Time to Step Back Into the Ring -- King of Fighters XIV Releases Today
Today, ATLUS releases King of Fighters XIV (KOFXIV) for the PlayStation 4. This marks the series first entry on current consoles. It has been 5 years since the last installment.
Developed by SNK, the KOF series began in 1994 with The King of Fighters '94. The original idea was to feature fan favorite fighters in a cross-over title. The dream match idea then saw the creation of new characters in that universe. After gaining popularity, the franchise saw yearly releases until 2003. With their twelfth entry, SNK created new sprites for the cast. The thirteenth game featured a larger cast, strategic gameplay and ended the ASH story.
KOFXIV is considered to a return to form for the series -- with a new story, 19 new characters, new mechanics, and etc. SNK has also been proactive with a shift in their business model to reflect this as well.
Fighting game fans can purchase The King of Fighters XIV at both retail stores and via the PlayStation Network today.