‘Advance Strike’ Mechanic Knocks Down the Competition, Coming January 30 to THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV

The upcoming free update introduces a proactive, offensive mechanic to fend off throws and physical blows

OSAKA, Japan – January 26, 2023 – Today, SNK CORPORATION announced that THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV (KOF XV) will receive a free, significant update on January 30, 2024, introducing the Advance Strike mechanic. The Advance Strike allows players to perform more aggressive plays by protecting themselves against throws and attacks. The Standard Edition of KOF XV is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (Windows, Steam, and Epic Games Store) for $59.99/€59.99, and the Deluxe Edition for $84.99/€84.99.

Watch the Advance Strike video showcase here.

The Advance Strike causes a hard knockdown on hit, leaving players’ well-placed for more offense. This offensive move costs half a power gauge bar, but this is restored on both hit and block. Unlike the counterattack Shatter Strike, the Advance Strike grants a counter hitbox against throws partway through; if it lands while the counter is active, players’ opponents will crumple to the ground (and be prone to follow-ups).

KOF XV is the latest entry in SNK’s THE KING OF FIGHTERS fighting game series. Inheriting the series’ traditional 3-on-3 Team Battles, KOF XV introduces the Shatter Strike system that allows players to counter and defend against attacks. The game received critical acclaim for its vast character roster, team-based gameplay, and smooth online performance. For more information, visit the official website: https://www.snk-corp.co.jp/us/games/kof-xv/

Assets for THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV are available here.

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THE KING OF FIGHTERS, officially abbreviated as KOF, is SNK’s famous fighting game series. It’s known for its large cast of characters, innovative “team” system, with both original designs and characters from other SNK games. Developed in 1994, the long-running KOF series features 15 mainline titles and several spin-offs. For more information, visit the official website: https://www.snk-corp.co.jp/us/games/kof-xv/

Founded in 1978, SNK CORPORATION is a Japanese video game company headquartered in Osaka, Japan. SNK is an acronym of Shin Nihon Kikaku, meaning New Japan Project, and was the company’s legal name until it was shortened to SNK in 1986. SNK is best known for creating the Neo-Geo arcade system and several game franchises, including THE KING OF FIGHTERS, Metal Slug, Samurai Shodown, and Fatal Fury. SNK also helped publish games like Rage of the Dragons, World Heroes, Ninja Master’s, and Sengoku. Learn more about SNK CORPORATION by visiting https://www.snk-corp.co.jp/us/


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