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King of Fighters XIV Roster Discussion thread. Leaked roster in first post

BadWolf

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Wasn't Yuri unable to special cancel her far standing B in the 36 character build? Seems like she can do it again now.

Mai has the highest rate of landing a Climax DM lol.

Guard cancel rolling to punish seems like a strong tool now. Doing block string into fireballs etc. seems like a bad idea, you can get punished with a combo if they GCR (since in XIV it no longer eats the opponent's inputs like in XIII). Saw some of the better players take good advantage of this.

Geese feels like a total badass in this.

This last thing is really significant, because it means you can cancel into DMs at easier /sensible points, without sacrificing the painful hits that should matter.
Sounds the same as XIII, some supers can land for full damage when cancelled (Leona, Iori, Shen etc.) while others have to be interrupted earlier (Kim, Takuma etc.).

And Zarina is definitely growing on me as well, there is so much spunk to her animation and she just looks fun. Guess I felt kind of down on Capo fighters after how Elena turned out in SF4 but Zarina is pulling me back in.
 

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What's up with the post modern stream setup + MegaTen IV not so subliminal advertising today lol

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Ah, they fixed it.
 

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-Panel starts with a history of the franchise
-They're working hard so that the 50 character roster is as balanced as possible.
-The favorite character of Oda is KING OF DINOSAURS (specifies he is not Tizoc), Watanabe's is Luong, Neo G's is Xanadu (says he says a lot of things that when you think about them they make sense but they actually don't), Ogura's is Sylvie.
-"After the Orochi and NESTS sagas a new chapter in the KoF saga begins"
-Story is set years after the Ash saga
-There will be something in the story people won't expect.
-They show off the premium edition. Artbook looks decently sized.
-"Really reworked the online from the ground up"
-They acknowledge the concerns over netcode and say not to worry. The powerpoint slide even said that the online is one of the most important parts.
-Artbook has 144 pages
-I think I heard about the premium edition soundtrack having new arrangements but I may have misheard.

-Garou coming to PS4/Vita and will be on the showfloor today
 

BadWolf

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-Panel starts with a history of the franchise
-They're working hard so that the 50 character roster is as balanced as possible.
-The favorite character of Oda is KING OF DINOSAURS (specifies he is not Tizoc), Watanabe's is Luong, Neo G's is Xanadu (says he says a lot of things that when you think about them they make sense but they actually don't), Ogura's is Sylvie.
-"After the Orochi and NESTS sagas a new chapter in the KoF saga begins"
-Story is set years after the Ash saga
-There will be something in the story people won't expect.
-They show off the premium edition. Artbook looks decently sized.
-"Really reworked the online from the ground up"
-They acknowledge the concerns over netcode and say not to worry. The powerpoint slide even said that the online is one of the most important parts.
-Artbook has 144 pages
-I think I heard about the premium edition soundtrack having new arrangements but I may have misheard.

-Garou coming to PS4/Vita and will be on the showfloor today
They asked what game SNK should do next and the crowd started chanting "CVS3!!!!" lol
Thanks man!
 
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Mind telling me what is written under vastly improved online?
"The online feature is the most important factor for the fighting game genre and its users. Based on the rich experience from the previous installments, KOF XIV will offer the most pleasant online and communication experience to the players via the Playstation 4's online [functionality? (having trouble reading that)]"
 

The Light

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Thanks for the details everyone!
Pretty cool that fighters are still getting demos released in this age.

Also cool that garou is coming to ps4 since it I can add it to the list of games I want to justify buying a ps4. Although like delsai i would've preferred real bout 2.

Can't believe the crowd started chanting cvs3 tho. Figured it be new fatal fury or samurai shodown chants.
 

BadWolf

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From Frionel:

-Neo G helped a lot for balancing, especialy the new characters since he arrived during the dev.

-Neo G input for the game was mainly leading the team and applying his own strict and precise management process.

-KOF XIV story is happening a few years after XIII and some really unexpected events will occurs during the tournament.

-The Mission mode contains a Trial Mode that makes you learn and try out combos!

-There will be arts, movies and soundtracks to unlock in Gallery Mode.

-They said that we don't have to worry about the online. They put a lot of efforts working on it. Oda invites us to try the online on day one.

-Metal Slug 3 on PS4/Vita success leads to Last Blade 2. They choosed LB2 because the series wasn't brought back since a long time.

-The Neogeo games released helped to build up SNK and Sony relationship for XIV development.

