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King of Fighters producer: 'Arcades are dying down, so events like EVO Japan are great'

There was a massive presentation at TGS yesterday regarding fighting games, and Yasuyuki Oda (King of Fighters XIV producer) was in attendance. He dropped a ton of information on us, including news of a balance update, a larger ra...   read


King of Fighters XIV will get PS3 controller support with a day one patch

King of Fighters fans won't be left wanting for updates for XIV when it drops this week, as SNK has a day one patch already planned. Lead designer Hidetoshi Ishizawa has confirmed that not only will some characters be tweaked for ...   read

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King of Fighters XIV is getting a PS4 demo tomorrow

In yet another hot EVO announcement, Atlus (who is handling publishing duties for SNK) has revealed that King of Fighters XIV will be getting a demo on PS4 -- and surprise, it's out tomorrow. You of course won't get access to the entire 50-...   read

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King of Fighters' Mai joining the cast of Dead or Alive 5

Koei Tecmo has teamed up with SNK to bring a bit of King of Fighters crossover to Dead or Alive 5. As part of the annual Dead or Alive Festival this weekend in Tokyo, developer Team Ninja revealed plans to bring Fatal Fury and Kin...   read

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Meet the all-new characters of King of Fighters XIV's Team Official Invitation

This latest trailer introduces Team Official Invitation members Sylvie, Kukri, and Mian. These guys are three of the nineteen brand new characters featured in the game's full, 50-fighter roster. Despite abandoning the visual style of ...   read

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I still hate King of Fighters XIV's 3D models, but it plays amazingly

As a long time fighting game fan who has invested heavy numbers of hours into Street Fighter and Tekken, King of Fighters is one of those series that I've always enjoyed watching at a competitive level, but always felt a little daunted to j...   read

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Meet King of Fighters XIV's Team Kim

The end of an era continues as King of Fighters goes full 3D with its character models. There's going to be 50 fighters, 19 new, which I assume is because the 3D models are easier to work with than drawing sprites. With all those character...   read

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King of Fighters XIV

Deep Silver will publish King of Fighters XIV in Europe

King of Fighters XIV didn't have a European release secured for its August worldwide launch, but that has changed as of today. Deep Silver swooped in and is targeting an August 26 release date, which is a day after Japan, and three days aft...   read

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King of Fighters XIV is just as fast as past games, this comparison video claims

The new visual style for King of Fighters XIV has led a lot of people to claim that the game looks slower than past games, but this new comparison video from Orpheus Santos aims to prove otherwise. Taking bits and pieces from 2002 ...   read

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King of Fighters 2000 coming to PS4 next week

SNK isn't screwing around with its comeback. On top of a brand new King of Fighters and an enhanced port of The Last Blade 2, the studio is bringing the The King of Fighters 2000 to PlayStation 4 in North America next Tuesday, May 3, t...   read


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King of Fighters XIV launches in August

[Update: The game will be released in the Americas, South Korea, and Hong Kong on August 23.] King of Fighters XIV is coming to Japan on August 25, SNK Playmore just announced.  Atlus USA (or Sega) will be releasing the PlayStation 4-...   read

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Atlus is localizing The King of Fighters XIV

Atlus is bringing The King of Fighters XIV to the Americas later this year on PlayStation 4. This is the first game in the main series that ditches sprites and instead opts to go fully 3D, as the Maximum Impact spinoffs were in 3D pre...   read

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King of Fighters XIV adds four characters including the King of Dinosaurs

Over at the PlayStation Blog, four more characters were confirmed for the King of Fighters XIV roster. The standout is series newcomer King of Dinosaurs, whose name parallelism with the series title is only topped by the fact that he's a lu...   read

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Aw man, Benimaru is in King of Fighters XIV

SNK's King of Fighters XIV is still in development, and we've been getting sparse updates as of late. But thanks to this new trailer, we now know that K', Robert Garcia, and Benimaru are in. There's still no set release date, but the d...   read

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New pachinko laws pushed SNK back to games

Six years after its last major release, SNK Playmore is getting back to its roots as a game studio. In 2015, SNK made a surprising about-face. Not only did the Neo Geo company announce a new entry in the King of Fighters series after spendi...   read

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This Humble Neo Geo Bundle is real tempting

This week's Humble Bundle woke me right the hell up. It's a smorgasbord of great SNK titles! Pay what you want: Art of Fighting 2 Fatal Fury Special King of the Monsters Metal Slug 2 Samurai Shodown II Sengoku 3 The King of Fighters 2000 B...   read

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Andy Bogard is confirmed for King of Fighters XIV

So, I'm going to level with you from the start, I know nothing about King of Fighters as a series. I know it's a fighting game series, and I know that King of Fighters XIV looks pretty unimpressive visually right now compared to its modern ...   read

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King of Fighers XIV may look ugly, but the mechanics seem fine so far

We don't have a whole lot of information regarding King of Fighters XIV, outside of the fact that it has a severely downgraded set of visuals, but based on this comparison video (with XIII), it seems mechanically sound. There is one last g...   read

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Black Desert

Black Desert, that Korean MMO, is getting a King of Fighters costume

You may recognize the name Black Desert from its insanely detailed character creation tool. At this point though my interest has transcended mere avatar construction, and I want to play the damn thing. My interest has been further piqu...   read

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Chang and Leona return in King of Fighters XIV

After revealing King of Fighters XIV at Tokyo Game Show in September, SNK Playmore showed off the fighting game again today at a Sony Computer Entertainment press event in South Korea. The morsel of new footage shows off a couple familiar f...   read

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King of Fighters XIV coming to Japan in January

Hey King of Fighters fans, King of Fighters XIV just got announced at Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference with a reveal trailer and a Japanese release date of January 21 2016. So, who's excited to fight even more kings? That's what Kin...   read

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Video games are dead

Someone besides Konami wants to turn gamers into gamblers

"Our company is a Pachinko Slot maker, but we're also video game developers. We'd like to work hard to make video game fans into Pachinko Slot fans," said a SNK Playmore rep at a Beast Busters Pachinko slot press conference recently.  ...   read

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Rhythm of Fighters

Download SNK's The Rhythm of Fighters before it's delisted

We've got less than a week to download The Rhythm of Figthers - SNK Original Sound Collection before SNK Playmore removes the game from the Apple App Store and Google Play. The company thanked fans for their support but did not offer an exp...   read

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Review: The Rhythm of Fighters

Over the past few decades, SNK has created a vast stable of memorable characters and franchises. I remember going into an arcade as a child for the first time and spending $10 on Fatal Fury, finding the fighters there more appealing in many...   read

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King of Fighters Rhythm

That King of Fighters rhythm game is out now on iOS and Android

A rhyhthm game based on various franchises from the SNK world (most notably King of Fighters) is a thing, and it's dropping on iOS and Android this week. The base app is $0.99, with extra songs available via in-app-purchasing (mobile DLC). ...   read

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