In October 2021, SNK showed off footage of Heidern in KOF XV. Now there are even more details about his next appearance. SNK Character Designer Tomohiro Nakata shared a statement on Twitter discussing how the character will work. In particular, he mentioned how Heidern’s projectiles will change this time. He also brought up how Stinger and Shooter Narnagel will differ.
Here are Nakata’s full insights about Heidern in KOF XV.
From the very beginnings of the KOF franchise, Heidern has always been there pushing the story along, and his position in KOF XV is no different as he plays a major role in this title as well!
Heidern is a zoner-type character known for his long-reaching normals and giant projectiles. In KOF XIV, his projectiles would down standing opponents, but that’s not the case anymore.
To balance that out, his heavy punch Stinger now hits crouching opponents and can even be comboed from. The EX-version can also combo off light normals if close enough, allowing you to get some extra damage in.
Also, his overhead attack Shooter Narnagel went from a 2-hit attack to a 1-hit, but his recovery has been dramatically reduced!
There are other changes that make him easier to get damage in, so please look forward to playing him when the game comes out!
KOF XV will appear on the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store on February 17, 2022.