You're not logged in | Login / Register | News Filter | Submit News

King of Fighters 14 to be released by the end of September in Japan, according to new PlayStation ad

Posted by Cheng Kai 'KarbyP' Sim • April 23, 2016 at 11:36 a.m. PDT • Comments: 29

The release date for King of Fighters 14 is closer than you think.

When SNK first announced that The King of Fighters 14 was under development for the PlayStation 4 at last year's Tokyo Game Show, we were told that the game would be launched sometime in 2016.

Given that the game's visuals did not exactly blow the socks off of fighting game fans' feet -- although it has to be said that the graphics look noticeably better in the newer teaser trailers -- I think it's safe to say that nobody expected KOF14 to come out in the first half of the year.

So, when is it coming out? We don't know the exact date yet, but a new PlayStation online video ad in Japan this week reveals that KOF14 is expected to be released before the end of September.
In the video ad, Japanese rapper Tofubeats (pictured on the right in the banner) and member Moga Mogami (left) perform a funky number that goes over some of the major game releases for the PS4 in Japan in Spring and Summer. One of the 20 titles featured in the video was KoF 14.

The list of 20 games featured made no distinction between Spring or Summer releases. In other words, although SNK and Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia expect KoF 14 to be released sometime before the end of September, it could be as soon as July or August.

KoF 14 coming out in Summer fits perfectly into the PS4's release schedule for fighting games in Japan: Street Fighter 5 in February, Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator in June, KoF 14 in Summer, and BlazBlue: Central Fiction in the Fall.

It's almost as if... somebody went and talked to all of the fighting game makers and very politely asked them to not release their titles all in the same quarter.

With that said, however, the ad should not be seen as a confirmation that KoF 14 will definitely be released in Summer. It's just a tentative release schedule for now -- the final date has not yet been determined.

Interestingly, KoF 14 was not the only title in the list of 20 to not have a firm release date announced.

Bandai Namco Entertainment's Tales of Berseria and Koei Tecmo Games's newest Dynasty Warriors game also only have a vague "sometime in 2016" date. Capcom's Sengoku Basara: Sanada Yukimura-Den is also dated for sometime in September.

The rest of the games in the list are slated to be released from now to September.

Source: PlayStation via KOF Koucha.
Load comments (29)