King of Fighters XIV Game Introduces Teams K', Women Fighters in Videos

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Videos highlight final 2 teams before game's August 23 release in U.S.

SNK Playmore began streaming two new trailers for its PlayStation 4 fighting game The King of Fighters XIV on Thursday. The videos highlight the fighters that make up Team K' (K', Kula, and Maxima) and Team Women Fighters (King, Mai, and Alice). Team K''s music theme is "KD-SR" and Team Women Fighters' music theme is "Splendid Soldier."

The two videos are the final team videos. The company previously streamed videos for: Team Japan, Team Yagami, Team Fatal Fury, Team Art of Fighting, Team Kim, Team Villains, Team Official Invitation, Team South America, Team Mexico, Team South Town, Team China, Team Psycho Solider, Team Ikari Warriors, and Team Another World.

Video game news website Polygon additionally streamed a video featuring 24 minutes of gameplay on Thursday.

SNK Playmore and Atlus USA are partnering to release the game on August 23. The game will ship in Japan on August 25. Those who pre-order the game will receive a limited-edition steel book packaging. Those who pre-order the game will also get the "Classic Kyo" DLC costume.

The game received a playable demo in July that contains seven characters: Kyo Kusanagi, Iori Yagami, Mai Shiranui, Sylvie Paula Paula, King of Dinosaurs, Shun'ei, and Nelson. The demo has local versus mode available, and comes with a dynamic PS4 theme.

The game also has a "Burn to Fight" premium edition for US$79.99 that includes a steel book case, a 144-page art book, a three-disc soundtrack, and a collector's box.

The game will feature 50 playable fighters, including new characters to the franchise. The character roster includes: Nakoruru, Shun'ei, Luong, Nelson, Sylvie Paula Paula, Ryo Sakazaki, Vice, Kim Kaphwan, Athena Asamiya, Chin Gentsai, Choi, Tung, Geese, Goro Daimon, Mature, Joe Higashi, Hein, Yuri, Gang-Il, Xanadu, Mian, Zarina, Ramon, Meitenkun, Kensou, Love, Alice, Mai Shiranui, Bandeiras Hattori, Kyo Kusanagi, Iori Yagami, Leona Heidern, Chang Koehan, Andy Bogard, Billy Kane, Kula, King, Angel, Ralf, K', Benimaru Nikaido, Robert Garcia, King of Dinosaurs, Maxima, Clark Still, Terry Bogard, Mui Mui, and Kukri. Antonov also appears as a boss character.

There will be 16 different teams consisting of three characters each.

Sony stated that while the game visuals will feature 3D graphics, the game keeps the classic 2D gameplay. The game will also feature new multiplayer online modes such as the Party Battle mode. This mode will feature up to six people in an online battle (three players per team).

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