SNK continues to tweak the scope of The King of Fighters XV brawler and will be releasing the next DLC next week.
From May 17th, the new South Town team will be included in the current The King of Fighters XV via DLC. The new squad consists of the characters Geese Howard, Billy Kane and Ryuji Yamazaki from the previous SNK title Fatal Fury.
Geese Howard is the overseer of the Howard Connection and a behind-the-scenes superpower of South Town. Skilled in the ancient Japanese martial arts, he specializes in countering his opponents’ attacks with devastating throws.
Billy Kane is a staunch follower of Geese Howard and the second man in the Howard Connection. He fights with an extendable staff that has a long range to keep his opponents at bay. Billy is also known as the “walking deadly weapon” due to his hot-blooded personality.
Ultimately, Ryuji is a lonely outlaw who made his name as an underground broker. He is also one of “Orochi’s Eight Hakkesshu”, but he only lives for his own benefit. At this tournament he appears to have been hired by the Howard Connection for a specific purpose, but what that is is anyone’s guess. Each of the three characters comes with an additional DLC costume.
In addition to the new additions, all other characters are to be adjusted in terms of game balance at the same time as the release of the DLC package. Six more characters in two teams are to follow by the end of 2022; the total number of playable fighters is then increased to a total of 52.