During the newest State of Play livestream, Sony Interactive Entertainment and SNK reveled a new character for The King of Fighters XV.
The new character is Dolores, and you can see her in action in the trailer below.
On top of Dolores, we also get to hear about an open beta, which will happen between November 19 and November 20.
The beta will be on PS5 and PS4 with cross-play available. It will include Dolores, Shun’ei, Kyo Kusanagi, Iori Yagami, Chizuru Kagura, Yashiro Nanakase, Shermie, and Chris. Versus and Training modes will be playable offline, while Casual Match and Room Match will be playable online.
If you want to see more of The King of Fighters XV, you can check out the first trailer, the first gallery of screenshots, and the trailers that revealed Shun’ei, Meitenkun, Benimaru Nikaido, Iori Yagami, Yashiro Nanakase, Joe Higashi, Kyo Kusanagi, Chizuru Kagura, Andy Bogard, Yuri Sakazaki, Terry Bogard, King, Mai Shiranui, Shermie, Chris, the duo Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia, Leona Heidern, Ralf Jones and Clark Still, Blue Mary, Luong, Vanessa, Ramón, King of Dinosaurs, Athena Asamiya, Antonov, Ash Crimson, Kukri, Isla, K’, and Heidern. You can also take a look at a glimpse of an anime short directed by anime legend Masami Obari.
Here’s how SNK describes the game officially:
SHATTER ALL EXPECTATIONS!
Transcend beyond your limits with KOF XV!
Since its debut in 1994, the KOF fighting game series has been driving the world to new heights of excitement with its appealing characters and unique game system. Six years have passed since the last title in the series, and now KOF XV surpasses all of its predecessors in terms of graphics, systems, and online experience!
- A total of 39 playable fighters at launch!
Classic popular characters, heroes and villains revived from the dead, new challengers, and more! The most epic dream match in KOF history is about to begin!
- KOF’s story reaches its climax!
The latest KOF Saga continues from the previous title in Story Mode. This time, the story is coming to an explosive climax!
- The culmination of the series’ battle system
Inheriting the series’ traditional 3-on-3 team battle, KOF XV also features the exciting new “SHATTER STRIKE” mechanic. Enjoy an unprecedented sense of speed and hype fighting game action!
- Easy and versatile online play
KOF XV features rollback netcode. There are also a variety of battle options that allow you to choose how you want to play!
- KOF XV is fully packed with content to enjoy
Includes a Gallery with movies and voice samples, and a new DJ STATION with over 300 popular songs from the KOF series and more.
The game will release for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on Feb. 17, 2022.