At first, it was a bit difficult to confirm the reality of SNK Stream of ads, given the context of April 1st and the absurdity of some of the revelations—the King of Fighters XIII’s undo net code plus Samurai Showdown, and KOF ’96 opponent Goenitz bumping into the previously announced King of Fighters XV roadmap (for free, too). But it all happened, and some of the scheduled dates are earlier than we expected.
The publisher first set a release date for previously announced character Kim Kaphwan, who was announced as a returning character for KOF XV back in November, and revealed that Kim will conquer the toaster on Tuesday, April 4.
Meanwhile, Sylvie Paula, who was part of the starting roster for KOF XIV, is still heading towards its summer release as planned. What we get here is a few more seconds of her new in-game model introducing herself out loud using a megaphone to her signature Kawaii character modeled after the real-life singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.
As for the returning Goenitz, he will also join Paula this summer, but unlike her, he won’t require players to purchase any DLC packs or season passes.
Rollback Netcode probably needs no introduction to fighting players, but for beginners, it is a bit like a psychological crystal ball of online fighting games. It predicts players’ movements based on their input rather than waiting for the input to be translated into the game, which greatly alleviates latency and lag issues. Samurai Showdown will get this magical update this spring.
The King of Fighters XIII will not only receive a network code to undo, but also New version with a complete overhaul It’s called The King of Fighters XIII Global Match. This version will be released on PS4 and Nintendo Switch (previously available on PC, Android, PS3 and Xbox 360) sometime in the future.
The new sequel to Garou: Mark of the Wolves is apparently progressing well, with the teaser teasing the game with a new illustration and saying the game is “heavily in development”.
Last but not least, KOF XV will also host its own crossplay open beta test this spring, which will add crossplay functionality for all platforms (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC). An open beta test for KOF XIII: Global Match will also take place on PS5 in early summer.
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