King of Fighters XV Open Beta Begins Today on PlayStation

King of Fighters XV

Koch Media and SNK announced the King of Fighters XV open beta test begins today, exclusively on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

The King of Fighters XV open beta will feature cross-gen between both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, and combatants will be able to do battle offline in tutorial, training, or local versus modes. Online play (via Casual or Room match)will be available as well to test out Netcode, and you won’t need a PlayStation Plus subscription in order to play.

The following returning characters will be playable:

  • Shun’ei
  • Kyo Kusanagi
  • Iori Yagami 
  • Chizuru Kagura
  • Yashiro Nanakase
  • Shermie
  • Chris
  • Dolores

Out of the above, Dolores is a newcomer to the King of Fighters series.

The King of Fighters XV beta will be available starting tonight, November 19th at 7:00 p.m. PST; through November 22nd at 7:00 a.m. PST. You can queue up the PlayStation 4 version from here, or the PlayStation 5 version from here.

You can find the rundown (via Steam) below.

Transcend beyond your limits with KOF XV!

Since its debut in 1994, the KOF fighting game series has been driving the world to new heights of excitement with its appealing characters and unique game system. Six years have passed since the last title in the series, and now KOF XV surpasses all of its predecessors in terms of graphics, systems, and online experience!

All past heroes are back!

– A total of 39 playable fighters at launch!
Classic popular characters, heroes and villains revived from the dead, new challengers, and more! The most epic dream match in KOF history is about to begin!

– KOF’s story reaches its climax!
The latest KOF Saga continues from the previous title in Story Mode. This time, the story is coming to an explosive climax!

– The culmination of the series’ battle system
Inheriting the series’ traditional 3-on-3 team battle, KOF XV also features the exciting new “SHATTER STRIKE” mechanic. Enjoy an unprecedented sense of speed and hype fighting game action!

– Easy and versatile online play
KOF XV features rollback netcode. There are also a variety of battle options that allow you to choose how you want to play!

– KOF XV is fully packed with content to enjoy
Includes a Gallery with movies and voice samples, and a new DJ STATION with over 300 popular songs from the KOF series and more.

King of Fighters XV is launches February 17th, 2022 on Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store, and Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.

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