King of Fighters 15: Release Date, Character Roster, Omega Edition, and Everything You Need to Know

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The next entry in the hugely popular King of Fighters series is set to arrive very soon. SNK's hugely popular fighting game has a storied history, having first launched way back in 1994. Six years have passed since the last title in the series, but pretty soon it'll be time for King of Fighters 15 to enter the arena.

With the likes of DNF Duel also coming out in 2022, not to mention a possible reveal for Street Fighter 6, it could get very interesting for fighting game fans. If however, you're more loyal to SNK's brand of brawler, then read on, we'll tell you everything you need to know about KoF XV.

Latest News

01 February 2022 -

SNK revealed the first six DLC characters, divided into two teams, as part of the King of Fighters 15 roadmap. Team GAROU will release on March 2022, while Team SOUTH TOWN debuts in May 2022. Both teams are available to purchase as part of Team Pass 1. Two more teams will release within Team Pass 2.

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Here's all of the DLC characters confirmed so far:

Team GAROU

  • Rock Howard
  • Gato
  • B. Jenet
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Team SOUTH TOWN

  • Geese Howard
  • Billy Kane
  • Ryuji Yamazaki
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27 January 2022 -

Anyone who pre-orders the game (Physical or Digital) will get a special costume for Terry Bogard.

Now players have been given their chance to see the 'Garou: Mark of the Wolves' DLC outfit in question, with a new trailer. Take a look, just below:

Release Date

King of Fighters 15 is set to release on February 17th, 2022 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Windows 10, Steam, and the Epic Games Store.

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Gameplay Features

KOF XV has plenty of new features, but the return of the series' classic 3v3 battle system is likely to be a fan favourite. There's also a new gameplay mechanic called 'Shatter Strike' which will enable players to counter enemy attacks. Combos will also get a refresh, thanks to a new 'RUSH' function allowing for combos to be carried out by rapidly pressing attack buttons. "All these features, including revamped and vibrant special moves, will ensure fights in this game feel more explosive than ever" SNK promises.

Fighting game enthusiasts will also be pleased to know that the game will launch with rollback netcode for minimal latency issues and lag.

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Character Roster

King of Fighters 15 has 39 playable characters in total, including classic popular characters and resurrected fan favourites. All 39 have now been revealed, and if you click the link above you can take a look at the complete roster of fighters available at launch.

Although, we already know that the game intends to add plenty more characters via DLC in the future.

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PC System Requirements

If you're planning to play King of Fighters 15 on PC, you'll want to make sure you've got the right system requirements to actually run the game. Here are the full system requirements for King of Fighters 15, as listed on Steam:

MINIMUM

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 65 GB available space
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  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 65 GB available space
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Omega Edition Pre-Order

If you feel like pushing the boat out for the release of King of Fighters 15, you could always opt to pre-order the games OMEGA edition, and grab all those sweet extras. Of course, you'll have to pay for the privilege, as the OMEGA edition will set you back £79,99. In return, the OMEGA Edition contains the following:

  • Main game
  • 3 lithographs
  • Soundtrack
  • 119-page artbook
  • Special slipcase
  • Team Pass 1 (Team DLC 1 & Team DLC 2)
  • Terry “Garou: MotW” DLC Costume
  • Leona “Classic Leona” DLC Costume
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In the UK The King of Fighters Omega Edition is only available from GAME Stores and game.co.uk.