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King of Fighters 15 producer Yasuyuki Oda reveals that SNK has been working on implementing an internal rollback netcode solution

Yasuyuki Oda, SNK producer of King of Fighters 15, revealed on Twitter that SNK is currently working on an internal rollback netcode solution for King of Fighters 15. The SNK producer specifically noted the #SNKRollback "movement" that has recently been pushing for rollback netcode on Twitter in his Tweet.

"Great to see lots of passionate #SNKRollback fans," said Oda. "You will be happy to hear that we have been working hard on an internal rollback solution for King of Fighters 15 from early in the dev cycle."

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Chizuru's long-awaited return in King of Fighters 15 detailed by the game's character designer with gorgeous new artwork

Chizuru Kagura's return to the King of Fighters series is largely being met with cheers and excitement from fans after an 18-year absence to make Team Sacred Treasures officially official for the first time.

The King of Fighters 15's character designer, Tomorhiro Nakata, recently released an awesome new illustration of Chizuru while talking about the changes made to update her look for the era of HD 3D graphics.

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Chizuru Kagura announced for King of Fighters 15 — completes Team Sacred Treasures alongside Kyo and Iori

Chizuru Kagura has been announced for King of Fighters 15 during the Japanese fighting game developer's roundtable.

She will be joining her classic comrades Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami to form Team Sacred Treasures in the new title.

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Japan Fighting Game Publisher Roundtable stream begins at 9 p.m. PST / 12 a.m. EST

The second Japan Fighting Game Publisher Roundtable stream is scheduled to begin tonight at 9 p.m. PST / 12 a.m. EST. We're expecting a few reveals to be dropped during the big presentation.

Tonight's stream is being attended by Bandai Namco, Capcom, SNK, Arc System Works and Arika. Though Koei Tecmo was present for the first Japan Fighting Game Publisher Roundtable, they will not have a presence tonight.

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King of Fighters 13 player lands extremely difficult 83-hit combo in real match only to be met with a wake up super for their troubles

It's no secret that King of Fighters 13 has some of the toughest to execute combos in modern fighting games. While you can get by with more basic stuff, the biggest and best sequences you can perform are very difficult to do so, and being able to successfully pull off these types of combos in-game has become a point of pride for high level players and combo wizards alike.

LPN recently shared a clip of KOF13 player VernaKOF on Twitter that showcases a dazzling Ash Crimson combo that takes place in a real online bout. Despite the sequence looking strong enough to close out the round, the opponent survives with a sliver of health and answers back with the perfect juxtaposition to what we just witnessed.

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SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium is now available for the Nintendo Switch, NeoGeo Pocket Color compilation coming

What was once thought of as a dream match up between Capcom and SNK's fighting games became a reality around the turn of the millennium, and now everyone has the chance to play the Versus title that helped start it all.

SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium is now available to download on the Nintendo Switch as part of the NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection series.

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Kyo Kusanagi's gameplay trailer revealed for King of Fighters 15

As has been the case for several Wednesdays now, a new gameplay trailer has been released for King of Fighters 15. This time, we get to closer look at how Kyo Kusanagi will look and play in SNK's upcoming 3v3 fighting game.

Based on the trailer, it appears that Kyo and Iori's rivalry is as strong as ever. Though some fans have been speculating that Kyo and Iori might be teaming up in King of Fighters 15, Kyo's team was not revealed at the end of the trailer like with Benimaru, Shun'ei and Meitenkun — Team Hero.

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Is Joe really part of Iori's team in King of Fighters 15 or are SNK just enjoying throwing everyone for a loop with random reveal trailers?

Two weeks ago, we were treated to an absolutely splendid gameplay trailer for King of Fighters 15 which featured our first look at one of the most enduringly popular and beloved characters the franchise has ever had, namely Iori Yagami. As Kyo Kusanagi's rival and a series mainstay, his inclusion was something of a foregone conclusion, but it was nevertheless exciting to see his new duds and all of his glorious flame-based attacks in action.

