Recent fighting game news reveal that Street Fighter V will have a cinematic story mode, while Tekken 7: Fated Retribution and The King of Fighters XIV mark the return of their respective series veterans.
The latest trailer of SNK Playmore's The King of Fighters IV was revealed at the PlayStation Experience event in San Francisco, CA last weekend.
The trailer reveals that 16 three-man teams are in the game, composed of 50 fighters. Kyo Kusanagi, Iori Yagami, Leona Heidern and Chang Koehan are now joined by Andy Bogard, Billy Kane, Ralf Jones, King, Angel and Kula Diamond.
A new story arc is also going to be introduced in the game.
Check out KOFXIV's PSX 2015 trailer below.
The game will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 at a still unannounced date in 2016.
The second short teaser for The King of Fighters IV is out, and it features series veterans Leona Heidern and Chang Koehan.
Yasuyuki Oda, who previously worked as the battle designer for Street Fighter IV at Dimps, is directing the game, so it can be expected that it will have certain aspects to it influenced by Capcom's fighting game.
KOFXIV is still in its early stages of development, but SNK Playmore has already announced to release it in 2016 for the PlayStation 4.
Check out the teaser below.
Sony announced at the Tokyo Game Show that a new installment in the hit fighting game series The King of Fighters is currently in the works.
Six years after SNK Playmore released the thirteenth game in the series, The King of Fighters XIV will utilize the graphical capacity of the PlayStation 4, featuring 3D character models while "staying true to its gameplay roots."
Check out the teaser trailer and screenshots below, featuring Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami.
Last month, Dream Cancel reported that Chinese companies Oriental Securities and Shunrong Sanqi formed a joint venture, paying 63.5 million US dollars to acquire 81.25% of the shares of SNK Playmore from its former CEO Eikichi Kawasaki and his wife. The objective of the acquisition is to "follow the Marvel formula"--to further develop and enable SNK Playmore's rich IP library to branch out into different media platforms such as comics, television, movies and other collaborative projects.
And it looks like KOFXIV is just the beginning.
KOFXIV is scheduled for release some time in 2016.