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The King of Fighters 15 will be a 'supreme masterpiece' for the series says SNK producer, rollback netcode mentioned but not confirmed

The King of Fighters series has a long history of releasing some of the most iconic titles the fighting game genre can offer from KOF98 to KOF13, but it sounds as though the developers are trying to attain even loftier goals for the new game.

SNK producer and KOF14 director Yasuyuki Oda recently took part in an interview where he claimed King of Fighters 15 could / will be the "masterpiece" of the franchise while also talking a bit about rollback netcode.

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The King of Fighters 15 has a lot to prove in the visuals department after the debacle with its predecessor

The King of Fighters 14 cemented SNK's departure from the company's history of highly-detailed sprites into the realm of high definition 3D models, and the transition was not a pretty one for both the developers and final product.

Over four years later now, the game's successor is about to makes its debut on the world stage with fans eagerly awaiting to see it in action though The King of Fighters 15 will have quite a bit of proving to do to live up to modern expectations and not repeat the mistakes of the past.

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Two additional King of Fighters 15 characters have been spotted in concept art

Earlier today, SNK released a King of Fighters 15 teaser trailer that revealed a few details about the upcoming fighting game. An official trailer for the game is scheduled to be released on January 7, 2021 JST.

This teaser trailer gave us an opportunity to see the official logo for King of Fighters 15. Yasuyuki Oda, King of Fighters 15 Producer, confirmed that this will be the logo going forward. In addition, a few characters were revealed during the sneak peek.

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King of Fighters 15 teaser reveals first three playable characters, full trailer coming January 7

SNK has broken their silence and revealed new information on King of Fighters 15. A new teaser and sit down with the game's developers unveils the first three playable characters, as well as when we can expect to see the first official reveal.

Kyo, Benimaru, and Shun'ei have all been confirmed as playable in King of Fighters 15 by way of concept art sketches featured in the teaser trailer. Additionally, the first full reveal is slated for a January 7, 2021 release.

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Will Street Fighter 5's final season be a test bed for Street Fighter 6? Should developers still be dumbing down games for casual players?

We're somewhere near the start of the fifth and final season of DLC for Street Fighter 5, and we're suspecting that through this next year's worth of content Capcom might be showing us a bit of their hand when it comes to Street Fighter 6.

Catalyst and I consider what the company has done in the past with the use of Omega mode in Ultra Street Fighter 4, and how using the latter end of one game as a test bed for potential practices in the next can be helpful for the transition.

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SNK's silence on King of Fighters 15 may be a sign that development has shifted to next generation consoles

Although 2020 has been a year with more than its fair share of challenges for all of us, one area which has been seeing consistent content releases and updates is fighting games. While we haven't been able to have offline events as we'd like to, the games have been bustling with new content, balance patches and entirely new releases as well, so the genre has definitely been popping even during quarantine times.

One game which people have been looking forward to for a very long time, though, and everyone seemed to be feeling very sure would release sometime this year is the newest installment in SNK's massive fighting game flagship, King of Fighters, namely King of Fighters 15. Now the year is almost over, and not only is the game not out, but we haven't even seen a glimpse of it beyond its logo (and even that may be subject to change). So what's going on with King of Fighters 15, anyway? Well, nobody who doesn't work at SNK themselves can really say for sure, but let's look at past SNK projects as well as the little informatipn drip we have had for the upcoming fighter to try and discern what the situation is.

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We're thankful for Tetsuharu's fighting game art

From Street Fighter to Sam Sho, King of Fighters to Guilty Gear, Darkstalkers to Soul Calibur, Japanese artist Tetsuharu can draw a mean fighting game character.

In perusing through Tetsu's Twitter we found a collection of wonderfully drawn images of the likes of the Karin Kanzuki, Lilith Aensland, Ivy Valentine, Terri Bogard, Iroha, and plenty of others.

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SNK producer gives update on King of Fighters 15's development and impact of COVID-19 on the game

After remaining quiet for the vast majority of the past year, SNK appears to be a bit more open now about what's going on with the development of The King of Fighters 15.

Last week, producer and KOF14 director Yasuyuki Oda opened up a bit about when fans should expect to see the new fighting game for the first time, and now he's appeared in another video interview to speak more about how the game itself is progressing and what impact COVID-19 has had on the project.

