SNK has announced that The King of Fighters XV not arrive this year as planned, but in the first quarter of 2022. Producer Yasuyuki Oda has posted a message on the official website explaining the main reason: the delays that COVID-19 is causing in development. At the moment we do not know the platform or platforms on which it will be launched, but the latest SNK fighting game –Samurai Shodown– It reached all consoles, PC and Google Stadia.
“There are many fans who are waiting for the release of The King of Fighters XV in 2021, however at this time, we unfortunately have to announce that KoF 15 will now launch within the first quarter of 2022. Initially planned development time has been affected by the increase in COVID-19 cases in Japan. We have made the final decision that product quality should come first, thereby altering the launch window, “says Oda.
“We ask for your patience and understanding as our development teams continue to work hard on The King of Fighters XV as we get closer to its launch. “
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