The king of publishing niche Japanese games will be bringing The King of Fighters XIV stateside.
Atlus announced the partnership with developer SNK Playmore via a press release, and have since set up an official website for the game. The news isn’t totally surprising as both sides previously teamed up for 2011’s The King of Fighters XIII. A lot can change in five years, though, so North American fans will be glad to know that the anticipated fighting game will come out in 2016.
To celebrate the publishing agreement, Atlus released a brand new trailer for The King of Fighters XIV. It’s a short tease, coming in at less than a minute long, but you can watch it below:
While we have a few additional pieces of the puzzle now, there are still a few questions regarding The King of Fighter XIV‘s worldwide release. SNK Playmore previously announced that it will be publishing the game itself in its native Japan, but it still doesn’t have a European publisher. Last time the series saw a new entry, Rising Star Games distributed the game throughout Europe. Hopefully a deal will get worked out so European fans don’t have to wait.
The King of Fighter XIV looks to bring SNK’s legendary fighting game series back to 3D. The 3-on-3 fighting game will have a huge roster comprised of 50 playable characters. Old favorites such as Terry Bogard and Kyo Kusanagi will return, but 19 new faces are expected to debut as well. As far as new features go, the series will introduce a Party Battle feature that allows two teams of three players to battle cooperatively online.
We’ll have more on The King of Fighters XIV as the PlayStation 4 exclusive nears its 2016 release.