Since SNK's first round of trailers for King of Fighters 15 unveiled the Hero Team for the game which consists of Shun'ei, Meitenkun and Benimaru Nikaido, we were all expecting the next trailer to feature another member of Iori's team — I even wrote a piece on this very subject. Speculation was rampant with everything from his most recurring partners Vice and Mature to Kyo Kusanagi and Chizuru Kagura or even more oddball former team members like Eiji Kisaragi or Shingo Yabuki, but the trailer we got instead shocked everyone when it appeared.

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Kanzukiryu's art is filled with detail, and the hidden subtleties are worth looking for

Today we're sharing some gorgeous fighting game art from Andres "Kanzukiryu" Blanco, a Chilean member of the fighting game community with a detailed art style that makes his images worth delving into.

Blanco has had his art featured in Udon Entertainment's comics on more than one occasion as his Rose and Menat made their way into the 2018 Summer Sports special while his Dhalsim and Twelve were shown in another Udon venture.

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Japan Fighting Game Publisher Roundtable stream coming Feb. 20 to feature Bandai Namco, Capcom, SNK, Arc System Works and Arika

It's been announced that Bandai Namco, Capcom, SNK, Arc System Works and Arika are once again collaborating for the second ever Japan Fighting Game Publisher Roundtable stream.

According to Bandai Namco US, the presentation will be broadcasted on February 20, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. PST / February 21, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. EST at Bandai Namco US Twitch. Confirmed participants so far include Katsuhiro Harada & Naoya Yasuda of Bandai Namco, Shuhei Matsumoto & Takayuki Nakayama of Capcom and Yasuyuki Oda of SNK.

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Joe Higashi's gameplay trailer revealed for King of Fighters 15

The gameplay trailer for Joe Higashi in King of Fighters 15 was dropped at its usual time earlier today. Joe is known in the King of Fighters universe for being the Muay Thai champion.

Like Iori and Meitenkun, Joe Higashi wasn't among the first batch of revealed characters when information about King of Fighters 15 first surfaced. Along with Benimaru, Shun'ei, K', Leona, Mai and Kyo, there are now nine characters that have been officially revealed for the upcoming fighter.

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

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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What might Iori Yagami's team be in King of Fighters 15? Here are my thoughts

With King of Fighters 15 continually giving us new information and character reveals, last week gave us our first look at series mainstay Iori Yagami. What hasn't been a constant for Iori, though, is his team — in fact, we've seen him end up with various different team setups throughout the years, and even entering without a team on occasion.

We were told by the developers at SNK that team compositions willl look quite different this time around and with us seeing Iori right off the bat, without him even being part of the official announcement trailer it suggests, at least to me, that we may be in for quite the surprise once we see who's in his team. Let's take a look at what teams Iori has had in the past and what I personally think we'll be seeing this time around.

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The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match is now available on PlayStation 4, physical Limited Collector's Edition coming this spring

The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match previously returned to the modern era boasting improved online and rollback netcode for PC owners which is now finally home on console too.

SNK released KOF 2002 UM today for the PlayStation 4 globally digitally though a sweet collector's edition will be coming with the warmer weather.

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The King of Fighters 15's character designer was nervous about creating Iori's new look and he's not the only SNK artist to have felt intimidated

Iori Yagami's iconic design remained essentially unchanged for more than a decade, but that's not from a lack of trying.

Tomohiro Nakata was given that task or creating something new for The King of Fighters 15, and though Iori's new redesign seems to be going over well with fans thus far, he's another designer at SNK who's felt intimidated trying to iterate on one of the world's most popular fighting game characters.

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SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium is coming to the Nintendo Switch later this month

The first fighting game in Capcom and SNK's epic clash went largely unplayed and obscure due to its platform of choice, but now everyone will have a chance to see how things started.

SNK announced tonight that SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium will be releasing on the Nintendo Switch on February 17 worldwide.

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Iori is looking like quite the stylish threat in King of Fighters 15 with new combo routes and badass energy

To the surprise of probably no one, Iori is coming back for The King of Fighters 15, but despite his obvious inclusion, Mr. Yagami gave fans their biggest pop off for the game yet for a multitude of reasons.

From his slick new redesign to his wildly explosive level three Super, Iori is looking to make quite the impact on KOF15, and fighting game content creator Rooflemonger breaks down the finer details of his trailer to see how he's different gameplay-wise now too.

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