The subsequent DLC fighter for The King of Fighters XV arrives subsequent week. The newest announcement from SNK confirmed that the primary DLC fighter for Season 2 of KOF XV is Shingo Yabuki. He joins the playable roster on January 17, 2023.
The firm additionally launched a trailer for Shingo Yabuki in KOF XV to present followers a style of what he’ll be like.
In KOF XV Shingo Yabuki wears a modern observe swimsuit in blue, black and white. It’s a distinction from the extra college uniform-derived look he’s sported since his debut in The King of Fighters ’97. Players who receive the DLC may also unlock a second costume for Shingo based mostly on his authentic look. In play Shingo is a robust “rushdown” character, closing distances rapidly and making use of stress aggressively with quick combos.
Originally conceived as a light-hearted comedian foil to KOF major character Kyo Kusanagi, Shingo admires Kyo, treating him like a superior. Some of his strikes even mimic Kyo’s combating fashion, although with out the identical supernatural mastery of fireplace. Shingo grew to become a Kyo fan after watching the KOF ’96 event on TV, and commenced following his “idol” round as soon as he discovered they studied on the identical college. Initially appearing as a mere gofer for Kyo, Shingo obsessively studied Kyo’s strikes, training day by day to be able to someway replicate Kyo’s pyrokinesis. He acquired a pair of combating gloves from Kyo after his debut in KOF ’97, and has worn them ever since. Even after a dressing up change in KOF XV, Shingo Yabuki nonetheless prominently shows the identical gloves.
The King of Fighters XV is obtainable on the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Shingo arrives on January 17, 2023.