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Iori's gameplay trailer revealed for King of Fighters 15

Iori's gameplay trailer has been revealed for King of Fighters 15. Up until now, the revealed characters for King of Fighters 15 were Benimaru, Shun'ei, Meitenkun, K', Leona, Mai and Kyo.

In other words, this trailer serves as our first confirmation that Iori is playable in King of Fighters 15. Since his debut in King of Fighters '95, Iori has been both an enemy and rival to Kyo Kusanagi, one of the main characters of the King of Fighters series.

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Idle animations in King of Fighters 15 appear to have a ton of new details compared to its predecessor

The King of Fighters 14 certainly presented quite a few growing pains for both the developers and players by moving the franchise into 3D graphics, which they now seem to be building on with better models, a new engine and probably a good bit more that they haven't shown yet.

SNK apparently wasn't quite done with Team Hero just yet, as they've now shown off the idle animations for Shun'ei, Meitenkun and Benimaru. That may not immediately sound like the biggest deal on its face, but it actually has some cool implications for the amount of detail being put into the new game.

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SNK provides first taste of King of Fighters 15's music with Team Hero's rocking battle theme

SNK is continuing its near constant trickle approach to showcasing The King of Fighters 15 by focusing in on singular characters, their designs and small teases at gameplay mechanics which we can now add another pillar to.

The developer has now released the official battle theme of Team Hero for KOF15's Shun'ei, Meitenkun and Benimaru that gives us our first real taste of what the game's music will be like.

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The King of Fighters 15 character designer shows off Benimaru feeling pretty with his hair down

After being silent for well over a year, SNK is doing a good job of continually releasing smaller tidbits of information about King of Fighters 15 even outside of the trailers.

The game's character designer and main illustrator Tomohiro Nakata releases small developer insights into the look and feel of the cast with this week focusing on Benimaru. It's also a bit different than the others we've seen so far considering it features a new portrait of the pretty boy with his hair down.

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What's going to be the first true large-scale next gen fighting game on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X?

The next generation of gaming consoles have technically been available for over two months now, even though no one can find a PlayStation5 or Xbox Series X, which means the next age of fighting games will soon be upon us.

Problem is, it doesn't look like there have been any big next gen-only fighters announced yet, but we can probably figure out who the most likely candidates for the first step into the new frontier are.

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Benimaru is basically a babysitter to Shun’ei and Meitenkun in King of Fighters 15 — here are the first team's official character descriptions

SNK has now made their way through officially revealing their first full team of characters for King of Fighters 15. The game will retain its 3 versus 3 battle format, and the first set of fighters that make up "Team Hero" are none other than Benimaru, Shun’ei and Meitenkun.

Now that gameplay trailers for all three combatants have been released, the company has shared official character descriptions for this squad that reveal some interesting details about where they're at here in the latest installment of the franchise. In Benimaru's case, apparently he acts as a bit of a babysitter to his younger teammates, but not necessarily by the choice of his own.

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Updated King of Fighters 15 game mechanics seemingly spotted in Benimaru trailer, EX moves apparently possible outside of Max Mode

A King of Fighters favorite was showcased Wednesday evening as SNK posted up the trailer for the electrifying Benimaru, and some eagle-eyed fans have spotted what looks to be evidence of how some of the game's mechanics work.

Rooflemonger has already rolled out a video covering the trailer that both breaks down Benimaru's attacks and details how some of these apparent mechanics work. EX moves, for example, seem to be usable outside of Max Mode, which wasn't possible back in King of Fighters 14.

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Benimaru gameplay trailer for King of Fighters 15 revealed

Benimaru Nikaido's gameplay trailer for King of Fighters 15 has been revealed. While Benimaru has already been revealed as a playable character in the upcoming SNK fighting game, this is our first real look at his gameplay.

Towards the end of the trailer, it was revealed that Benimaru is the last member of Team Hero. He'll be working together with Shun'ei and Meitenkun during the game's story mode.

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SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium may be coming to Nintendo Switch

An interesting game rating appears to have popped up on the South Korean ratings board (GRAC) that may tell of a classic crossover making its way to the Nintendo Switch.

A rating for "Ultimate Fighters SNK VS. CAPCOM (NS)" was spotted on the Game Rating and Registration Committee's website and seems to have been registered earlier this month. As NintendoLife reports, the title appears to be SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium and looks like it's headed to Nintendo's console/handheld hybrid.

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Meitenkun's gameplay comparison in King of Fighters 15 reveals some new attacks and different mechanics that aren't in King of Fighters 14

SNK appears to be on track to release some new King of Fighters 15 information every week with their latest drop focusing on the returning character Meitenkun.

Now that some eagle-eyed players have gotten a chance to dissect the sleepy boy's new trailer, we can get a much better picture he'll differ from his King of Fighter 14 incarnation — along with some information that a major mechanic seems to be changing too.

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Meitenkun gameplay trailer for King of Fighters 15 revealed

Meitenkun has been revealed for King of Fighters 15. This is the first new character revealed for King of Fighters 15 since the reveal of the first trailer that featured Shun'ei, K', Leona, Mai, Kyo and Benimaru.

Of course, this is actually Meitenkun's second appearance in the King of Fighters series as he made his debut in King of Fighters 14. Along with Shun'ei, Meitenkun has been trained by Tung Fu Rue.

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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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