At today’s The Game Awards 2021 stream, SNK has announced KOF XV is getting a new fighter named KROHNEN and will open its second open beta test starting December 17 at 7:00 PM PST until December 20 at 6:59 AM PST for PS4 and PS5. Just three months before it’s released on February 2022, anyone who participates in the second KOF XV beta test will be able to take on six different game modes:
- Casual Match
- Room Match, with the all-new Draft Vs system
As well as try out eight different playable characters, both veterans and newcomers to the series:
- Isla (new)
- KROHNEN (new)
- Antonov (Galaxy Anton Wrestling Team)
- Blue Mary (Secret Agents Team)
- K’ (TBA)
- Meitenkun (Hero Team)
- Terry Bogard (Fatal Fury Team)
- Ryo Sakazaki (The Art of Fighting Team)
While the mysterious newcomer KROHNEN’s true identity is still being kept secret, he looks like K9999 a member of the NESTS Team from The King of Fighters 2001. Complete with an arm that can transform into a variety of blades and even a weird-looking firearm. Watch KROHNEN gameplay sneak peek and second open beta teaser for KOF XV in the trailer below.
KOF or The King of Fighters first launched in 1994, featuring characters from SNK’s previous arcade hits series like Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting, Ikari Warriors, and Psycho Soldier. It took the fighting genre by storm and since then has become one of SNK’s leading fighting game series. Known for its large roster and high-octane 3-vs-3 team battle, the series has now reached 15 mainline titles. Its latest entry, KOF XV, will be released with 39 playable characters and new gameplay mechanics that will surely shake up the stage called Shatter Strike.
KOF XV, following its open beta, is due out for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, and Microsoft Store on February 17, 2022. Stay tuned at The Nerd Stash for more gaming and nerd updates.