SNK Playmore Corp. this week previewed The King of Fighters XIV for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 4.
The preview build held a large roster of characters, including franchise staples Terry Bogard, Kyo Kasanagi, Mai Shiranui, and new franchise opponents like Nakoruru and Luong.
Controls were quick and tight akin to prior entries despite new 3D character builds. In addition, move sets and supers were easy to execute and build toward combo execution.
The graphics engine is strong at 60 frames-per-second. Backgrounds include signature KOF bystanders and finer details with three-dimensional structures. The sound engine is solid with classic SNK tunes and laid back jazz tracks.
The King of Fighters XIV will include three vs. three team matches and 50 new and veteran characters.
The final game will include online versus functionality.
It will be sold Aug. 23.