Yamazaki revealed as King of Fighters 14's second DLC character, here's his official trailer

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • March 15, 2017 at 1:07 p.m. PDT

The King of Fighters 14's second DLC character has officially been revealed.

Ryuji Yamazaki joins the fray.

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You can check out his official announcement trailer below.

Source: PlayStation. Mentioned by TagAnarchy.

Comments

Miraclechao said on March 15, 2017 at 1:09 p.m.

SHAAAAAAAA!

#1
GamerBear said on March 15, 2017 at 1:11 p.m.

EXCELLENT choice, been a big fan of Ryuji since I first saw him in Fatal Fury 3. :)

#2
sku said on March 15, 2017 at 1:11 p.m.

ikuzo

Ikuzo

IKUZO

#3
Bzerk45 said on March 15, 2017 at 1:12 p.m.

Permanent main now

#4
NyuBomber said on March 15, 2017 at 1:13 p.m.

YEEEESSSSSSSS

#5
Infinity_Venom said on March 15, 2017 at 1:15 p.m.

Vanessa and Shingo next

#6
Blackoshinomi said on March 15, 2017 at 1:15 p.m.

SHAAAAAA YES ! OMG

#7
Dodoria said on March 15, 2017 at 1:16 p.m.

OOOOOOOOOOOMG!!!

#8
Heta said on March 15, 2017 at 1:18 p.m.

SNK YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!

#9
NyuBomber said on March 15, 2017 at 1:19 p.m.

I might just be riding a hype high, but Yama looks like KoF14's best character in terms of aesthetics. EVERYTHING, from his crazed grinning to his tensed neck muscles to white shoes to his spot-on voice to his attack animations (That Yakuza-esque hit-em-with-whatever-is-handy move!) come together so well.

#10
Rahab430 said on March 15, 2017 at 1:20 p.m.

IT'S HAPPENING YOU GUYS

#11
Professor_Icepick said on March 15, 2017 at 1:20 p.m.

Not my pick, but it seems like most people are happy. I like that they take the stages into account for his level 3, that's a pretty cool touch.

I am glad that we've got confirmation that there are in fact 2 more characters less...and far less obvious ones at that.

C'mooooooooooooooooon Shingo

#12
malcrash01 said on March 15, 2017 at 1:20 p.m.

I like him. Seems pretty dope

#13
Nevran said on March 15, 2017 at 1:21 p.m.

Order has been restored, predictable but like WHO CARE WE GOT DA BOY BACK.

#14
Miraclechao said on March 15, 2017 at 1:25 p.m.

The last two, maybe Ash and Rock? Pipe Dreams, I know, but those poses remind me of ones that they would do. Then again, both Ash and Rock have a reason why they can't be here. I'm not saying that the reason completely locks them out, but the reason is pretty sound.

#15
Jayson619 said on March 15, 2017 at 1:26 p.m.

Ugh....

Haven't the producers said they won't bring him back or else KOF will become Fatal Fury?! The next one better not be Blue Mary.

#16
Decimo said on March 15, 2017 at 1:26 p.m.

He looks awesome. His animations look great.

#17
DonnieRizzle said on March 15, 2017 at 1:29 p.m.

My only experience with him was Capcom vs SNK, but I really think he is a cool character.

#18
CLupula said on March 15, 2017 at 1:34 p.m.

Hopefully, the next two are Blue Mary and Vanessa, and we're set.

#19
Xykes said on March 15, 2017 at 1:35 p.m.

His Drill super better have the different enders depending on how much you mash.

I was always about the headbutt variation.

#20
Afterburn said on March 15, 2017 at 1:36 p.m.

I never played Yamazaki, but he is a KOF staple. Glad to see him back.

SNK.... Rock Howard... please....

#21
OhYouDontSayThat said on March 15, 2017 at 1:37 p.m.

So ThugishRugish !!

#22
ProfessorLester said on March 15, 2017 at 1:39 p.m.

wish this was CVS3

#23
FightDirty said on March 15, 2017 at 1:44 p.m.

SNK doing it right! Primo selection.

#24
LuvFG said on March 15, 2017 at 1:45 p.m.

