Deep Silver and SNK are delighted to announce the release of the highly anticipated fighting game, THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV (*KOF XIV) in Europe as well as the wider PAL region. Continuing it’s 20+ year fighting legacy, KOF now bursts onto the next generation for the first time in KOF XIV. It will be available exclusively for console on PlayStation®4, for €59.99 / £49.99 at Retail and Digital.

KOF XIV returns with 19 additional playable characters, meaning a playable roster of 50 in total to choose from. Furthermore, the traditional 3-on-3 BATTLE SYSTEM is enhanced in KOF XIV, pushing its gameplay to the next level. Up-to six friends can now take the fight online in PARTY BATTLES, with the option for six extra players to spectate, all over the vastly improved netcode.
New EX special moves in the improved ‘MAX Mode’ and the possibility to chain Super Special Moves together using the ‘CLIMAX CANCEL’, offer even more ways to unleash devastating combos. The newly included ‘RUSH’ feature adds simplified combo inputs for novice fighters, making KOF XIV one of the most accessible titles in the franchise to date. Additionally a new saga unfolds in KOF XIV’s single-player story mode, ensuring the story continues in a brand new tale. 
On top of this, SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION proudly announces that SNK will hold the “KOF XIV WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP” for “THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV”. “THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP” is an event in which SNK will invite the top players for “KOF XIV” around the globe, and the world’s strongest “KOF XIV” player will be determined. The event is planned to be held in early 2017, with more details around the event to follow in the near future.

· 50 fighters battle it out in one of KOF’s biggest rosters! 31 returning fighters join the tournament with 19 additional new characters!
· Climax Cancels: KOF’s trademark special move mechanic has deeply evolved in KOF XIV. Now chain your special moves together to create ultra-destructive combos! 

· Improved MAX Mode: MAX mode returns deadlier than ever! Unleash EX specials to enhance your attacks and execute even deadlier moves. 

· PARTY BATTLE Mode: Duke it out together with up-to 12 players in the online “PARTY BATTLE” mode! Fight alongside your friends in 3-on-3 versus battles and use the built-in chat features to cheer your team on! 

· Enhanced Online Modes: Create a KOF XIV profile to easily join the action online and fight on the vastly improved netcode. Train with friends in the ‘Online Training’ mode, or spectate battles and capture replays to analyse fights.

· A New KOF Saga: Set several years after the last KOF tournament, KOF XIV continues the tale in the robust single-player story mode. Turned into a worldwide business, individuals and companies partake in a new KOF tournament on a grand scale that could decide the fate of the world!


Platform: PlayStation® 4 

Release: 26th August 2016 

Developer: SNK 

Label: Deep Silver 

Genre: Fighting 

Players: 1-2 (offline), 1-12 (online – 6 in each match, plus 6 spectating) 

MSRP: Digital + Retail – €59.99 / £49.99 

Languages: Japanese (VO), EFIGS (Text) 
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