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Did we see an unannounced King of Fighters 15 character over 2 years ago?

The King of Fighters 15 is the most anticipated fighting game of the year for many in the community though there's still not a ton we know about it — like where we'll be able to play it.

There's a decent chance though that we already have known more than what's been shown in the recent trailers, at least as it pertains to one unannounced character. Potential spoilers ahead for future roster reveals.

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Impression of bad blood between Capcom and SNK had to be resolved before they could collaborate in a versus series

It's been nearly 20 years since Capcom vs. SNK (2000) and Capcom vs. SNK 2 (2001) were released. Though Capcom vs. SNK 3 was actually in development at one point, it was ultimately cancelled due to SNK's financial problems. At the time, it was unknown what would happen to the ownership of SNK's intellectual properties, so Capcom wasn't able to continue devoting resources to the project.

For these collaborative projects to happen in the first place, some bad blood between the two companies needed to be resolved first. A recent article by Polygon revealed details about how this collaborative process began.

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King of Fighters 15 character designer gives more details on Shun'ei's appearance in the upcoming game

The King of Fighters 15 has already confirmed a handful of classic characters are coming back for the latest installment, but the first fighter SNK decided to show gameplay for was Shun'ei earlier this week.

Now, KOF15 character designer and main illustrator Tomohiro Nakata has released a new drawing of the incoming series protagonist along with a few more tidbits of information regarding his looks.

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Sakura braids Cammy's hair, Makoto looks possessed, and Chun-Li's hips don't lie in Loped's fighting game drawings

Kick off your morning (or whatever time of day you've happened across this) right with some stellar fighting game art from an artist by the name of Loped.

From cute and charming to dangerous, seductive, and everything in between, Loped clearly as a knack for capturing the essences of what makes us fall in love with our favorite characters.

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Capcom vs. SNK 3 was once in development before being cancelled due to SNK's bankruptcy

Back in 2018, we received word that Capcom vs. SNK 3 might've been in development at one point. "Right before Fighting All Stars got started, there was another fighting game that got stopped during development..." said former King of Fighters series director Toyohisa Tanabe during an interview with Takayuki Nakayama on Capcom's Shadaloo C.R.I. website.

"Ah, that would be ****** ** *** *!" responded Nakayama. Indeed, "Capcom vs. SNK 3" fits perfectly into this censored quote. In a recent Polygon article, we received confirmation from Hideaki Itsuno, the director for Capcom vs. SNK 2, that Capcom vs. SNK 3 was in fact in development, but was cancelled.

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Comparing Shun'ei's gameplay from King of Fighters 15 back to King of Fighters 14 appears to show nearly identical animations in most cases

Fans got their first chance to see gameplay for The King of Fighters 15 in action last night with a new trailer for Shun'ei, and one of the immediate questions from many was to wonder just how similar was it to the previous game.

Well, HiFight luckily has the answer to that now with their latest video showing a side-by-side comparison of Shun'ei's attacks from King of Fighters 14 to KOF15, which reveals that the majority of animations appear to be nearly identical between the two — though that's not exactly something new for the series.

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Out of touch mistake or next level communication by Capcom? Our thoughts on Akuma's apparent tatsu nerf; King of Fighters 15 trailer analysis

We initially intended for this week's lead segment to drive home the point that Akuma's overpowered nature is harming Street Fighter 5 and that it would be a travesty if Capcom did not properly nerf him in the upcoming patch. While we surely did get into that discussion, a very recent development concerning Akuma and balance also emerged.

The demonic fighter has just been given a snazzy new Garuda crossover costume in Street Fighter 5, and during the quick showcasing of said costume just a few days back the community spotted what looked like a very substantial nerf to one of his most routine and powerful sequences. We got the costume today, but no nerf... at least not yet.

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Shun'ei gameplay trailer for King of Fighters 15 revealed

Shun'ei's King of Fighters 15 gameplay trailer has been dropped by SNK Official. Though Shun'ei has already been revealed along with K', Leona, Mai, Kyo, and Benimaru, this gives us our first real look at how he'll play.

This particular fighter is said to be a manipulator of illusions. During King of Fighters 15 gameplay, he's shown utilizing Hydrokinesis and Pyrokinesis with his right and left hands respectively.

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Update: Which characters would you like to see return in King of Fighters 15?

Update: The King of Fighter 15 reveal finally came after a short delay, but we didn't get to see any new characters outside of Mai. You can check out the final poll results below to see which fighters the community wants to see return the most.

