When new characters join KOF XV, SNK tends to release a short story and Bellamy interview alongside their debut, and Kim Kaphwan is no different. The official site updated with both. The Bellamy interview is an “in-character” means of seeing what place he’s in ahead of his debut. However, the story offers more insight into why he’s taking part in this installment’s tournament.
The Bellamy interview points out how this DLC is a bit different than others That’s because while some add-ons featured teams of characters appearing, two did not. Both Kim and Shingo Yabuki appeared on their own. So in the interview, “Kim” said “he’d be a fun choice” as a teammate.
As for the Kim Kaphwan KOF XV story, it begins with him in the moments after Gang-Il went with him there to train. Kim protected the villagers there from bears and took part in various exercises. He ended up getting his KOF Special Invitation Letter while there, and headed off to compete after he’d finished his preparations.
The King of Fighters XV is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the Kim Kaphwan DLC is out now. Some of the next DLC characters will be Sylvie Paula Paula, Goenitz, and Najd.