The King of Fighters XV Introduces Joe Higashi in New Gameplay Trailer

SNK released new gameplay from their much-anticipated fighter The King of Fighters XV, coming in later in 2021.

The trailer highlights Joe Higashi who has also appeared in Fatal Fury entries. Joe utilizes a Muay Thai style in fights, which allows him to punch at high speeds. He can also hone his chi energy to unleash powerful punches as he builds up to unleash a Tiger Kick or Screw Upper.

More news about The King of Fighters XV will be released at a later date. Still, the game utilizes cell-shaded character designs, which resemble the developer’s previous Samurai Shodown entry.

The colorful graphics allow the team to be a bit more playful with the roster and telegraph movesets easier, which is needed for such a technical fighting game such as this. The game will feature a main campaign revolve around Shun’ei and how he acquired his mysterious powers at a young age. The game will also have a story for other characters on the roster.

In case you missed it, check out Shun’eiMeitenku, Iori, and Benimaru’s gameplay trailers.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the release of The King of Fighters XV. For now, enjoy the short trailer showing off Joe’s moveset and abilities below:

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