Adon is it u ? T_T

#25
Thesupernintendokid said on March 15, 2017 at 1:45 p.m.

Since this is my fist king of fighters (actually fist SNK game ever) anyone outside of Kof14 I have no idea who they are. Is this guy like a fan favourite?

#26
Honeyman said on March 15, 2017 at 1:45 p.m.

Well the guy most expected is the guy that's being added. Looks as insane as ever.

Question is, who else is going to be added? I've got some preferences but given they've gone 2 for 2 so far I'll be alright with whoever else they choose to add tbh.

#27
JSleeArt said on March 15, 2017 at 1:46 p.m.

I don't even play KOF XIV but I'm here only to listen to his awesome theme.

#28
NotDemented7 said on March 15, 2017 at 1:53 p.m.

Is the Online community still small and does it still lagg ?

#29
AngriestAngryArtist said on March 15, 2017 at 1:54 p.m.

LOL! he grabs different sh*t!!

I always liked playing as Yamazaki. I do hope they put in the classy vest from KOF 97 as an alt :D

#30
kenkazama said on March 15, 2017 at 1:55 p.m.

Give me Ash au revoir

#31
SUPERHUNTA said on March 15, 2017 at 1:57 p.m.

MY HEART

#32
kenkazama said on March 15, 2017 at 1:57 p.m.
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#33
Kenshiro said on March 15, 2017 at 1:57 p.m.

Shut up about Ash already.

This is Yamazaki's moment.

#34
Garu said on March 15, 2017 at 1:58 p.m.

Thanks SNK!!!

#35
ryuhayabusa13 said on March 15, 2017 at 1:58 p.m.

LOL Yamazaki hits you with a Shark! Talking about badass

#36
AngriestAngryArtist said on March 15, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Yeah shut up about Ash, we want Sagat! Er...I mean RUGAL! YEAH!

#37
NyuBomber said on March 15, 2017 at 2:01 p.m.

He's probably up there in terms of popularity due to his psychotic personality, strong general visual design, and iconic hand-in-pocket brawler fighting style, but definitely a significant part of the excitement for his return is that he hasn't been playable since KoF2003.

#38
freshprince said on March 15, 2017 at 2:01 p.m.

Amazing! Doesnt he have a small pocket knife too? Also is he yazuka or no?

#39
VanCityPlayboy said on March 15, 2017 at 2:04 p.m.

I knew the far right side was Yamazaki

#40
VanCityPlayboy said on March 15, 2017 at 2:05 p.m.

I sure as Hell hope Rock Howard will be in there too, 2 down, 2 to go

#41
Thesupernintendokid said on March 15, 2017 at 2:05 p.m.

Those aren't things you see too often in fighting game characters, so I could see why he's so popular, and jeez is that a long time await for him.

#42
Malungfan said on March 15, 2017 at 2:09 p.m.

NICE!@!!!@@!@!@!!@!!

whip is the next character???! awesome!@!!@@!!!

#43
Kenshiro said on March 15, 2017 at 2:12 p.m.

Rugal would make more sense.

#44
AngriestAngryArtist said on March 15, 2017 at 2:14 p.m.

Well let's be honest here it doesn't matter if Ash is dead or out of existence in the story line. Fighting game characters are like cockroaches they just can't die.

#45
RandomSelectMaster said on March 15, 2017 at 2:16 p.m.

Awesome! I still want Oswald since he was so much fun, but Yamazaki is cool too... hope this is a sign CVS3 is coming too.

#46
SpaghettiCop said on March 15, 2017 at 2:19 p.m.

very cool. can anyone comment on the state of the player population for this game? thinking about grabbing it next time it gets a discount.

#47
Decimo said on March 15, 2017 at 2:25 p.m.

Ranked is pretty much dead, but you find a lot of people on free lobbies.

#48
Pachendrix said on March 15, 2017 at 2:31 p.m.

PC release PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! I need Leona/Robert/Geese in my life!!!

#49
Pachendrix said on March 15, 2017 at 2:32 p.m.

Also for the love of God, give us a Last Blade team!!!

#50
Zephyrus said on March 15, 2017 at 2:34 p.m.

he looks so awesome.

#51
NeufCink said on March 15, 2017 at 2:34 p.m.

