Adventure Planning Service announced its collaboration with SNK to add the fighting styles of Kyo Kusanagi and Mai Shiranui, popular characters from The King of Fighters franchise, to the tabletop ninja battle RPG Shinobigami. The company will distribute the collaboration datasheets for free at Game Market 2021 Spring, which will be held physically at Tokyo Big Sight on April 10-11, 2021. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]
Shinobigami is a tabletop RPG depicting battles between undercover ninja clans in modern-era Japan. Designed for around 3-7 players, a game session that creates a dramatic original story will run for a few hours. Each player will create a character who secretly belongs to one of the six default factions. They will take turns in interacting, fighting, or even bonding with other characters. Those who have the KOF datasheets for Shinobigami can incorporate Kyo’s ancient martial arts and Mai’s Ninjutsu into character repertoires.
This tabletop game is also available in English. The translated rule book is available for purchase digitally on itch.io and DriveThruRPG. However, an English translation of the KOF datasheets has yet to be revealed.
Both Kyo Kusanagi and Mai Shiranui have been confirmed in the roster for the upcoming mainline KOF title, The King of Fighters XV. SNK is currently working on the new fighting game with a 2021 release window.