World Premiere Tour Announced for The King of Fighters XIV

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SNK Playmore has revealed a World Premiere Tour for The King of Fighters XIV.

The new series of tournaments and events will span the entire globe, beginning at this year’s EVO. Fans can expect the various events to show off all 48 characters (save two bosses from its complete 50).

Here’s the entire schedule for any fans wanting to check the game out:

  • EVO 2016 – Las Vegas, USA –  July 15th-17th
  • BIFAN 2016 –  South Korea – July 22nd-24th
  • ChinaJoy 2016 – Shanghai, China – July 28th-31st
  • ACGHK 2016 – Hong Kong, China –  July 29th-August 2nd
  • PlayStation Gaming Festival in Taipei – Taipei, China –  August 5th-7th
  • Summer Jam X – Philadelphia, USA – August 19th-21st
  • SNK Playmore Event – Osaka, Japan – August 20th
  • SNK Playmore Event – Tokyo, Japan – August 21st

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

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  1. NukeA6
    July 13, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    No love for Mexico? I don’t live there but KOF is popular over there.

  2. Mr0303
    July 13, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    B-b-but I thought that you have to release the game in alpha form in order to make all the tournaments.

  3. TsukuyomiMagi99
    July 13, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    SNK does what Capcom doesn’t. SNK has balls.

  4. Yabloko Molloco San
    Yabloko Molloco San
    July 13, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Please Samsho 5 Special, Garou, Metal Slug XX, Fatal Fury Special, Twinkle Stars Sprites 2 and Doki Majo for PC pls, SNK. Pls.

    And Garou 2 when.

  5. Esura
    July 13, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    In Capcom’s case they had to. Well…they didn’t “have to” in the sense that someone put a gun to their head or something but considering how big of a deal they made of getting hardcore into e-sports with Capcom Pro Tour I guess they considered releasing the game how it initially released to meet CPT obligations was worth the negativity.

    I mean…SFV is going to be on ESPN…so…yeah…

  6. Matz
    July 14, 2016 at 2:14 am

    Maybe because there isn’t any big event here in Mexico the next 2 months (as far as I know) and not any big sponsor to pay for that

  7. Mr0303
    July 14, 2016 at 7:36 am

    They could’ve released it just before EVO with some more content and avoid some of the backlash, but I guess it remains to be seen if it was worth it for them.

  8. Esura
    July 14, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    That wouldn’t work as they would’ve essentially skipped Capcom Pro Tour all this year. Capcom themselves seem relatively unfazed by it as I imagine they’re probably getting quite a bit of dosh from the e-sports push they’re doing with SFV.

    What I am annoyed about in all this is how quick they’re able to patch and fix everything that could hinder it at EVO, Cammy’s nipples, Ibuki’s throw glitches among other character glitches and everything but take their sweet time fixing other aspects of the game (not adding Arcade, just other issues within in the game as it is now). After EVO, they better get the ball rolling as they wont have that as excuse to fall back on anymore for taking their sweet time on shit.

  9. Mr0303
    July 14, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    It remains to be seen if their strategy will pay off. SFV’s initial sales were quite underwhelming and I think the lack of content will push away the casual crowd. They may come up with a Super edition, which might draw in some people.