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The next King of Fighters 15 character trailer is almost certainly Mai Shiranui's

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • April 7, 2021 at 7:36 a.m. PDT • Comments: 32

They haven't come right out and said it, yet, but SNK posted a silhouette tease for a character trailer scheduled to come out Wednesday and the shape is a most recognizable one.

Save maybe for Terry Bogard, Mai Shiranui has to be the most famous King of Fighters character. Unless they're purposefully misdirecting us with their teaser post, The Alluring Ninja Girl should be receiving a trailer this evening.

Mai actually got her fighting game debut not in a King of Fighters title, but in 1992's Fatal Fury 2. Her popularity amongst fans is undeniable as she's drawn and referenced at a rate that's on par with the likes of Street Fighter's Chun-Li and Darkstalkers' Morrigan Aesland.

We've actually already seen Mai in King of Fighters 15 as she was prominently featured in the game's official reveal trailer. Indeed, Mai tends to be close to front and center of most KOF promotion material for the aforementioned reasons.

SNK has been releasing new character trailers faithfully on Wednesday evenings for the last few months with the lovely King receiving a trailer last week. Tonight's will be the 13th character trailer for KOF15 thus far.

The official inclusion of Mai will mean that her original team (partnered with both Yuri and King) will be on the KOF15 roster. We're not certain developers will link them all up again for this title, but wouldn't be surprised with a blast from the past decision here.

You can check out the silhouette teaser below. Be sure to check back here later this evening (usually around 7 p.m. Pacific Time) for our coverage of the trailer.

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