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That's not actually Mai in the King of Fighters 15 silhouette - Street Fighter 5 Director shares funny sketch for his choice, who's a pretty big deal

Would you be happy to see him?

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • April 7, 2021 at 1:33 p.m. PDT • Comments: 10

SNK's recent endeavor to start teasing their new King of Fighters 15 reveals with silhouettes has been successful in catching some fans off-guard with characters like Yashiro, but this week's looks to be pretty clearly Mai Shiranui — but what if it's not?

Street Fighter 5 Director Takayuki Nakayama shared a special illustration sketching over the newest silhouette with his own comical fighter choice, who hasn't been seen in the series for quite some time.

It's not Mai holding her fan in the shadows as many fans immediately assumed, but instead the big bad Mr. Big from the Art of Fighting games.

Geese's right-hand man of course has his Rattan sticks in his grasp and trademark puffy coat, but he's gotta stretch his shoulder in a pretty unnatural way that doesn't look comfortable at all.

This is the second time that Nakayama has gotten in on the silhouette memes though his first was for a long-running joke character for SNK fans, who tends to pop up whenever the company teases new fighters.

While he's almost certainly not who's about to be announced for KOF15, Mr. Big would certainly be a welcome addition to the roster since he hasn't been playable since KOF11 and '98: Ultimate Match.

We'll know for sure the identity behind the portrait later tonight. Just don't be surprised if it starts with 'M' and ends in 'ai'.

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