Press Release

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV Season 2 starts January 2023!

SHINGO YABUKI is the first DLC character of the S2 lineup; Character refinements for all characters also inbound
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Osaka, Japan, November 24th, 2022 – SNK CORPORATION (Corporate HQ: Suita-city, Osaka, Japan, Company President & CEO: Kenji Matsubara) is proud to announce THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV first Season 2 DLC character, SHINGO YABUKI. The new fighter will arrive together with character refinements for the entire roster in January 2023.

Since its launch in February 2022, KOF XV has undergone various updates and 13 DLC characters have been added to its roster throughout Season 1. Now, the long-awaited Season 2 will begin in January 2023, with Shingo Yabuki being the first character to be released. In addition to Shingo, character refinements for the entire roster are scheduled to be released as well. Kim, the second Season 2 DLC character, as well as the highly anticipated crossplay function, will come to KOF XV sometime during Spring 2023. More DLC characters and updates will arrive throughout season 2 as KOF XV continues to evolve.

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV was also recently nominated for Best Fighting Game at The Game Awards. Fans can vote for the game at
KOF XV released on February 17th, 2022 on PlayStation, Xbox Series, Steam and Epic Games Store. Currently 13 DLC characters are already available, with more to come in the next season. More information is available on the official website.

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For media enquiries in the US:

Stefano Petrullo – Renaissance PR

[email protected] 

+44 (0) 7828 692 315

Sophie Carter - Renaissance PR

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+44 (0) 7810 848 320

About SNK

Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, SNK develop, publish, and distribute interactive entertainment software on a global scale. Known for such franchises as THE KING OF FIGHTERS, METAL SLUG, and SAMURAI SHODOWN, SNK continues to focus on their rich console game and arcade history.


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