King of Fighters XV Shingo Yabuki

The King of Fighters XV Season 2 Coming in January 2023 With Shingo Yabuki DLC

Shingo Yabuki has been confirmed as the first DLC character for second KOF15 season.

Today SNK announced new details about the new DLC season coming to its popular fighting game The King of Fighters XV.

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We learn that the season (which was originally revealed at EVO in August) will launch in January, albeit no specific release date has been announced just yet.

The first DLC will include Shingo Yabuki. At the moment, we don’t know for sure if he’ll be on his own, but it’s worth mentioning that he indeed debuted as a single non-affiliated character in The King of Fighters ’97, so it shouldn’t be surprising if the same happens now. That being said, he’s been part of a couple of different teams in following entries of the series.

We already know that he’ll be followed by Kim Kaphwan, while today we learn that all of the existing characters will be tweaked for balance when the season launches. On top of that, more DLC characters will come down the line. The trailer shows 5 silhouettes, so it’s very possible that’s the number of fighters that will be added on top of Shingo and Kaphwan.

The spring will also see an open beta for the new crossplay feature, which will see players able to play together across all platforms including PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, both in its Steam and Epic Games Store incarnations.

You can take a look at the trailer below, while we wait for more information about the other game SNK is currently working on, which was also announced at EVO, a brand new Fatal Fury.


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Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.