If you missed the early morning stream, GatoRay uploaded and recorded an archive for us to view! It features high level KOF player Kyabetsu and other guests experimenting around with characters (the 24 character build) for almost 75% of the video – a full match comes in around the 40 minute mark!
The KOF98 themed mobile game “The King of Fighters 98 ultimate match online” is officially launching in Japan this summer. There will be a KOFXIV collaboration event to go with it. KOF98 online is currently available on smartphones in China, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. It has met with great success, often ranking near the top of app store rankings, and has been pulling in millions of dollars every month in in-app purchases.
During the KOF XIV event at the e-Sports square in Akihabara, SNK Playmore officially revealed the list of 50 characters in the game. The list confirms the authenticity of the leaked list that has been surfacing around the internet.
The main character is revealed to be シュンエイ (Shun’ei), who is Tung’s last disciple.
The new South American team will be made up of Bandieras, Nelson, and Zarina. Ramon, Nakoruru, Love Heart, Alice, Yuri are joining the cast. Xanadu will be joining Chang and Choi on the Criminal Team. Geese’s team will have a new character named Hein. Kim’s master Gang-Il will be joing team Korea.
Finally, there will be a Classic Kyo DLC costume, KOF XIV premium art book, and KOF XIV arcade stick to accompany the launch of KOFXIV.
According to a very short post on Dengeki Online, KOF XIV will release on August 25th in Japan! This is an exciting news for us, as the release date is only 4 months from now. There are no words as to when the game will be released internationally, however. Keep an eye out from Atlus for more information, who is publishing the game in the USA.
Separately, during the offical KOF XIV demo event, some new characters are leaked from the “official KOF drink” handed out to participants. Nakoruru, Ramon, and two new characters are seen on the drink.