EVO Japan Home to SNK Heroines, King of Fighters 14 Reveals

There were dual SNK announcements during this past weekend's EVO Japan, one for female fighter SNK Heroines and another for the next batch of DLC for The King of Fighters XIV.


There were a handful of reveals that came during the very first EVO Japan. A chunk of those reveals came from SNK, which included a follow-up on a game first revealed during the recent Nintendo Direct Mini from three weeks ago.

SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy got its next trailer, showing off new character Nakoruru from Samurai Shodown and The King of Fighters XIV. "Showing off" is probably a good phrase to use to describe this trailer, because it came with a noticeable "Dead or Alive" vibe. Yes, the combo mechanics of the King of Fighters games were on full display. And speaking of "full display," all the fighters were in bikinis, cat ears, and skimpy outfits, because reasons. Of course, there will be plenty of different outfit pieces to earn over the course of the game, for those looking to dress up the fighters however they want.

SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy is set to hit PS4 and Nintendo Switch this summer. For more, check out the video below.

The other SNK-related reveal came from Atlus, in the form of the next DLC character for The King of Fighters XIV. Meet gentleman card shark Oswald, who makes his return from The King of Fighters XI. He uses his deck to dice up his opponents, pulling off multiple combos that utilize his dangerous deck of cards. See Oswald in action in the trailer below. Look for Oswald to hit The King of Fighters XIV alongside several other DLC characters in April.

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