The King of Fighters XV release date announced during Opening Night Live

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Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition will release on February 17th, 2022 for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, and Xbox Series X|S

SYDNEY/OSAKA August 26th, 2021 – Today during the Opening Night Live of gamescom 2021, Koch Media, a leading global publishing partner and SNK CORPORATION announced that the fighting game The King of Fighters XV will be launching on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Steam, and the Epic Games Store on February 17th, 2022.

Watch the new trailer here:

The King of Fighters XV features 39 characters, including classic popular characters, resurrected fan favourites, and those crucial to the unfolding events. This is the first time the heroes from each Saga have come together, making this an unmissable moment in the King of Fighters storyline. 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 The King of Fighters XV, and this time, the story is coming to an explosive climax.

The King of Fighters XV features the classic 3v3 team battle system, as well as a number of new features, such as SHATTER STRIKE, a new mechanic that enables players to counter enemy attacks. Additionally, players will experience an improved MAX Mode, as well as MAX Mode (Quick), with a rush function that will allow for combos to be carried out by rapidly pressing attack buttons. All these features, including some revamped and vibrant special moves, will ensure some explosive fights and exciting gameplay for new and veteran players alike.

The King of Fighters XV will support 1-2 players local as well as 2-8 players online play. The game features a wide variety of online modes, including RANKED MATCH, CASUAL MATCH, ROOM MATCH, and ONLINE TRAINING. There’s also a new DRAFT VS mode, which pits you against an opponent as you try to nab your favourite character before they can. Rollback netcode has been adopted for the best online experience.

The gallery features will include not only character voices and The King of Fighters 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 the entire The King of Fighters series. Players will even be able to customise their fights to have their favourite tracks playing in the background. 

Pre-orders begin today on the following editions on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, and Xbox Series X|S:

The King of Fighters XV Standard Edition
Contains the base game (Physical/Digital Version): AUD $89.95

The King of Fighters XV Day One Edition

Contains the base game, the exclusive Leona “Classic Leona” DLC Costume, and for those who pre-purchase the game and the DLC Constume for Terry “Garou: Mark of the Wolves”, only available Physically: AUD $89.95

The King of Fighters XV Deluxe Edition (Digital)

Contains the base game, plus the KOF XV Team Pass 1  (Includes Team 1 & 2 DLC that includes 3 characters each, 6 characters in total), the exclusive Leona “Classic Leona” DLC Costume, and for those who pre-purchase the game the DLC Costume for Terry “Garou: Mark of the Wolves” (Digital Version)

Digital content available:

KOF XV Team Pass 1

KOF XV DLC Characters “Team 1″ +”Team 2” (6 DLC characters)

KOF XV DLC Characters “Team 1” 3 DLC characters(1 Team)

KOF XV DLC Characters “Team 2” 3 DLC characters(1 Team)



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 Prime Matter, 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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