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EX Kyo Kusanagi steps up in latest update.
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LOS ANGELES – MAY 2, 2022 – Netmarble, a leading developer and publisher of high-quality mobile games, announced a new update for their popular mobile action role-playing game, THE KING OF FIGHTERS ALLSTAR. Players can access a variety of new content including a new playable fighter, battle cards and in-game events.
THE KING OF FIGHTERS ALLSTAR adds EX Kyo Kusanagi to the playable game roster, created based on the recent title, ‘The King of Fighters XV.’ His fighter attributes include a Leader Skill with an ATK increase of 60% at max, as well as a Special Skill with a ATK and DEF increase of 6% for 13 seconds when skills are activated. In PVE game mode, EX Kyo Kusanagi can reset the cooldown of Active Skills upon use, decreasing the Active Skill cooldown by 80% for 13 seconds.
As part of the update, SS Iori Yagami can be upgraded to EX via the Change Up Kit from the Exchange Shop. His upgraded fighter attributes include a Leader Skill with an ATK increase of 50% and a 15% increase in the gain rate of the power gauge. His Special Skill allows ATK to increase by 6% and DEF increase by 6% for 13 seconds when skills are activated. In PVE mode, he can also reset the cooldown of Active Skills upon use, decreasing the Active Skill cooldown by 80% for 13 seconds.
The game update also adds new battle cards including the Kyo Special card. This card offers a Special Skill to Kyo, which increases ATK by 2%, Critical DMG 6% and Active Skill DMG 4.5%. Other battle cards include a card set for Kyo, with additional option cards, and a card set for Iori.
Players will also have the opportunity to participate in several in-game events including:

  • EX Rush Dungeon - Daily rewards offer Rubies, Rare Enhancement Hammers and new battle cards
  • EX Event Tower - Requires EX Kyo or SS Iori; upon clearing each stage, players will have the opportunity to win various rewards including Three Sacred Treasures Hexagon Imprint Stone and Three Sacred Treasures Square Imprint Stone
  • Additional Events - Players can join other events including Bingo, Event Codex, carnivals, and check-in events

THE KING OF FIGHTERS ALLSTAR boasts fast-paced fighting action as players battle through waves of enemies, giant bosses, and rival fighter teams. The excitement is paired with cutting edge graphics, bold colors, and lightning-fast animations. In addition, this game features all of KOF’s classic fighters from ’94 to XV, with more than 130 fighters available to collect, along with more to come with seasonal events, collaborations with popular IP such as, SAMURAI SHODOWN, Seven Knights, and more.

THE KING OF FIGHTERS ALLSTAR is available to download on Google Play and the App Store in more than 175 countries and comes with support for English, Taiwanese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Russian, and German languages.

For more information, please visit THE KING OF FIGHTERS ALLSTAR’s website. Also, follow THE KING OF FIGHTERS ALLSTAR on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Discord, Reddit, and forum on

About Netmarble Corporation
Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble Corporation is a top developer and publisher pushing the boundaries of the mobile gaming experience with highly innovative games including Seven Knights 2, Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds, MARVEL Future Revolution, Lineage 2: Revolution, The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross, Blade & Soul Revolution and MARVEL Future Fight. As a parent company of Kabam and SpinX Games, and a major shareholder of Jam City and HYBE (formerly Big Hit Entertainment), Netmarble strives to entertain audiences around the world with a variety of mobile games based on its powerful franchises and collaborations with IP holders worldwide. More information can be found at
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