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King of Fighters XIV To Feature All 50 Players on Launch

With the latest update on the development progress of King of Fighters XIV we were able to see the number of characters that will be coming to the game. It’s now also been revealed that all 50 characters will be available at the launch of the game.

In a recent interview with Famitsu helpfully translated by siliconera director Yasuyuki Oda talked about the characters, and just how many would be available to the players. On the choice of characters revealed first (Kyo and Iori), and the others Oda revealed how the decision was made:

“We’ve selected these characters after having examined things such as ‘if we put in this character, then it’d make everyone happy,’ and such”

He also revealed that all the characters have been decided for the game. On finding a balance on pre-existing characters and new ones though, he didn’t reveal much:

“I can’t say much on that, but it’s safe to assume ‘since there are 50 characters, then perhaps a character who was popular will appear in it’”

On if the new characters will bring completely new elements to the game he revealed:

“Hmm, yes. When making new characters, we think ‘make completely new elements’ and ‘it’s necessary to challenge’,” answers Oda. “Such experiences are necessary for a developer, and I believe that it’s wrong to not do that.”

It was then that he revealed that all 50 characters would be available:

“That’ll be fine. All 50 characters will be playable at launch,” says Oda. “There will be numerous characters at launch, and we don’t plan on just adding more bits at a time, so please be sure to properly jot that down [laughs]. It wouldn’t be a KoF game with a small number of characters, after all.”

On if there would be more than 50 characters, he said that they will be watching how the existing ones do after the launch, then they will make a decision from there.

King of Fighters XIV will be coming to PlayStation 4 in 2016.

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