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KOF XV Team Orochi Story Explains Chris, Shermie, and Yashiro’s Return

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Leading up to The King of Fighters XV debut, SNK published short backstories for teams on an official website. The first one for October 2021 explains something of a mystery. The KOF XV Team Orochi backstory not only explains why Chris, Shermie, and Yashiro are competing, but offers a brief explanation for why they’re suddenly back.

Editor’s Note: The KOF XV Team Orochi backstory includes spoilers for KOF 97.

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At the end of KOF 97, Chris, Shermie, and Yashiro took part in the tournament to resurrect Orochi. This led to the three dying in the process. The KOF XV backstory for the trio reveals that the three were in a dark space. That is, until they were ripped from it by hands. The three discuss what happened and how they will take advantage of it. After seeing Shun’ei’s image in a magazine, the group decides to do more at the next tournament. Though there is also some talk of getting the band back together.

In case you missed how the three fight, here are the KOF XV Chris, Shermie, and Yashiro trailers.

A few of these KOF XV short backstories appeared on the site so far. People can find out why Team Fatal Fury, Team Hero, and Team Sacred Treasures are all joining the fight.

KOF XV will appear on February 17, 2022 on the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.