Great job SNK,
we are waiting the PC release, cast is awesome

#52
Galletano said on March 15, 2017 at 2:37 p.m.

Now some people get to stop being salty, good for them.

#53
xRELLIKx said on March 15, 2017 at 2:39 p.m.

Apparently not anymore =\
Knife will be missed, but Yamazaki arrives ^_^

#54
LupusHound said on March 15, 2017 at 2:45 p.m.

I don't care where he ends up on the tier list. Yamazaki has been automatically tenured in my team.

#55
freshprince said on March 15, 2017 at 2:46 p.m.

Hopefully this trailer is not final version of him so snk can put his knife before launch lol. He feels really incomplete with no knife 😞

#56
kineticelectric said on March 15, 2017 at 2:54 p.m.

Wow, he looks like a powerhouse!! Did anyone notice the different objects he hits you with depending on the stage??

#57
BlackMasamune said on March 15, 2017 at 2:55 p.m.

Sweet revealed less than a week after Whip. At this rate, the other 2 chars. should be known before the end of march.

#58
Dazmund said on March 15, 2017 at 3:01 p.m.

Crep check... WHAT ARE THOSE?

#59
OrochiRion said on March 15, 2017 at 3:08 p.m.

My SNK Main next to Kim Kaphwan is Back! I can FINALLY. properly, play KoF 14 now.
Kim, Yamazaki & Terry/Robert = Back to the lab/online fighting when he comes .

(My only issue is...his moveset & character model looks PERFECT...just his face...poor Ryuji looks like he got hit in the face with a sledgehammer in 3D. lol)

#60
AmyVista said on March 15, 2017 at 3:16 p.m.

Ash Crimson please !

#61
Torrie_De_Goddess said on March 15, 2017 at 3:18 p.m.

?? It's popular in Mexico.

#62
PlasmaWaffle said on March 15, 2017 at 3:23 p.m.

wow he almost looks as good as ken in sfv

#63
LeonX said on March 15, 2017 at 3:26 p.m.

SNK is rocking :D

#64
werewolfgold said on March 15, 2017 at 3:28 p.m.

ITTESHINDEKOI!!!!

#65
ShinAbubakr said on March 15, 2017 at 3:29 p.m.

SNK does not have the budget for that

#66
Ark_8 said on March 15, 2017 at 3:40 p.m.

Yes yes yes yes
Now Vanesa do it Snk do it

#67
Samhain85 said on March 15, 2017 at 3:46 p.m.

I love this game. When they gave it a huge update and face-lift, I went right out and purchased a PS4. This game and SNK's dedication were one of the biggest factors.

#68
Le_Perique said on March 15, 2017 at 4:04 p.m.

I bought this game about 1 month ago and i regret not buying it at release date.
Now i need Yashiro Nanakase! (But it wont happen since Yamazaki is already out) and the other 2 silhouettes are very small.

#69
EnemyAI said on March 15, 2017 at 4:08 p.m.

SNK characters are so good. When's the PC version? I'm getting bored of SF5.

#70
VanCityPlayboy said on March 15, 2017 at 4:14 p.m.

Popular in Vancouver BC Canada

#71
VanCityPlayboy said on March 15, 2017 at 4:19 p.m.

So true about Yamazaki and yes to Rock Howard

#72
spman2099 said on March 15, 2017 at 4:53 p.m.

Totally sick. I had previously said that, while I like Yamazaki, I probably wouldn't buy him, but I think I have changed my mind. Whip was a solid pick, but Yamazaki is on a whole other level.

Still waiting for Vanessa, but I have faith.

#73
Majin_LenOH said on March 15, 2017 at 6:21 p.m.

One of them looks like Vanessa

I hope the other is Shingo or Chris

#74
SlashXanity said on March 15, 2017 at 6:22 p.m.

R.I.P Street fighter ☺

#75
theTENTH said on March 15, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Didn't know Reynald, Romance, Fox and others I forgot where Asians. Did they lie to me????

#76
JoeStarX said on March 15, 2017 at 7 p.m.

....... sigh this thread almost survived someone not leaving a cliche SFV comment smh

#77
JoeStarX said on March 15, 2017 at 7:05 p.m.

