Following the reveal of Chizuru Kagura during the weekend, The King of Fighters XV revealed more information about the Team Sacred Treasures.
Some may have wondered how long-time rivals Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami ended up in the same team for this installment together with Chizuru, and the press released that followed the release today offers more insight.
This is included within the new official descriptions of the three characters as previous press release included descriptions from The King of Fighters XV. Apparently, Chizuru herself convinced Kyo and Yori to team up.
Chizuru Kagura is a descendant of the Yata clan, one of three powerful clans entrusted with the Sacred Treasures capable of sealing away “Gaia’s Will”, otherwise known as Orochi. Her fighting style resembles traditional Japanese dancing, while her access to the Kagura Style of Ancient Martial Arts allows her to seal away her opponent’s abilities.
She convinces heirs of the other two clans, Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami, to once again join forces and enter the latest KOF in the hopes of revealing the powers behind the appearance of the being known as Verse and the weakening of the seal on Orochi.
Kyo Kusanagi is the heir to the Kusanagi clan and successor of the Kusanagi Style of Ancient Martial Arts. The Kusanagi clan is one of three entrusted with a Sacred Treasure, and thus a cleansing flame resides within Kyo’s very own blood.
Though his biggest rival is Iori Yagami, they are both left with little option but to put aside their differences and team up once again for this latest KOF to hopefully prevent Orochi from resurrecting.
The Yagami clan is one of three ancient clans entrusted with a Sacred Treasure. As a descendent of this clan, Iori has access to abilities that allow him to tear apart his foes, and powerful amethyst flames granted by his knowledge of the Yagami Style of Ancient Martial Arts.
His ancestors signed a blood-pact with Orochi 660 years ago, sparking a feud with the Kusanagi clan. Despite this, he decides to uphold his duties as a member of the original sacred clans and joins KOF.
The King of Fighters XV is slated for release in 2021, but we don’t yet know which platforms it will support.
If you want to see more, you can check out the first trailer, the first gallery of screenshots, and the trailers that revealed Shun’ei, Meitenkun, Benimaru Nikaido, Iori Yagami, Joe Higashi, Kyo Kusanagi, and Chizuru Kagura.
The game is currently available for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC via Epic Games Store, and Google Stadia.