ICYMI: KOF XV Open Beta, PC Pre-orders, & New Trailer Details

Last week during the Game Awards, SNK revealed a brand new trailer for The King of Fighters XV which unveiled newcomer Krohnen as well as details on the second open beta test happening this weekend. Starting on December 17th, 2021 through December 20th, 2021, folks will be able to participate in online casual and room matches as well as offline versus and training mode. Only eight characters from the overall 39 playable characters will be available for this open beta and will be available exclusively for PS4TM and PS5TM consoles.

Check out the trailer and press release included below for additional information regarding the second open beta as well as PC pre-orders.

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Smashing Japanese fighting game series celebrates its return with pre-purchase options available now on Steam, Epic Games Store, and Microsoft Store

Osaka, December 10th – SNK CORPORATION is proud to announce that THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV, the next opus of the legendary fighting game franchise, is available for PC pre-order now on Steam, Epic Games Store, and Microsoft Store. Following yesterday’s Game Awards announcement, SNK has officially revealed the game’s price and fans are now able to pre-purchase THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV standard edition for $59.99. The game will be released on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation on February 17th, 2022.

Since its debut in 1994, the KOF fighting game series has been driving the world to new heights of excitement with its appealing characters and unique game system. Six years have passed since the last title in the series, and now KOF XV surpasses all of its predecessors in terms of graphics, systems, and online experience!

Catching up with the usual monthly character trailer roll-out, SNK has also unveiled Krohnen with a new trailer and announced a second open beta test phase for the PlayStation consoles starting on December 17th.

Source: Press Release


A total of 39 playable fighters at launch

Classic popular characters, heroes, and villains revived from the dead, new challengers, and more! The most epic dream match in KOF history is about to begin!

Easy and versatile online play

KOF XV features rollback netcode. There are also a variety of battle options that allow you to choose how you want to play!

KOF’s story reaches its climax

The latest KOF Saga continues from the previous title in Story Mode. This time, the story is coming to an explosive climax!

KOF XV is fully packed with content to enjoy

Includes a Gallery with movies and voice samples, and a new DJ STATION with over 300 popular songs from the KOF series and more.

The culmination of the series’ battle system

Inheriting the series’ traditional 3-on-3 team battle, KOF XV also features the exciting new “SHATTER STRIKE” mechanic. Enjoy an unprecedented sense of speed and hype fighting game action!