Also calling it now the final two characters are going to be Vanessa and Rock or Ash

#78
AveMcree said on March 15, 2017 at 8:02 p.m.

you're just now getting bored of SFV? Haven't played SFV since they released Balrog last year. I really wish SNK would of released this on PC and had it cross play.... Otherwise it will be only 200 people playing on PC..

UMVC3 just dropped last week and the numbers are below 600 on steam. Then again the online matches and input lag are TERRIBLE!

GGXRDR below 300 people playing on steam and the game is great all around :(

BBCP not out yet but will have a niche crowd of 200 people playing lol

Tekken 7 confirmed no crossplay which confirms DEAD AF on PC once released....

No Injustice 2 for PC

MKXL on PC is almost dead

#79
ViewBobTrue said on March 15, 2017 at 8:03 p.m.

This guy has been a fan favorite since his first appearance in Fatal Fury 3. He actually appeared in all of the Real Bout games and a few KoFs ('97, '98, 2002 and 2003)

#80
FREE1UP said on March 15, 2017 at 8:37 p.m.

Isn't this fool supposed to have a knife or something?

#81
mikaidesu said on March 15, 2017 at 8:50 p.m.

Vanilla KOF14 is a better game than SFV is now just fix the online n it will forever be that

#82
JohnKinney said on March 15, 2017 at 9:05 p.m.

It's not CVS3, and it never will be. Thank Christ.

#83
JohnKinney said on March 15, 2017 at 9:08 p.m.

He's always looked better than Ken in general. A heck of a lot more of an interesting character, too.

#84
shakunetsu said on March 15, 2017 at 9:22 p.m.

When's Mr Karate, Ash and Rugal/Adelheid?

#85
kaDozer said on March 16, 2017 at 12:14 a.m.

Awesome.All we need now is the Elisabeth Team from KOF XIII and it`s a done deal.

#86
Serenade said on March 16, 2017 at 12:46 a.m.

About friggin time!
Been waiting for the return of his crazyness for a long time!

Now, if they could add a Kitchen Sink among all the stuff he can beat the opponent with... the game would be complete

#87
docbrown said on March 16, 2017 at 1:12 a.m.

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#88
SKILL said on March 16, 2017 at 2:46 a.m.

And it's laggy as fvck!
I was a heavy supporter of KOF14 but at this state is unplayable online.
Ruyji looks Sick!

#89
J said on March 16, 2017 at 3:43 a.m.

Man, I need this game now.

#90
Abbadon36 said on March 16, 2017 at 5:18 a.m.

that was the obvious one.
whos left, let us see

#91
BumbleBee said on March 16, 2017 at 9:57 a.m.

So, no Guillotine, huh. That feels weird. At least THE DRILL is still intact, otherwise - wonderful trailer !

#92
Jorbu1983 said on March 16, 2017 at 3:36 p.m.

I play online just fine most of the time. And I live in a third world country with only 2mb of internet. SF5 playes well too online.

#93
Jorbu1983 said on March 16, 2017 at 4:28 p.m.

This is one of the hypest teasers I have seen from KOF14. Yamazaki looks awesome. I hate when people say that this game looks like a ps2 game. Makes me wanna go Yamazaki crazy on them.

#94
Crodacus said on March 16, 2017 at 8:38 p.m.

wtf have I just watch? his tongue everywhere on the screen and you people cant wait to main him. lol

joke aside he seems cool. good job.

#95
NM_Flamez said on March 17, 2017 at 5:39 a.m.

Easily the best character SNK have every made =P

#96
jecolandia said on March 17, 2017 at 7:07 a.m.

it was f@cking obvious it was him LOL

KUDARANE.... ¡¡HYAKU-NEN HAYAIN DAYO!!

#97
xShonuffx said on March 17, 2017 at 1:17 p.m.

If they can bring back Takuma, I'd be really happy. I do like Ryo though. I gotta buy this game when I'm done with BotW. Someday.

#98
ninpuncho said on March 17, 2017 at 11:40 p.m.

A VERY GOOD CHARACTER.A GREAT STYLE.

#99
SUPERVERITECH said on March 20, 2017 at 6:04 a.m.

Lol keep dreaming!

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