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New King of Fighters 15 information reportedly coming early next year

Among the list of most anticipated fighting games for 2020, The King of Fighters 15 was at the top for many in the FGC. Problem is, the game has been completely missing this year with not so much as a teaser image to hold fans over coming out of SNK.

Recently, however, KOF14 Director Yasuyuki Oda provided a small update as to when fans should expect to see more about the next leap in SNK's storied fighting game series.

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Tekken 7 named fighting game of the generation by the EventHubs community

Update: The community has spoken! With more than 1,600 votes cast and plenty of great candidates to chose from, Tekken 7 has been crowned as the fighting game of the generation by all of you, the readers of EventHubs. You can check out the final poll numbers in the original story below and see how close some of the rankings are.

It's kinda hard to believe, but the next generation of consoles is no longer on the horizon. The Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 will be here in just a few short days.

Though many players will be looking forward with what's about to come, it's also a great time to reflect on the fighting games that defined the eighth generation these past seven years from Killer Instinct to Granblue Fantasy: Versus.

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Controversial SNK Allstar advertisement tarnishes Terry Bogard's family-friendly reputation, SNK removes and distances themselves from commercial

When licensing out a company's iconic characters to advertise or promote something else, it's important to be very careful as to how everything is used / portrayed, but even then there are things that still slip through the cracks.

A new SNK Allstar advertisement sparked controversy quickly after the commercial appeared online which featured poster boy Terry Bogard performing acts that many deemed offensive and uncharacteristic of the fighting game legend — and SNK seemed none too pleased by it as well.

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Click Burgundy's top tier fighting game portraits bring out the best the genre has to offer from Guilty Gear to Virtua Fighter and beyond

The current generation of fighting games are officially entering their twilight years with the new PlayStation and Xbox consoles looming on the horizon, but that doesn't mean our current roster is running out of steam or hype anytime soon.

Click Burgundy is an awesome artist we've featured a number of times in the past because of their attachment to the fighting game community that perfectly captures what we love about the characters therein.

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Lady Geese joins the roster of King of Fighters Allstar following gender-bent version of Maxima, Brian, Kim, Chang and others

The King of Fighters Allstar remains one of the best mobile titles around that features iconic fighting game characters and is still receiving constant updates along with crossovers ranging from Tekken to the WWE.

Allstar's most recent update continues a pattern Netmarble set forth earlier by introducing a gender-bent version of Geese Howard, who they have dubbed Lady Geese.

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This weird King of Fighters glitch makes Maxima look like he needs an exorcism

The early King of Fighters games are some of the most iconic in fighting game history though with that many characters and teams to juggle, there's going to be some bugs that ended up slipping through the cracks during development.

Resident fighting game glitch master D-NO recently shared a fun bug from KOF '99 between Maxima and Whip that causes the massively tall fighter to spin like he's been placed on a turntable.

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SNK brings rollback netcode to King of Fighters 2002 UM via new beta which could have implications for King of Fighters 15

SNK announced this morning that rollback netcode is being added to a classic fighting game. The Steam version of King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match will be seeing an open beta test that implements the improved online experience.

Starting October 1 at 10 a.m. PT, players can hop into the beta version of the game and try out the new netcode. While this is great news in and of itself, what may lie beneath the surface is a test bed for King of Fighters 15.

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Sony's Big in Japan Sale on PS4 features great fighting game deals including SF5: Champion Edition's Upgrade Kit and Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection

There are so many great fighting games this generation to choose from that it becomes hard to decide which ones to pick up and put time into, but digital sales make it pretty easy to add to our collections and backlogs.

Sony is currently running their Big in Japan Sale for the PlayStation 4 which unsurprisingly includes a lot of good fighting game deals for players looking to pick up newer titles or get back to classics.

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Artist draws extra buff versions of ladies from fighting game titles like Street Fighter and Fatal Fury

You needn't see E. Honda's sumo abs more than once to realize that fighting game characters are almost always designed to be considerably more muscular than your average Joe Schmo, but one Japanese artist has taken things a full step further and imagined some of the ladies of Street Fighter (along with a few other titles) as incredibly cut body builders.

This might not be for everyone, but we get to see the likes of Cammy, Makoto, Alice, Sakura, and others as though they hit the heavy weights on the regular. Continue on to see the impressive work of Shopyun.

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