Well it wouldn't be their first time doing this. Art of Fighting characters should be older than their Fatal Fury counterparts (Geese Howard was his younger self in AOF2), yet they didn't age at all in KOF.I bet it's gonna be something dumb like he was pulled from the MOTW universe like the another world team
Holy crap, I've been waiting for Rock to return for so long.
Was there a reason they stopped including him?
So I guess DLC characters are not canon?
Previously they didn't want to include him out of respect for the Fatal Fury team, said they wanted to see him in Garou 2 before in KOF.
The current SNK seems to be of a different opinion it seems, though to be fair the current dev team is filled with old Fatal Fury team members (even Rock's original character designer is working on XIV).
If Nakoruru is canon...
Ah, I see. Interesting. Is the FF team separate from the KoF team?
Watching the trailer I understand why they saved this for last and why Oda was clearly frustrated because of the leak.
It scares me that oda said that this Rock will not be a low tier character, sice that reminds me of the DLC of KOF XIII where SNKP stated that thise characters will be stronger than tye regular cast (which actually was true)