KOF XV will function the return of Heidern as a playable character. The new character trailer exhibits off the mercenary basic’s self-made assassination methods and includes a scene involving Blue Mary. Unlike the earlier King of Fighters XIV through which he appeared as a DLC fighter, Heidern shall be included as a base roster member.

Heidern has appeared in virtually each KOF game since his debut in KOF ’94. He is the chief of the Ikari Warriors mercenary group and the adoptive father of fellow fighter Leona Heidern. It’s at the moment unclear who Heidern’s teammates shall be, as his Ikari subordinates Leona, Ralf, and Clark are already in a crew of their very own.

The fighter’s character trailer exhibits off a lot of Heidern’s martial arts methods, together with his iconic Storm Bringer assault. The character can also be extra muscular in look compared to KOF XIV, although carrying a virtually similar uniform. Furthermore, the character trailer additionally options the soundtrack “Inspite of One’s Age ~Ver. Immortal~” — Heidern’s official theme from KOF 2002. Haruo Yamagishi will reprise his function as Heidern’s voice actor.

You can try the official KOF XV Heidern trailer beneath:

SNK revealed late final month that Okay’ would additionally make a return in KOF XV throughout Tokyo Game Show 2021. It additionally revealed a newcomer named Isla, who has particular entity “hands” that assist her battle. Character designer Tomohiro Nakata additionally commented on how Okay’s Ein Trigger has been modified to permit for higher follow-up strikes.

KOF XV will launch for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC through Steam and Epic Games Store on February 17, 2022.