Recently, Travis from NIS America appeared on fighting game weekly tournament Weds Night Fights to talk about SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, and he answered several questions about the upcoming game.
- According to Travis, this game is SNK’s approach to a more approachable King of Fighters, in a stress-reliever sort of way.
- The execution of attacks is simplified into a Light Attack and Heavy Attack button, and special attacks are done all on one button with directional inputs like Super Smash Bros.
- The Dream Finish (the finishing attack) attacks are mapped to R1 by default. Most characters have two of them, either by pressing R1 or Down + R1.
- Auto-combos are not the most optimal way to play.
- The green bar at the top is the life bar. Health is shared between both characters. The rainbow bar is the special meter, and Dream Finishes cost four sections of meter to use. The character in the background charges their special bar automatically. When characters use specials with no special meter, they have reduced effects, so that’s when characters should switch out.
- The cap on the special meter goes up as health goes down, giving the losing power a way to come back easier. Also, switching characters mid-combo costs special meter.
- There is a bit of emphasis on air combos. There is a dedicated Throw button, and Throws can be done on the ground or in the air. Sweeping have been taken out entirely.
- New to SNK Heroines is an optional item feature, where items with various effects can be picked up by attacking yellow glowing orbs. These are activated with the right stick, and are on by default. They add a bit of unpredictability to the game, and Travis recommends keeping them on.
- When a character gets into critical health, an SP icon comes up, and this lets players use a special from the character currently in the background. (Eg. If Mai is in the background, the SP item will send one of her fans across the screen.)
- For online mode, there are traditional lobbies and also quick matches. Four people can play together locally in 2v2 mode, and players can also team up with friends online as well.
- Travis hints that there may be a guest character in the game. SNK also knows that Miss X from SNK Gals’ Fighters is highly requested by fans.
- There will be Story, Tutorial, and Training Modes in this game.
You can see the full video down below:
Finally, the developers of SNK Heroines will have a panel at PAX East on April 6, and another character will be revealed there.
Previously, we reported on the game getting an arcade version in Japan. SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy releases on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Summer 2018, and now also has a confirmed arcade version.