The King of Fighters XIV Game Review Gameplay Trailer Screenshots:
Oda said in an interview with 4Gamer that the main goal for this title is to make it “the easiest to play” of the series. According to him the two major reasons for making the transition to 3D is to adapt to high-end machines and give 3D experience to SNK so they can compete in the console market again. He thinks it’s difficult to properly convey the KOF cast’s charm in 3D but expects the models to continue improving from its initial revealing. Oda hopes to cater to fans of KOF ’98 KOF 2002 and KOF XIII with this game’s mechanics. He aspires to improve the online matchmaking for this entry.
The King of Fighters XIV Game Overview:
The characters have three types of Supers the returning “Super Special Moves” and “Max Super Special Moves” the latter of which require a total of two power gauges to execute (one in Max mode on) and a new type called “Climax Super Special Moves”. Climax Super Special Moves are the strongest types in the game and will require a total of three power gauges (two with Max mode on). The game also features the “Just Defend” mechanic from Garou Mark of the Wolves. The HD thrust system now makes the opponent hit the wall and crumple for follow up attacks.2 The game is designed to play like The King of Fighters XIII during Max mode where the player can use EX moves and three levels of Supers that can be canceled in their order of hierarchy. For beginners there will be the automatic and simple “Rush Combo”.3 The online lobby has three modes team VS single VS and party VS; up to 12 players can enter and also spectate.
The King of Fighters XIV Game Plot:
The story begins years after the last tournament when a mysterious billionaire called Antonov buys the rights of the King of Fighters brand to host a new tournament. But the end the fighters must confront a creature called Verse whose existence is the result of Ash Crimson’s time and space distortion when he changed the timeline in the previous tournament. This anomaly attracted characters from other dimensions and universes such as Nakoruru and implicates three characters called Shun’Ei Meitenkun and Kukri.