickets here.
King of Fighters XIV was announced yesterday at the Sony Game Conference! How do you feel about the trailer? What things you would like to see in KOFXIV? Which characters, story, gameplay system, modes, features etc? Also, we will talk about the busy KOF tournament weekend: The Fall Classic, Lonestar Admonition Invitation, Scrub Madness and the KOF98UMFE Steam Battle!
The King of Fighters XIV was officially announced at the SCE Japan press conference just before the opening of Tokyo Game Show. Just as predicted, the game will be in 3D. The tagline for the new title is “Burn to Fight.” KOF XIV is coming to PS4 in 2016. Check out the trailer below and the official website: