SNK has announced that another legendarily irritating boss character is headed to the roster of its neat scrapper The King of Fighters XV — Goenitz, he of mythic wind abilities and boyband haircut, will be joining the roster as part of a free DLC update launching this summer.
Goenitz made his debut in the popular sequel The King of Fighters ’96, where he was presented as one of the antagonistic Four Kings of Orochi. Goenitz — or “Goenitz of the Wildly-Blowing Wind” — is typified by his graceful, carefree, and aloof movements, his ability to conjure powerful blasts of air on the fly, and his horrific chinstrap beard and undercut highlights combo. He is, in essence, the “father” of the Orochi-powered team of Chris, Shermie, and Yashiro, all of whom are already present in KoF XV.
You can check out a sneak peek at Goenitz in the video below, timed to 2:45.
The coming of Goenitz is one of a number of updates planned for the title’s new season. This week has already seen the return of veteran character Kim Kaphwan, who is now available to purchase as part of KoF XV‘s expansive roster. In addition, we can expect to see the ABSOLUTE MENACE Sylvie Paula Paula make her return in just a few months’ time, as well as the initial tests for cross-platform capabilities. We can expect three further characters to arrive in 2023, alongside new balance adjustments. All in, KoF XV is getting the best post-release support offered to an SNK release in many moons.
The King of Fighters XV is available now on PlayStation, PC, and Xbox Series X.