The King of Fighters XIV |OT| ¡VIVA REY DE DINOSAURIOS!

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Brought to you by
TizocKING OF DINOSAURS who got off his lazy ass to write the OT
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




Introduction
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.

Story
- 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.




The mechanics


Hellpockets KoF XIV Primer!

Controls:




Gameplay System:






The cast

There are 16 teams and 2 bosses available for play from the start. Movelists are also included for each character.



Team Japan

Kyo Kusanagi, Benimaru Nikaido, Goro Daimon


Official Invitation Team

Sylvie Paula Paula, Kukri, Mian


Team BrazilSouth America

Nelson, Zarina, Bandeiras


Team Yagami

Iori Yagami, Mature, Vice





Team KoreaKim

Kim Kap Hwan, Gang-il, Lu-ong


VIVA Team Mexico

Ramon, Angel, KING OF DINOSAURS


Another World Team

Nakoruru, Muimui, Love Heart


Outlaw Team

Xanadu, Chang Koehan, Choi Bounge




Heroic China Team

Shun'ei, Tung Fu Rue, Meitenkun


Team K'

K', Kula, Maxima


Ikari Warriors Team

Ralf Jones, Clark Steel, Leona's The Best


Team Geese

Geese, Billy, Hein





The Super Bogard Bros.Fatal Fury Team

Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard, _______


Ladies Team

King, Mai Shiranui, Alice



Psycho Soldier Team

Athena Asamiya, Kensou, Chin Gensai


Art of Fighting Team

Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia, Yuri Sakazaki


Bosses




SUB: ANTONOV

FINAL: VERSE





Media


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!)


Advanced Tech:



Juicebox vids:





Reviews: Official Review thread by OSHAN here!

PlaystationInsider: 8/10

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.




PSN matchmaking
MatchMaking Spreadsheet.[/B]
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




BONUS STUFF!


Avatars:

By SAB CA:




By BadWolf:





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.
 
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Cool OP! Crazy to think this game looks so good to play and lots of people wrote it off after the first trailer.
I liked KoF 14 before it was cool :V
Despite what gripes I have about it, it's KoF, it has Chang and Choi, and KING OF DINOSAURS. For me, it's the littest things that can turn me around on a game after some time.
I'm still against the decision to make Climax supers HCBx2 or HCFx2 for 90% of the cast.
 
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Great OT!

I've made a huge mistake in preordering at the EU PSN, so it's 3 more days until the game unlocks!!
Any chance they pull a surprise and release it day and date with the US release?
 
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There's a lot I don't like about this game, but I'm glad it exists and I hope it can become marginally successful so we get an even better Kof XV or even just fix all the stuff in an KoF XIV UM.
 
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I wanna be sold on this as I am a KOF fan, but I can't with those graphics. One of the reasons I loved KOF so much was because of the 2d graphics. But this... D:

Hopefully as more videos of gameplay are out and as the game gets polished, I will purchase it. Maybe when it hits the $20 mark :(
 

SAB CA

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You didn't add my moves list site Tizoc :(
PDFs suck, otherwise good job :)
Also didn't link Orochinagi's App they made. Just post the links here, and Tizoc will probably add it eventually! I wanted the OT open to the creations and ideas of KoF's community.

Madman's Cafe translated a recent Famitsu interview with the devs that covers a lot of interesting tidbits:
http://www.mmcafe.com/news/posts/10211.html
http://www.mmcafe.com/news/posts/10212.html


Also, I wrote up a series story outline that's a few paragraphs bigger than the XIV-specific outline in the OT, if anyone want to see that to catch up on series lore let me know.
I did wonder about adding more MMC's direct links to the OP, the interview translations have been great.

And I'd love to see the rest of what you wrote up, all I've seen are the snippets!