-Oda himslef doesn't own an original copy of Garou (too expensive). So he's glad he can own one with the PS4 version.

-Neo G was working on SF3 3rd strike when he slipped out of work to go to Garou MOTW location test.

-This is where Oda spot him and said "hey it's Neo G from Capcom". And Neo G ended up helping with Garou location test!

-KOFXIV is already gone gold for all territory.

-Story mode will contain the characters special introduction animations.

-Asking if CVS3 is a possibility : Neo G answers that if he has a chance, he'll be glad to do it.

-For the moment no other alternate costumes besides Kyo and Geese. But if the fans keep asking they may add some others.

-They are all discussing with Atlus, Deep Silver and Sony about a KOF world tournament tour.

-About ps3 sticks compatibility : Demo will not be compatible but the final release will have it!!!

-The demo will not have online feature, only local.
 

Mengetsu

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It's a shame no one is playing Last Blade 2 online so soon after release but, i will support these releases. Mark of the Wolves will be mine.
 

Brandon F

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-For the moment no other alternate costumes besides Kyo and Geese. But if the fans keep asking they may add some others.
Wow, really? Do fans really have to ask?
 

delSai

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It's a shame no one is playing Last Blade 2 online so soon after release but, i will support these releases. Mark of the Wolves will be mine.
At least in its first week Last Blade 2 was amazing to play online lol. Met a bunch of cool people, one of my favorite online experiences in a loooong time.
I bet Garou will be played longer.
 

The Light

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Legit shocked about not working on alternate costumes at the ready. That is leaving money on the table.

Also would be cool that they could get a world tour going, but i don't think sony would help with that.
 

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Not surprised at "No plans for a PC/Steam release". Would be a bad move to announce one now while they are focusing all the hype on the console release.

That said, I'm expecting it sometime after release!
 

Mengetsu

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I know it's been said to death but, this makes Capcom look like a joke in comparison...SNK guys looking at each mistake that SF5 has done going "Let's not do this or this or this."
 

SAB CA

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To me, local only demo is > Online only. I know I'm a small minority in that, lol.

I still play Garou on my X1, but good to see it coming to PS4 and VITA too.

A 7 chara demo is better than expected! Wonder who the 7 are. Great that it's free for all, would be a pain if it were digi-pre-orders only.

Hearing Udon is helping with the artbook is great. Real quality product, not just some cheesy pack-in bonus.

I like the Netcode answer well enough. Also glad to hear they have a team in place to make it better upon release. Much better than "Well... err... hope you like it! We're on to another game! ;)"

Legacy controller support sounds great too. SNK X LabZero Driver? That requires actually communication between them, right? XD Did MikeZ talk to them about Netcode during the time? LoL.

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WE'LL ALL BE PLAYING THE GAME AT HOME NEXT TUES! HARPY DAH IS HEAR SON!
 

Choppasmith

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I wonder what kind of movies will be in the gallery. Will story have pre-rendered cutscenes I wonder. That comment about unexpected story twist has me excited too!

I'm surprised people really want CvS3 so bad with how Capcom had been dropping the ball lately. I'd play it, but I'd much rather have an SvC sequel. Basically a 3D reimagining of SvC Chaos (unique roster with surprise choices in the bleak dystopian/post apocalyptic setting) with some of the gameplay of NGBC thrown in (2 on 2 tag, the far superior balance and mechanics)
 

TreIII

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I'm surprised people really want CvS3 so bad with how Capcom had been dropping the ball lately.
I'm not. EVO is still largely a FGC event, and the FGC is predominantly made up by Capcom fans. The nostalgia is certainly strong with that fanbase. So, it shouldn't be any surprise that the thing they most want from a rejuvenated SNK is...a new Capcom game.

Disclaimer: I say this, knowing full well I'd play the game too if it happened, even though I definitely agree with you in wanting a SvC that took over where NGBC left off.


In any case, I'm glad to read that the panel was well-received, and that we'll be getting our own demo soon enough. If it has King Dino, that would just make it that much better, because I think the poor guy is always going to be something most people will stay away form until the pressure of a "loke test" environment is off

Could you imagine if it retconned Sylvie into having been on NESTS team back in 2001 instead of K9999
It'd be cool, but it wouldn't work with Sylvie's current story where she was seen as worthless to the organization, and her powers only materialized recently. More than likely, they'll just have Angel say that she and Kula were teaming up with a "guy whose who name she couldn't even be bothered to remember" or something that effect.