Pandemic Delays Push The King of Fighters XV Release to 2022

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The King of Fighters XV

Over the course of the many trailers we’ve shared for The King of Fighters XV, SNK has had the fighter lined up for release sometime in 2021. Those plans have changed as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, though, which has pushed the release window into Q1 2022

Producer Yasuyuki Oda shared a message: 

There are many fans who are anticipating the release of KOF XV in 2021, however at this point in time, we unfortunately have to announce that KOF XV will now be launching within the 1st quarter of 2022. 

The development timeline we set out to reach in the beginning has been affected by the ever-still rising cases of COVID-19 within Japan. We have made the ultimate decision in the end that the product’s quality must come first, and so with that decision comes an altered release window.

We sincerely ask for your kind patience and understanding as our development teams continue to work hard on KOF XV as we draw closer to its release.

This gives you plenty of time to catch up on all the character trailers:

Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia

Benimaru Nikaido



Iori Yagami

Joe Higashi

Kyo Kusanagi

Chizuru Kagura

Andy Bogard

Yuri Sakazaki

Terry Bogard

Yashiro Nanakase


Mai Shiranui



Leona Heidern

Ralf Jones and Clark Still

Blue Mary

Source: Press release


Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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