It brings me great personal joy to type this collection of words out; reality is crashing in upon itself in a way I never expected. Also, I’m going to kick somebody in the face as Becky Lynch in a King of Fighters game. SNK and Netmarble revealed the first set of characters included in the WWE King of Fighters ALLSTAR collaboration event. It looks like six characters in total will eventually appear, but the starting three are Becky Lynch, Kofi Kingston, and The Undertaker.
Meet your next challengers! Kofi Kingston, Becky Lynch, and The Undertaker. Are you strong enough for these Superstars? @WWE @TrueKofi @BeckyLynchWWE #theman @undertaker #WWE #KOFALLSTAR pic.twitter.com/7cxL6okAZC
— The King of Fighters ALLSTAR (@playkofallstar) May 11, 2020
This was all revealed in a new trailer showing in-game footage of all three wrestlers. Kofi Kingston and Becky Lynch look like their current selves, and of course The Undertaker is an undead wrestling necromancer-slash-cowboy biker, so his appearance defies time as we understand it. If the previous Tekken collaboration is any indication, acquiring these characters will involve a mix of premium purchase, gacha rolling, and things like a roulette. (That’s how I managed to get Paul.)
The WWE collab is coming on May 14, 2020 as part of a larger update to King of Fighters ALLSTAR. On the event’s website, it seems like the marquee new feature is a revision to the game’s summoning systems. More details may be filled out on the site, but since the event is only days away, it might also be wise to download King of Fighters ALLSTAR if you’re curious about this unexpected crossover.
The King of Fighters ALLSTAR is available for compatible Apple iOS and Android mobile devices.