This week, we'll finally be getting our first proper look at the long-awaited newest installment of SNK's famed fighting franchise when the first footage of King of Fighters 15 drops on Wednesday, January 6th or Thursday, January 7th — depending on your timezone.

One of the biggest discussion pieces when a new fighting game is on the horizon is of course the roster. When it comes to King of Fighters, the pool of potential returning characters is absolutely gargantuan, even moreso now that previously deceased characters are back on the table after the events of King of Fighters 14.

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Goku was playable in King of Fighters '98 build made for fun along with Ryu and Ken two years before Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000

There's something truly special about crossover fighting games. Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 marked an interesting time for fighting game fans back in the 2000s era.

However, it seems that there once existed a version of Capcom vs. SNK that allowed players to use Street Fighter's Ryu or King of Fighter's Kyo against Dragon Ball Z's Goku. Funnily enough, this crossover actually existed about two years before the original Capcom vs. SNK was released.

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Side by side comparison shows just how far King of Fighters 15 has progressed beyond its predecessor

When King of Fighters 14 was first shown back in 2016, fans of the franchise were so distracted by "PlayStation 1-level graphics" that the overall hype of the reveal was heavily muted. Though SNK did update the graphics this first showing still haunts the franchise to this day, and with any new KOF content audiences are now widely asking about and concerning themselves with the quality of visuals before anything else.

We got our first major look at King of Fighters 15 last night as SNK released the game's trailer, and so it should come as little surprise that plenty of side by side comparisons have already popped up online. We've nabbed HiFight's so you can see just how far KOF has come.

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Two characters from another SNK title spotted in the background of King of Fighters 15 trailer

After months of waiting and an unexpected delay that saw disappointment spread throughout the fighting game community, SNK turned things around yesterday by surprising fans with the big first reveal of King of Fighters 15. The trailer gave viewers a quick glimpse at some of the cinematic maneuvers that can be found in the game, while simultaneously revealing several new fighters that weren't initially confirmed.

Keen-eyed fans have been combing over the quick trailer since its release last night to breakdown what they're seeing and search for potential Easter eggs. As luck would have it, Twitter user ATRyoSakazaki spotted a couple of quick cameos in the background of one of KOF15's stages shown in the trailer that come from another combat-centric SNK title.

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King of Fighters 15 official reveal trailer released, Cham-Cham and Hibiki Takane revealed for Samurai Shodown

After being delayed from it's original scheduled release this morning, SNK has dropped the official King of Fighters 15 trailer for the fighting game world to see. You can view it below after the jump.

Though fans were understandably disappointed to find they wouldn't be getting the trailer they hoped for quite yet, hope was encouraged as still images of the incoming KOF entry started to circulate on social media.

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The King of Fighters 14: Ultimate Edition announced and releases later this month, available now in Europe

Fans of The King of Fighters series were disappointed to say the least when SNK announced that their planned KOF15 reveal had been delayed at the last minute, but there was still technically an announcement from the company last night.

SNK revealed a trailer for The King of Fighters 14: Ultimate Edition, which is already available in Europe right now, and appears to be another PlayStation 4 exclusive version of the game.

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The King of Fighters 15 and Samurai Shodown announcements postponed by SNK

A large portion of the fighting game community were getting pumped up to finally see what The King of Fighters 15 is going to look like after years of waiting, but it appears as though everyone will need to hold that anticipation a while longer still.

SNK announced today that they have postponed the announcements for KOF15 and Samurai Shodown Season 3, which were originally scheduled to take place this evening.

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King of Fighters 15 official reveal trailer coming this Wednesday, Samurai Shodown Season 3 DLC characters to be unveiled as well

The tinder was lit just over a month ago when SNK released a teaser trailer for King of Fighters 15, and the time has finally (almost) come for the promised full official trailer to arrive.

Though the date is slated as January 7, this is according to Japanese time. We in the West will be enjoying the first major view of the next chapter of the King of Fighters this Wednesday, January 6, at 6 p.m. Pacific Time. There's even more than just KOF news, however.

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From impossible combos to massive pop offs, trolling and confusion, 2020 was full of amazing and hilarious moments in fighting games

This year will certainly go down in the history books as one of the worst for a long list of sucky reasons, but there was still plenty of enjoyment to be had if you knew where to look.

Now, all of those great times from the realm of fighting games have been compiled into one place, as LiangHuBBB recently released their latest Funny and Cool Moments video showcasing the best of the FGC in 2020 from perfect combos to weird interactions / reactions.

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