SNK Corporation announced today that three of the classic characters from previous King of Fighters games will be making a debut in King of Fighters XV to form Team Orochi.
For the first time in 19 years, the three characters that will be forming Team Orochi has not been part of the main KOF series since KOF 2002. With King of Fighters XV, they are back and will have their own story and motivations.
See below the three characters:
KING OF FIGHTERS XV – CHRIS
Chris is the vocalist of the rock group C.Y.S. Like his bandmates Shermie and Yashiro, Chris is also a member of the Four Heavenly Kings of Orochi. Though he has no experience in martial arts, his attacks utilize his small frame and speed to overwhelm his opponents. At first glance, Chris seems like a well-mannered young boy, however his angelic smile hides his devilish demeanor.
KING OF FIGHTERS XV – YASHIRO NANAKASE
Yashiro is the lead guitarist of the rock group C.Y.S. However, this is all a front as, for the past 660 years, he has undergone multiple reincarnations as a member of the Four Heavenly Kings of Orochi- who are the true enemies of the Three Sacred Treasures. He develops an interest in the mysterious powers wielded by the strange being known as Verse and sets out with his friends Shermie and Chris to join KOF.
KING OF FIGHTERS XV – SHERMIE
Charming but dangerous, Shermie is both a fashion designer and the lead keyboardist for the band C.Y.S. Her true nature is the same as Yashiro and Chris, as she herself is a member of the Four Heavenly Kings of Orochi. She incorporates her love for pro wrestling into her attacks, where she relies on her flexibility to toss her opponents around. Shermie is very amicable to those around her, and though she seems quite laid back, nobody really knows if this, too, is an act.
King of Fighters XV will be available sometime in 2021. No platforms announced yet.