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Is King of Fighters 15 worth the money?

With 6 years having passed since the release of King of Fighters 14, we're finally getting our hands on the first brand new game in this very beloved SNK fighting game franchise in more than half a decade — King of Fighters 15. The ever-looming question, of course, is how does it hold up?

After having spent a few intense days perusing the various modes and intricacies of the game, I've gotten a pretty good handle on what merits and drawbacks the game has and hopefully will be able to guide you on whether you'd feel it's worth a purchase or not.

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EventHubs 15-year anniversary, and a look back at how Street Fighter 4 reshaped the community

"Street Fighter 4? That sounds alright, I guess..." - Jon 'Catalyst' Grey, October 2007, right after the game was announced.

The above is a verbatim quote I said aloud to myself some 9ish months after I'd launched EventHubs. Back then, we weren't even writing regular news stories, and I'd recapped what we knew about Street Fighter 4 on a single article page. A lot has changed over the last 15 years.

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Capcom has quite literally begun the countdown for what is very likely the announcement of Street Fighter 6

Late last night, Capcom dropped a Tweet that effectively said nothing, and yet revealed a lot. This Tweet links to a countdown on the Capcom Games website. It's heavily implied that a new game will be announced once this countdown timer expires.

Although there are some that have been speculating that Capcom could be prepping to announce a new Resident Evil remake or a title for some other popular non-fighting Capcom series, us fighting game enthusiasts know that this countdown is scheduled to end right as the Capcom Cup Exhibitions are to conclude. All signs seem to be pointing towards Capcom revealing first details about their next Street Fighter project — what is very likely Street Fighter 6.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles villain Shredder revealed as Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl's next DLC character, available now

The big update fans have been waiting for from the team behind Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is here. This morning, the big baddie of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, Shredder, was revealed as the game's next DLC character.

Like Garfield before him, Shredder comes in the form of free DLC. He is available to pick up and play right now.

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Rock Howard, Geese, B. Jenet, Gato, Billy Kane and Ryuji Yamazaki announced as DLC characters for The King of Fighters 15

The King of Fighters 15's main roster is technically a wrap at 39 playable fighters, but there's still plenty more excitement on the way.

SNK caught everyone by surprise tonight by announcing the complete identities of KOF15's first 6 DLC characters all at once, and there's some real bangers.

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80% of Baiken's previous specials are removed or replaced in Guilty Gear Strive as her Starter Guide reveals what she now has instead

Baiken's character design is one of the most popular among Guilty Gear fans visually, but that never really led to a long list of players using her for an extended period of time.

It appears that Arc System Works took that as a message they should change up Baiken's gameplay going forward, and change it they certainly did in Guilty Gear Strive, considering 80% of her special moves have apparently been removed or replaced according to her new trailer and Starter Guide.

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Baiken's gameplay trailer revealed for Guilty Gear Strive, launches later this week

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

Fans of the one and only Baiken had to wait years upon years to get their hands on her in the Guilty Gear Xrd games, but that line is much shorter this time around.

Arc System Works dropped the official gameplay reveal trailer for Baiken in Guilty Gear Strive, which shows off what she can do in the new entry for the first time.

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

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.

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Capcom Cup 2021 cancelled due to rising COVID cases; another online season final to take its place

Capcom announced Thursday evening on Twitter that the coming Capcom Cup 2021, which was slated to take place here in February of 2022, will no longer be happening. Similar to what played out in 2021, there will be an online finale instead.

Details on said finale are yet to be given, but we do know the players who qualified for this year's Capcom Cup will be the ones competing in it. Read on to see Capcom's official statement on the matter, including what's to become of the Street Fighter League finale, which was slated to play out at Capcom Cup.

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Kula Diamond announced for King of Fighters 15

Another character joins the King of Fighters 15 cast. Tonight, SNK has revealed that Kula Diamond will be part of the game's launch roster.

The company released a full gameplay trailer for the icy combatant that highlights much of what she's capable of in this iteration of the franchise.

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Maxima announced for The King of Fighters 15 as the last member of Team K'

Although we weren't treated to our usual silhouette teaser for The King of Fighters 15 this week, that doesn't mean there wasn't a new character to show off apparently.

SNK revealed that Maxima will be joining the ranks of KOF15 as the final member of Team K'.

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New King of Fighters 15 character potentially leaked via screen shot

We're exactly two months out from King of Fighters 15's official release date, and though we've seen a good many members of the game's starting roster, one more may have just leaked.

This character appears on the screen in the background of a particular stage in a screen shot posted by Famitsu. While this isn't a direct confirmation, we've known these screens to depict characters that are in the current fight. Potential spoilers for KOF15 ahead.

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Hitman and Open Beta Test announced for Dungeon Fighter Duel

While Dungeon Fighter Duel started to more regularly release new trailers following a year of silence, there's still not a lot of information that the public knows about the game itself. That looks to be changing very soon, however.

Neople and Nexon dropped a brand new trailer tonight that reveals the Hitman class / character will also be joining the ranks of DNF Duel as well as dates for an Open Beta Test on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

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Vira and Avatar Belial trailer revealed for Granblue Fantasy Versus, both characters release on December 14th

At the Granblue Fantasy Festival taking place this weekend, there was of course some news for Granblue Fantasy Versus present.

First of all, there was a trailer for the already announced character Vira which revealed her release date as December 14th, but it also had more surprises included.

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Krohnen and second beta test revealed for King of Fighters 15

The newest character for King of Fighters 15, Krohnen, was revealed at the Game Awards Thursday evening. You can see his reveal trailer below thanks to SNK Official.

This reveal was also accompanied by news of a second King of Fighters 15 beta test for PlayStations 4 and 5, during which eight characters (including Krohnen) look to be playable.

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Garfield revealed as Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl free DLC character, releases December 9

Garfield has been revealed as a DLC fighter for Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. The lazy cat is slated to be released on December 9 for free.

Those familiar with Garfield probably won't be too surprised to hear that many of the cat's attacks in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl revolve around food. He's seen chowing down on a lasagna, throwing pie and striking with what appears to be a chicken or turkey drumstick.

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Baiken announced for Guilty Gear Strive, releases January 2022

Even though we just got Happy Chaos for Guilty Gear Strive, it seems that Arc System Works couldn't help but tease who is coming next to the roster.

Following the conclusion of Strive's top 8 at CEO 2021, ArcSys announced that Baiken will be the next DLC fighter on the way with a teaser trailer.

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