The King of Fighters XV Reveals New Character Isla With New Trailer; More Gameplay Revealed

During a livestream from Tokyo Game Show, SNK shared more about its upcoming fighting game The King of Fighters XV.

The King of Fighters XV Isla

During a livestream from Tokyo Game Show, SNK shared more about its upcoming fighting game The King of Fighters XV.

We get to see a brand new trailer introducing the new character Isla, voiced by Lynn. She plays the part of Shun’ei’s rival and shares a large part in the story with him.

Lynn is well-known for her parts as Nico in Devil May Cry 5, Io in Code Vein, Azura in Fire Emblem Fates, Mikoto Yoroi in the brand new Muv-Luv Alternative Anime, and many more.

We also hear that The King of Fighters XV uses rollback netcode and we take a look at some of the mechanics of the game.

We learn that the game includes over 300 music with many comings from beloved past games of the series. You can select the music you like and have it play during matches if you so desire.

On top of this, more unannounced new characters are in the pipeline.

Last, but not least, we take a look at a series of exhibition matches among professional players.

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’eiMeitenkunBenimaru NikaidoIori YagamiYashiro NanakaseJoe HigashiKyo Kusanagi, Chizuru KaguraAndy BogardYuri SakazakiTerry BogardKing, Mai ShiranuiShermieChris, the duo Ryo Sakazaki and Robert GarciaLeona HeidernRalf Jones and Clark StillBlue Mary, LuongVanessaRamónKing of DinosaursAthena Asamiya, AntonovAsh Crimson, and Kukri. 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:

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.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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.