The King of Fighters XIV Ultimate Edition Announced, Launches January for PlayStation 4

The King of Fighters XIV Ultimate Edition

SNK Corporation have announced 3 vs. 3 fighting game The King of Fighters XIV Ultimate Edition for PlayStation 4, along with a release date.

The King of Fighters XIV launched in 2016 on Windows PC (via Steam) and PlayStation 4. As stated in the press release, the Definitive Edition promises to feature all 8 DLC characters (for a total of 58 characters), ten DLC costumes, and 10 PlayStation 4 home themes.

The King of Fighters XIV Ultimate Edition launches digitally January 7th in Europe, January 20th in North America, and Spring 2021 physically on PlayStation 4. The game will retail for $39.99 USD/€39.99 EUR. It should be note the PC version has an Ultimate Pack DLC, which includes the DLC characters and costumes, along with a digital artbook and soundtrack.

You can find the announcement trailer below.

You can find an abridged rundown on The King of Fighters XIV (via Steam) below.

KOF XIV is the newest entry in the acclaimed THE KING OF FIGHTERS series of fighting games. Lead by veteran creator and FATAL FURY creator Yasuyuki Oda, KOF XIV takes the iconic gameplay that the series is known for while implementing new 3D visuals, a first for a mainline entry in the series! Featuring a robust roster of 50 characters in the base game along with 4 DLC characters, including both returning fan favorites and new characters, this entry is perfect for veterans and newcomers alike!



・58 Fighters: One of the largest character rosters ever in the KOF Series!
In addition to the original roster of 50 characters, 8 DLC characters join the fight! Iconic characters as well as new challengers duke it out in KOF XIV STEAM EDITION for epic battles.

・New Chapter: A brand New Kof Saga!
The KOF Series’ storyline has been continuing over the OROCHI, NESTS, and ASH sagas. KOF’s rich story has NOT finished, and returns in a brand new exciting story arc with KOF XIV STEAM EDITION.

・3-on-3: KOF’s traditional game system is back!
Select your favorite 3 fighters from the game’s robust character roster, and fight to victory via KOF’s traditional “3-on-3 TEAM BATTLE” game system.

・A Plethora Of Game Modes
KOF XIV STEAM EDITION features a large variety of game modes such as STORY MODE, VS MODE, and a GALLERY MODE for the best KOF experience ever.

・PARTY BATTLE: A new fighting game experience
Duke it out with as many as six people (three players on each team) in VS Online “PARTY BATTLE”! Feel the heat of an authentic fighting game tournament experience.

・RUSH: A new feature aimed at easing beginners into the battle system
The newly introduced “RUSH” feature allows even novice players to perform combos by pressing Light Punch repeatedly.

・Climax Cancel: Ultimate Combos!
The combo system has evolved in KOF XIV, allowing players to execute a CLIMAX SUPER SPECIAL MOVE from a SUPER SPECIAL MOVE in the same combo for astonishing damage.

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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