PlayStation 4

The King of Fighters XIV Introduces Newcomer Antonov, Getting A Demo On July 19



SNK Playmore had several announcements to make this weekend for EVO 2016, where we got to see newcomer billionaire Antonov, a date for its upcoming demo, and new trailers.


A villainous eccentric billionaire/man-mountain who bought the rights to the King of Fighters brand in order to host a new tournament. The self proclaimed “One True King of Fighters” has an array of devastating strikes and bone-crunching grappling that will make him a tough opponent to face. I mean, anyone who sports glorious mutton chops and wears a championship belt during a fight must be near unbeatable right?


Following is a look at the story trailer for The King of Fighters XIV.


As for the demo, it will be available on the PlayStation Store worldwide on July 19 for the Americas and Europe and July 20 for Asia. Players will get to test drive seven characters out of Kyo Kusanagi, Mai Shiranui, Iori Yagami, Sylvie Paula Paula, King of Dinosaurs, Shun-ei, and Nelson. The demo won’t have online functionality, but local versus mode will be available. Additionally, the demo will include a free dynamic PS4 theme.



The standard edition of the game will go for $59.99/CA$79.99 at launch. Pre-orders and a limited number of launch editions will arrive in the special SteelBook case as shown above. A Classic Kyo costume DLC will also be free to all players a week after launch.



And finally, The King of Fighters XIV’s “Burn to Fight” Premium Edition will also be available for $79.99/CA$99.99. It contains the following:


  • SteelBook® – The game disc will be encased in a collectible SteelBook® emblazoned with the series’ fiery mainstay, Kyo Kusanagi, literally burning to fight.


  • Art book – This 144-page art book will be filled with original character/stage drawings from throughout the series.


  • 3-Disc Soundtrack – Those looking for an audio fix will be able to enjoy a three-disc soundtrack (housed in a gorgeous Mai Shiranui illustrated case) comprised of 60+ electric songs worthy of the greatest fighting tournament in the world.


  • Collector’s Box – All the above items will be packaged in a scorching box adorned with familiar characters.


The King of Fighters XIV will release in North America on August 23, Japan on August 25, and Europe on August 26, 2016 for PlayStation 4.

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