THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV RELEASES TODAY

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THE CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT OF THE FIGHTING GAME GENRE RETURNS ON ALL PLATFORMS

Sydney, Australia – February 17th, 2022 – SNK Corporation and Koch Media are excited to announce that the fighting game phenomenon THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV (KOF XV) releases today on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV features 39 characters in total, including classic popular characters and resurrected fan favourites. In addition to the classic 3-on-3 team battle system, the game introduces the SHATTER STRIKE, a new mechanic that enables players to counter enemy attacks. Additionally, players can experience an improved MAX Mode, as well as MAX Mode (Quick). The RUSH function allows for combos to be carried out all by rapidly pressing attack buttons. All these features, including revamped and vibrant special moves, will ensure fights in this game feel more explosive than ever.

Since its debut in 1994, the KOF fighting game series has been driving the world to excitement with its impressive characters and unique game system. Six years have passed since the last title in the series, and now THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV has challenged all of its predecessors, with jaw-dropping graphics, systems and an improved online experience.

The latest instalment in the King of Fighters saga continues from the previous title’s Story Mode. Heroes from the Orochi, NESTS, and Ash Sagas have all joined KOF XV, and this time, the story is coming to an explosive climax.

KOF XV features the classic 3 on 3 team battle system. New to the series is SHATTER STRIKE, a new mechanic that enables players to counter enemy attacks. Additionally, players can experience an improved MAX Mode, as well as MAX Mode (Quick). The RUSH function allows for combos to be carried out all by rapidly pressing attack buttons. All these features, including revamped and vibrant special moves, will ensure fights in this game feel more explosive than ever. Strap in, as KOF XV features a battle system bursting with speed and excitement unlike any other.

Rollback netcode has been adopted to reduce lag in online matches, allowing for smoother online play. THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV features a wide variety of online features including RANKED MATCH, CASUAL MATCH, ROOM MATCH, and ONLINE TRAINING. There’s also the new DRAFT VS mode, which pits you against an opponent as you try to nab your favourite character before they can. KOF XV features crossplay on Sony consoles so PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 owners can join explosive online matches against each other.

Gallery features not only character voices and KOF XV in-game cinematics, but also a special animated short directed by world-renowned artist Masami Obari. Additionally, the new DJ STATION features over 300 popular songs from throughout the entire KOF series. Players can even customise their fights to have their favourite tracks play in the background. 

Product Details:

Title:   THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV

Platform: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Windows 10, Steam, Epic Store
Genre:
Versus Fighting
Developer:
SNK Corporation
Players: 1-2 local / 2-8 Network
Co-Publisher: Koch Media
Release Date: 17 February 2022
Website: https://www.snk-corp.co.jp/us/games/kof-xv

About SNK

Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, SNK develop, publish, and distribute interactive entertainment software on a global scale. Known for such franchises as THE KING OF FIGHTERS, METAL SLUG, and SAMURAI SHODOWN, SNK continues to focus on their rich console game and arcade history.

About Koch Media 

The Koch Media Group is a global developer, publisher and distributor of video games, VR games, gaming hardware and merchandise.  

The group’s publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading global publishing partner. The Koch Media Group runs a multi-label strategy with fully owned publishing units such as Deep Silver, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt, publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels. 

Additionally, as global publishing partner Koch Media has formed long-term multi-national publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, CI Games, Giants Software, Kalypso, Koei Tecmo, Konami, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, Tripwire, Warner Bros, and many others.

With its parent company in Höfen, Austria, and the Publishing HQ in Munich, Germany, Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong. 

The Koch Media Group owns ten game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic), Milestone (Milan / Italy), Voxler (Paris / France) , Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów  / Poland), Free Radical Design (Nottingham / UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam /The Netherlands), DigixArt (Montpellier, France).Additionally, the Koch Media Group collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.

Part of the Koch Media Group is also Koch Films, a leading European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor. The Koch Media Group also owns Gaya Entertainment, a leading video game merchandise company in Munich, Germany, and the Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, Czech Republic.  

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