There’s new insight into what’s happening in The King of Fighters XV. SNK revealed another team backstory. This time, it looked into why Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia, and King reunited to form Team Art of Fighting in KOF XV.
While the focus is on Ryo, Robert, and King, quite a few familiar faces appear during the KOF XV Team Art of Fighting story. Ryo and Robert reunite with Takuma and Yuri Sakazaki and Marco Rodrigues at the Sakazaki’s Kyokugen BBQ. Ryo appeared to bring up participating in the tournament. He ended up looking for team members, and his father volunteered/told Robert to join.
From there, it goes on to explain why King is a part of Team Art of Fighting in KOF XV rather than Yuri. Once King does come up, it also hints at her previous experiences in the series. Namely, she mentioned how she’d allied with Mai Shiranui in the past. (She often appears on team Women Fighters too.)
This is one of multiple KOF XV backstories to trickle out. The previous one talked about Chris, Shermie, and Yashiro returning as Team Orochi. And before that, we learned how Team Fatal Fury got back together.
KOF XV will appear on the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store on February 17, 2022.