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Elisabeth Blanctorche announced as the final member of The King of Fighters 15's base roster and Team Ash

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • January 19, 2022 at 7:51 p.m. PST • Comments: 66

Update: This story has been updated with additional information and screenshots.

After a year of silhouettes, teasers and reveals, fans now know all 39 playable characters that'll be available in The King of Fighters 15 when it launches next month.

SNK revealed the final member of KOF15's base roster tonight, and Elisabeth Blanctorche will indeed be returning to the main stage with her new trailer.

It appears for her latest incarnation that Elisabeth has put down her short riding crop and will instead be whipping her opponents with her bare hands.

More specifically, the noble lady will be focusing heavily on her ability to manipulate and control light with many of her classic specials back again as well as what appears to be some new tricks up her sleeve.

She has changed a lot since her King of Fighters 11 days, but not as much since King of Fighters 13 since we still get to see moves like Etincelles, Reverie-geler, Mistral, Grand Rafale and more all on display here.

While we don't get to see her regular command grab in the trailer, it appears Elisabeth is packing what looks to be a new projectile and new Climax Super where she pulls out a bow of light because she's just that cool and classy.

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For those who played through the story endings in The King of Fighters 14, it probably won't come as any surprise to see that Team Ash will be made up of Mr. Crimson himself of course, his childhood friend in Elisabeth and the mysterious Kukri, who was previously tasked by Blanctorche to find a way to revive and locate Ash after he erased himself from existence in KOF13.

Elisabeth first appeared in KOF11 on the search for Ash, but she'd ultimately fail to put an end to his mission in KOF13 where she could only watch him fade away, which is also the mainline last game she was included on the roster.

Although they are so closely tied together, this is the first time Ash and Elisabeth are officially serving on a team, so it's going to be very interesting to see what they have planned now that the pretty boy is back in the world of the living.

The King of Fighters 15 is scheduled to release February 17 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC while those who purchase the Deluxe Edition can get started a few days earlier on February 14.

You can check out Elisabeth's full trailer below as well as some screenshots up above.

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