New “Art of Fighting” Trailer for The King of Fighters XIV

SNK Playmore has shared a new trailer for The King of Fighters XIV.

Featured above, the new trailer introduces the Art of Fighting Team, which includes Ryo Sakazaki, Yuri Sakazaki, and Robert Garcia.

Here’s a brief synopsis for each combatant, via Atlus:

Ryo Sakazaki, Yuri Sakazaki, and Robert Garcia can most aptly be described as complete “dojo heads.” They’re all dedicated practitioners of the Kyokugenryu Karate style, and train under the tutelage of Mr. Karate himself, Takuma Sakazaki (who also happens to be Ryo and Yuri’s father). Ryo’s fighting style, just like his personality, is very stoic and strong. I mean you have to be if you’re next in line to be the master of your father’s dojo. On the other hand, the suave, and somewhat cavalier, Robert’s style of fighting is VERY kick oriented. Seriously, just watch the trailer. Lastly, Yuri’s fighting style is both cute and utterly unpredictable. Although she uses the most basic forms of Kyokugenryu Karate, she has adapted her fighting style to fit her fighting needs. Some moves might even look vaguely familiar…

The King of Fighters XIV is launching for PlayStation 4 in North America on August 23rd, followed by August 25th in Japan and on August 26th in Europe.

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  1. Neojames82
    June 2, 2016 at 1:26 pm


  2. Mr0303
    June 2, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    The conspiracy nut living in my head says that they put it in purely to antagonise Crapcom.

  3. Mr0303
    June 2, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Yuri’s light-handed bitchslaps were brutal.

  4. Offendatron_5000
    June 2, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    I miss the 2D days, purely for the color editor. Modding on Yuri to have only the gi on was a must.

  5. Luka ?( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀?)
    Luka ?( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀?)
    June 2, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Robert has a mustache



  6. ZappaJawaka
    June 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Damn straight!

  7. NukeA6
    June 2, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Exactly what I’m thinking. Yuri does have a habit of parodying Street Fighter moves with one of her supers anyway. Remember her Shun Goku Satsu?

  8. BlackVion
    June 2, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Eh, this has nothing to do with Capcom. Yuri has been slapping her butt for years.

  9. Kiryu
    June 2, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Lol Yuri buttslap.Was SNK trolling Capcom? ;)

  10. Kiryu
    June 2, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Hahaha,was my first thinking too.SNK trolling Capcom hard.

  11. Lex
    June 2, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Yuri has more character than the other two combined.

  12. GamesGoodMeGood
    June 2, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Even though it has nothing to do with Capcom, let’s see how this pans out. I imagine the same SJW whiners may try it on with the Yuri butt-slap based on what happened with Rainbow Mika.

    Angel, Mai and Luong are extremely sexualized as well.

    Which if the whining happens, they should be well and truly told to go and fuck themselves.

  13. Pico
    June 2, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Like most east asian girls

  14. GamesGoodMeGood
    June 2, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Yeah I know but in this case it looks really fucking extreme on Yuri.

  15. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    June 2, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    They might get more offended that female characters’ clothes get ripped when they are ko’d by a special or super. Either way, the response they should rightfully receive is what you suggested.

  16. GamesGoodMeGood
    June 2, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    lol, is that feature actually in this edition? If yes, top marks to SNK.

    And yes you’re absolutely right – that feature would most definitely trigger the spacktards and may even get it’s own articles in the likes of Kotaku and The Mary Sue.

  17. Galbador
    June 3, 2016 at 7:20 am

    So does Mika… even though, she was only in one game.

  18. Galbador
    June 3, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Yuri is my personal hero now. Thank you so much *bows with tears in eyes*

  19. Galbador
    June 3, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Better than a full beard and a flannel shirt ^_^

  20. Galbador
    June 3, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Only her hair. Very puffy and fluffy :)