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Team Japan takes to the ring in King of Fighters XIV

Kyo and crew sharpen their skills in this new trailer for SNK’s King of Fighters XIV.

Brings back a lot of memories of the ’98 KoF; Kyo was always on my team. That’s one of the coolest things about KoF as a series, yes you can use the pre-booked teams to battle your way through the game, but you can also mix and match any of the 50 combatants to make your own custom, A+, all-star team.

Yep, 50 characters in this new edition of KoF, including a whopping 19 brand new ones. So there should be a little something for every preference- with plenty of new and old favorites alike. And aside from that and the new graphics, this version of the long-running fighting game series is being touted as one of the biggest steps forward for the franchise yet.

You’ll find the controls have been streamlined, and a reworked Combo and Max Mode also included for this round. All of this was done with an eye towards competition, through massive amounts of play-testing and balancing, according to SNK. So if you’re going to go out and grab a King of Fighters game, then you might want to wait a bit and make it this one.

King of Fighters XIV is almost ready to go, and will arrive on the PS4 this August the 23rd. Oh, and if you’re a big Kyo fan, you might want to pre-order a copy. You’ll assure yourself a swanky steelbook case, which are only available in the first run of launch copies. But wait, there’s more!

You don’t have to pre-order for this next bonus, but you’ll want to buy in early, as everybody who owns a copy of the game will get the Classic Kyo costume DLC free of charge for the week following launch.

Basically, if you’re a Kyo fan, then you want to get the game when it’s released.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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