SNK released new gameplay from their much-anticipated fighter The King of Fighters XV, coming in later in 2021.
The trailer highlights the game’s main protagonist Shun’ei who utilizes a telekinetic fighting style to control fists of energy, mixed with Hakkyouseiken from Tung Fu Rue’s teachings. His powers include Hydrokinesis, a water skill on his right side, and Pyrokinesis, a fire skill on his left. The trailer showcases his moveset and teases players of upcoming combos that he’ll be able to execute in the final game.
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.
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 Shun’ei’s moveset and abilities below:
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