Blue Mary joins King of Fighters 14

Official gameplay trailer released

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • April 5, 2018 at 7:08 a.m. PDT

Blue Mary is officially joining the King of Fighters 14 roster.

SNK and Atlus have released here official gameplay trailer this morning. We are given a glimpse at what the fan-favorite fight can do in the latest installment in the series.

Mary is a veteran of both the KOF series and Fatal Fury. She was originally a part of the Fatal Fury 3 roster, and went on to join King of Fighters '97 two years later due to her high popularity.

In a new entry of the PlayStation Blog, King of Fighters producer Yasuyuki Oda notes that Mary was one of the most highly requested characters for KOF14 by fans.

KOF14's latest DLC character is a Sambo specialist, utilizing various grappling moves to put a hurt on opponents.

Blue Mary is set for release on April 12th. King of Fighters 14's other DLC characters: Oswald, Heidern, and Najd, will also become available on this date, as well as the 3.00 update.

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Oda recalls creating Mary and the complexity of animating her intricate grappling moves back when 2D sprites were being used. When designing her for Fatal Fury 3, several of the developers were unfamiliar with Sambo, which ultimately led to producer Youichiro Soeda using Oda as a training dummy to demonstrate the moves they had in mind to to others.

With King of Fighters 14's engine, recreating Blue Mary's moves was a much smoother process, according to Oda.

"It was always difficult to put an emphasis on her grappling moves when they were created with 2D sprites, but with KOF XIV we were able to use the 3D camera and go crazy with the cinematic shots for her flashier moves, which meshed really well with her unique fighting style," he said.

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