The King of Fighters XI/EX Kyo Kusanagi
EX Kyo/NESTS Kyo appears as a bonus character in the PS2 & PS3/PSN version in KOF XI. His moveset/appearance is based off of Neo Geo Battle Coliseum.
Differences between Normal Kyo & EX Kyo
- Normal Kyo is able to do Yami Barai, Kamikura, And Hikigane during Aragami/Dokugami, where EX Kyo cannot
- EX Kyo is able to do Mu-Shiki, R.E.D Kick in the air, & Hikigane standalone, where Normal Kyo cannot
- (Although both of them can still do the ground version)
- Normal Kyo has special intros against Iori & Ash, where EX Kyo doesn't
- One of Normal Kyo's j.D attacks is used as EX Kyo's j.E animation, meaning they have different j.E attacks
- Normal Kyo & EX Kyo have some different voice clips from each other (though they also do share a fair bit of them)
- EX Kyo has a special variant of Dokugami that lets him combo Aragami into it
- Normal Kyo can use some of his command normals as finishers to his Aragami chains
Tiger Slayer - Near opponent, press back or forward + C or D
100 Shiki: Oniyaki - DP + A or C(SC)
Kyo's basic anti air maneuver. The Oniyaki is only affective against jump attacks during it's later frames of attack. This requires you to initiate the Oniyaki very early in reaction to a jump. As a side note, this attack can be super canceled into Kyo's 182 Shiki. This is unfortunately only useful for corner juggles starting off of the 75 Shiki Kai maneuver.
R.E.D. Kick - RDP + B or D
Kyo leaps forward with an arcing drop kick. Although it's fast enough to punish anticipated ground attacks and projectiles, the R.E.D. Kick hasn't been safe when blocked for a quite a few years now. Although most characters have trouble punishing it consistently, characters with fast super attacks (Like Gato), have no trouble dealing damage to anyone thinking it's a good idea to do this move. In most cases there's simply no reason to use this move over a low jump, which is safe, an overhead, leads to huge combos, and almost as fast.
Air R.E.D. Kick - QCB + B or D (in air only)
Kyo dives towards the ground doing the R.E.D Kick animation.
Neither the ground or air versions hit overhead in this game, unlike in KOF 98.
114 Shiki: Aragami - qcf + A (SC)
Aragami 2nd Attack - 128 Shiki Kono Kizu: QCF + A
Kono Kizu Follow Up - 127 Shiki Yano Sabi: P
Kono Kizu Follow Up - 125 Shiki Nana Se: K
Aragami 2nd Attack - 127 Shiki Yano Sabi: HCB + P
Yano Sabi Follow Up - Ge Shiki: Migiri Ugachi: P
Yano Sabi Follow Up - 125 Shiki Nana Se: K
The Aragami is the opening attack to a combination of follow up attacks. The Aragami itself has a small window of Auto Guard just before the strike. Although not incredibly useful, the auto guard can be helpful for beating anticipated counter attacks at semi close range. If close enough, the QCF + P--> K follow up will combo after the first initial hit, scoring you a knock down.
212 Shiki Hikigane: HCB + K
Hikigane is the KOF 2000 onward versionm & can be used on it's own, unlike with Normal Kyo.
The heavy version and still dodges high attacks, while the light version can hop over low attacks. I believe it also still launches opponents into the air.
115 Shiki: Dokugami, 401 Shiki: Tsumi Yomi, 402 Shiki: Batsu Yomi, 100 Shiki: Oniyaki
QCF + C, HCB + C, f + C, DP + C
Kyo lunges forward with a series of punches. With the ability to combo this attack off of hard attacks and Kyo's df + D, the Dokugami should be used strictly for combos.
75 Shiki Kai
QCF + K, K
Kyo leaps into the air with a 2 hit kick. This attack puts your opponent into a jugglable state after it connects, making it highly useful for damaging combos when you get an opening.
Super Desperation Moves
Orochinagi - QCB,HCF + A/C: Same as normal Kyo's.
182 Shiki - QCFx2 + A/C: Also same as normal Kyo's.
Leader Desperation Moves
Mu Shiki - QCF x 2 + E: Only does the fire pillar & the 4 fire punches from the normal DM version from KOF 97/98, unlike in KOF 2003.
However, unlike KOF 2003, Kyo has a special install super that he can activate by using his special taunt (only after the move hits successfully) that allows him to cancel specials into each other, similar to Max Mode in KOF 2002.