The King of Fighters XIV Release Date Set for August, Full Launch Roster Confirmed

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SNK Playmore has announced (via Dengeki, and the game’s official website) the release dates for The King of Fighters XIV.

The upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive will launch on August 23rd in North America and on August 25th in Japan. The game’s entire 50 character playable roster has also been confirmed.

If you pre-order the game, you’ll obtain the “Classic Kyo” costume for Kyo Kusanagi. Japanese fans who get the first-run copy of the game will also get a bonus art booklet.

A bunch of new trailers were released to celebrate the game’s confirmed release, which you can view below:

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  1. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    April 25, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Alright I’m excited for this.
    If anyone got shit to say to sway me otherwise please let me know.

  2. Syndromic
    April 25, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Dammit, they didn’t add Yamazaki nor any of the Orochi team. I’m sorta underwhelmed.

  3. KissDisqus
    April 25, 2016 at 10:17 am

    The other orochi members are dead(mature and vice just like haunting people), but there’s still the ?/mysterious/hidden spots in the character selection team for Yamazaki

  4. KissDisqus
    April 25, 2016 at 10:18 am

    They best have a color edit option instead of the usual color swaps.

  5. Daryl Corey
    Daryl Corey
    April 25, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Athena and Mai look great in the character trailer. I swear though they ought to list Arcade mode as a feature as a dig at Crapcom

  6. Mr0303
    April 25, 2016 at 10:21 am

    The roster looks fine and a dedicated story mode is a great addition. With some luck we can get the game by the end of the year.

  7. Lezard Valeth
    Lezard Valeth
    April 25, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Yep i’m sold. looks cool and complete to me.

  8. ahhhaahhh
    April 25, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Hope this doesn’t get release no pc

  9. Evropi
    April 25, 2016 at 11:15 am

    The graphics look like late PS2/early Xbox 360 era.

  10. TheCynicalReaper
    April 25, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Not even remotely, mate. The graphics are a solid high-end PS3 and the framerate seems…well it seems PS3 tier also though I hope it lives up to what the PS4 can pull off.

    Anyway, this game looked like early 360 level “King Kong Movie Game” garbage when it first came out but now it’s actually gorgeous. Nothing like GGXrd but definitely better than street fighter.

    And I am interested in Tekken but the roster and the characters are honestly better in this title, though I wish we could get a cross-over with Tyranno V Kuma

  11. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    April 25, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Not too nuts about 3D fighters so Tekken isn’t particularly interesting to me.

  12. British_Otaku
    April 25, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    With them using 3D models to such a degree, we should be seeing a ton of costume options, but time will tell whether they become Tekken (100% free – tons of options), Dead or Alive (decent options – hundreds of dollars of DLC) or something else.

  13. TheMaverickGamer
    April 25, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    The hype meter is off the charts for this one. My only concern is netcode, but we won’t know about that until it launches. It looks like a blast otherwise.

  14. NukeA6
    April 25, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Why did they revert Kensou back to that meat bun-eating simp? He was much better playing Psycho Soldier.

  15. Chensaw
    April 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Why? That only means more people can enjoy it.

  16. 2501
    April 25, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Actually seeing how the gameplay is has really sold me on it, It’s 3D but the physics are great – no SFIV/V moon jumps and has that distinct speed and flow that KOF is known for.

    Really hoping for PC release.

  17. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    April 25, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Did you hear that? That’s the sound of SNK curb stomping Capcom.

  18. NeoStrayCat
    April 25, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Says you, KOF 98/02 UM’s and XIII were already on steam. >.>

  19. NeoStrayCat
    April 25, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Yeah, but I wonder how he’ll change in this.

  20. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    April 25, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    You upvote yourself? Oh yeah you are a troll.

  21. Sunny11
    April 25, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    He’s a troll lol, he says this same thing in many articles and upvotes himself

  22. Sunny11
    April 25, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Lol what nonsense its stable 60fps fighter.

  23. TheCynicalReaper
    April 25, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Is it? SFV isn’t

  24. Sunny11
    April 25, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Lol of your talking about the digital foundry video on the launch build that’s nothing like your exaggeration. In most stages and stuff they tried it was stable 60fps just in the one stage with lots of smoke etc going on and when both players activate their special effects it dropped to 59fps for a second then back to 60…wow.

  25. Chensaw
    April 25, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Oh lol i’m on my phone so i didn’t notice he upvoted himself.

  26. Bob Smith
    Bob Smith
    April 25, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    If they didn’t with XIII there’s no chance in hell that they will with XIV.

  27. Bob Smith
    Bob Smith
    April 25, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    He sounds like he lives a very fulfilling life. Must be a cozy basement.

  28. tccboss
    April 25, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Looking forward to this game. It looks fun, alot more fun the SFV.

  29. GamesGoodMeGood
    April 25, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Nakoruru! <3

    But her face looks kind of weird… :(

  30. GamesGoodMeGood
    April 25, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Also, there’s still a few characters to be revealed/seen in action, but I’m interested in seeing what Meitenkun from the China Team is all about…

    I hope this character is a female. You never know with SNK…

  31. NukeA6
    April 25, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    If you’re thinking Shion, blame the fans for that one. He was meant to be female but fans don’t think tiny breast women exist.

  32. Pooh Hardy
    Pooh Hardy
    April 25, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    i aint gonna retaliate by bashing tekken cuz i love that game

    but that ps2 joke has long died now.
    maybe bias is blinding you but you’re gonna tell me that Kof now looks worse than this?

  33. GamesGoodMeGood
    April 25, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    I most certainly did think of Shion as I wrote my comment. XD

    I think SNK went a bit over-the-top with the ‘androgynous’ atmosphere in KOFXIII (sorry, I’m just not a fan of these designs), which is why I’m glad the Ash saga is over.

    KOF has had some pretty good stories for a fighting game though. In my opinion the Orochi saga remains the best one; NESTS Cartel was interesting and created some staples such as K’ and Kula, not to mention having the best bosses (Krizalid, the Zeros and Igniz); and the Ash saga was meh (Mukai was cool though).

  34. GamesGoodMeGood
    April 25, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Street Fighter 4: the game that shows off the Monotone-Yellow colour palette.

  35. NukeA6
    April 25, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    The NESTS saga got me into KOF. I know it was a bad time for SNK but some of my favorites from their fighting games were made in that time.

    Since Falcoon is gone, I don’t think we’re gonna see a lot metrosexual fighters. Luckily, the worst of his designs stayed in the Maximum Impact games.

  36. ProxyDoug
    April 25, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    King looks so nice.

  37. TylorW
    April 26, 2016 at 2:06 am

    Not exactly. We can’t say for sure when this takes place, and Ash creating the time paradox that made him cease to exist could possibly be a reset button for the story. Who knows.