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Ralf Jones and Clark Still announced for The King of Fighters 15 as the final members of Team Ikari

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • May 19, 2021 at 7:01 p.m. PDT • Comments: 60

With Leona Heidern's reveal last week in The King of Fighters 15, we knew her two comrades couldn't be too far behind, and it didn't take long to see them both in action.

SNK released the announcement trailer for Ralf Jones and Clark Still as the latest combatants to join the fight once again as part of Team Ikari.

Unlike most of the other characters on this roster, Ralf and Clark's first appearances came not in fighting games but in the much earlier shoot 'em up T.N.K 3 and run and gunner Ikari Warriors respectively in the mid-'80s.

The mercenary veterans bring their fighting experience from the battlefield with the duo being quite comfortable duking it out in close quarters combat though they go about crafting their strategies in very different ways.

Ralf is still quite the powerhouse brawler who's always ready to punch you in the face or knock you over and continue the beatdown that ends in a fiery explosion.

Clark, on the other hand, takes on the role of a strongman grappler with his chain grabs and special follow-ups still fully intact as well as his humorous triple air toss back breaker.

Fans of the characters in the previous game will probably see a lot of familiar combos and moves though Ralf doesn't ultimately get too much time in the video to showcase all of what he can do now. I don't even think we see the Galactica Phantom or his ground explosion.

A cool new Metal Slug stage was also revealed in this trailer, which is really nice to see as wider callbacks to SNK's other big franchise and is a neat tie to the Ikari Warriors who cameoed in the series previously.

As has pretty much been the case since KOF96, Ralf and Clark are joining Leona as part of Team Ikari (previously known as the Ikari Warriors Team), so Heidern's going to have to hang out with a different gang if he's making an appearance in this game.

This now makes 21 characters we've seen in total for KOF15, and we're still waiting to see who's joining up with Mai and Yuri as well as K's gameplay trailer and team.

You can check out the official trailer and some lovely 4K screenshots for Ralf and Clark below.

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