Press release

DLC Characters from Team AWAKENED OROCHI join KOF XV in August of 2022

KOF ’98 UM FE will also release with rollback netcode on PlayStation®4 today

Osaka, Japan, June 21, 2022 – SNK CORPORATION (Corporate HQ: Suita-city, Osaka, Japan, Company President & CEO:Kenji Matsubara) is proud to announce the DLC Team AWAKENED OROCHI is coming to THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV in August of 2022.

The DLC Characters Orochi Shermie, Orochi Yashiro, and Orochi Chris join the fray. The three characters worked in the shadows to revive Orochi in KOF '97. Now they are back to form Team AWAKENED OROCHI and are now available in KOF XV!

13 DLC characters are coming in 2022, bringing the roster to a massive 52 playable fighters. In addition to TEAM GAROU (3 characters), OMEGA RUGAL, and TEAM SOUTH TOWN (3 characters) currently available, TEAM AWAKENED OROCHI will be available in August 2022. Combined with the 39 fighters in the main game, a total of 52 fighters are joining the fight.

Try out The Awakened Orochi Team in KOF ’98 UM FE, now with rollback netcode, releasing on PlayStation®4 today. THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98 ULTIMATE MATCH FINAL EDITION, a fully tuned-up version of KOF '98 which is still an immensely popular game in the KOF series, is finally coming to PlayStation®4. Based on KOF '98, this new "ULTIMATE MATCH" features a unique new "Ultimate Mode" system and game balance adjustments. Various game modes such as "Challenge Mode" and "Practice Mode" have also been added. In addition, this title adopts rollback netcode for its online matches. Online lobbies can accommodate up to nine players and features a spectator mode. Online functions have also been greatly overhauled, including a replay function for battles and settings for matchmaking conditions. Aim for the top by winning the ultimate battle between 64 popular characters from KOF's history!

KOF ’98 UM FE releases on PlayStation®4 digitally today for 14.99€. More information can be found here:<wbr />games/steam/kof98umfe

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV released for PlayStation, Xbox Series X|S and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store on February 17th 2022. The game is available in different editions, the Deluxe Edition features the KOF XV Team Pass 1 with the first six DLC characters. More information is available here:<wbr />games/kof-xv


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