Brought to you by
SAB CA who made the banners and finished up the OT
Loona for providing the story bits
Fersis who spent this whole time looking online daily for a re-issue of the ultra rare Gai Tendo dakimakura, and nearly bought a Hanma Baki one instead
Bad Wolf for the avatars
Release Date: 23-8-2016 (PS4)
Platforms: PS4 (PC TBA)
Price: $59.99 and equivalent -- US Special "BURN TO FIGHT" Edition: $89.99
The latest entry in the mainline King of Fighters series is here, boasting a whoopin' 50 character cast, 17 of which are brand new.
If you're familiar with how KoF XIII or KoF 02 (UM) played, you'll find similar elements here. If you're a first timer to the series, or decided to get back in with this game, you'll find it'll take a while to get the hang of the controls but with a little practice you'll get the hang of it.
There is a tutorial mode to teach players the basics of the KoF series' systems such as the jump types etc.
The game features modes common to fighting games: Arcade mode, Survival mode, Online mode & good ol' training mode.
- A new KoF organizer, Antonov, claiming to be the first KoF champion, despite being absent from anyone's memories of past KoF events, HAS personally invited a group of competitors that include a former rejected NESTS test subject, and a shady figure who insisted on being invited. Antonov agrees to all as he is quite willing to drag just anyone from the street to complete a team.
- A young man with seemingly demonic powers, Shun'ei, trying to learn to control his abilities, and doing so under the tutelage of SNK grandmaster from the Fatal Fury series, Tung Fu Rue; as Kyo, K' and Ash were series protagonists during 3-game Kof story arcs, it may be worth keeping an eye on Shun'ei, who is getting the same kind of focus now
- A group of women from very different time periods and worlds are chasing some threat all the way from their respective worlds.
Hellpockets KoF XIV Primer!
There are 16 teams and 2 bosses available for play from the start. Movelists are also included for each character.
Kyo Kusanagi, Benimaru Nikaido, Goro Daimon
Official Invitation Team
Sylvie Paula Paula, Kukri, Mian
Nelson, Zarina, Bandeiras
Iori Yagami, Mature, Vice
Kim Kap Hwan, Gang-il, Lu-ong
VIVA Team Mexico
Ramon, Angel, KING OF DINOSAURS
Another World Team
Nakoruru, Muimui, Love Heart
Xanadu, Chang Koehan, Choi Bounge
Heroic China Team
Shun'ei, Tung Fu Rue, Meitenkun
K', Kula, Maxima
Ikari Warriors Team
Ralf Jones, Clark Steel, Leona's The Best
Geese, Billy, Hein
The Super Bogard Bros.Fatal Fury Team
Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard, _______
King, Mai Shiranui, Alice
Psycho Soldier Team
Athena Asamiya, Kensou, Chin Gensai
Art of Fighting Team
Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia, Yuri Sakazaki
KoF Official Web Site (SNK) -- KOF Official Web Site (Atlus) -- Orochi Nagi! -- The Madman's Cafe -- Dreamcancel.com
Have More? Let SAB CA and TIZOC Know!
Dandy J's Complete Guide to KoF! (Eternally Relevant, even if partially outdated!)
- Throws, Alternate Guard, and Quickrise
- Jumps, Running, and Backdashes
- Rolls, Blowbacks, and Guard Cancels
- The Button Hold Trick
- Shortcuts and Input Tricks
- Throw OS/Empty Jump Low
- Effective Mixups
Reviews: Official Review thread by OSHAN here!
SNK has truly outdone themselves as King of Fighters XIV has taken itself to a whole new level for the next generation consoles. From the increased frame rate, astoundingly diverse roster, and extensive upgrade over the engine that powered King of Fighters XIII which released back in 2010, this may be the best King of Fighters I have played since King of Fighters ’99.
Here are a few to get you started
GAF Name ----- PSN NAME ----- Country/Region
SAB CA ---- SAB-CA ---- USA/East Coast
sir_bumble_bee ---- sir_bumble_bee ---- USA/Maryland
Marvel ---- Assassio ---- UK
Hyun Sai ---- Hyunsai ---- East Coast
Trinidad_Jason ----- J-Killer15 (replace "i" with lowercase "L". Look my 15 year old self was too hype) ----- USA/NYC
El Sabroso ----- Team_Sabroso ----- (Mexico)
kunonabi ----- genoun ----- US/Texas
Deps ----- YoungDeps ----- US/Ohio
Neoxon ----- NM248 ----- USA/Texas
Endless-Bravado ---- Endless-Bravado ---- US/Arkansas
Pookmunki - Pookmunki - UK
bob_la_blaw ---- Kleppinger ---- USA / NYC
By SAB CA:
SNK For getting Rid of Playmore! ;-) -- The Chinese Company that bought them for giving them money and not turning them into a cheap pRoN company --
Fersis for being the GAF face of KOF -- BadWolf for AWESOME Art-a-tars! -- Mexico
for the Sombreros -- Oda for never sleeping! Get some Rest now! Neo.G is there too!
-- Angel's Jacket for Forgetting it's buttons -- Leona's Military Outfitter for running out of
Fabric -- Hein for the Ketchup -- Dreamcancel, Orochinagi, And all the KOF
Communities that stay alive, even when the series is hibernating -- All the people who
have contributed meaningful stuff to the Discussion thread for SO long! It's been a joy
speaking with you all! -- SNK's AWESOME Sound Teams for making surprisingly
varied music! -- The Moon.