THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV Season 2 Release Date Announced, New Fighters Revealed

SNK CORPORATION has announced that THE KING OF FIGHTERS (KOF XV) will receive its first Season 2 DLC character Shingo Yabuki on January 17th, 2023, alongside a character refinement patch for the entire roster. Additional DLC characters were also revealed.


Shingo is a young man who became impassioned by Kyo Kusanagi’s strength and all but forced him to become his martial arts master. Kyo, however, looks at Shingo as his passive assistant and treats him as such. Recently, Shingo has been gaining Kyo’s approval and seems to be making steady progress as a fighter, albeit little by little. His adoscelent approach to life gives him a personality liked by many.
Shingo is voiced by Takehito Koyasu.

In addition to Shingo, several DLC characters are going to make an appearance in the KOF XV in 2023. Kim Kaphwan is scheduled to appear in spring, while Sylvie Paula Paula, Najd, and two unannounced characters are going to join the fray in the summer of 2023. A special Fighter Pass will also be available to purchase, which includes all six DLC characters for Season 2, including Shingo Yabuki.

To coincide with the start of Season 2, an update will be added to refine all the characters in the roster. Additionally, on January 17th, 15 staff roll songs from previous mainline KOF titles will be added free of charge to KOF XV’s DJ STATION, which allows players to customize the BGM during their matches with their favorite songs. More songs will be added in the future.

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