The King Of Fighters XV

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Genre: Fighting
Developer: SNK
Release Date: 2021

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'The King of Fighters XV' (ALL) Introduces Benimaru Nikaido And Meitenkun Characters - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2021 @ 12:40 a.m. PST

The King Of Fighters XV is the latest installment in the fighting franchise, featuring a huge roster of fighters, and in addition to numerous popular, returning KOF characters.

Decades after the original title took the world by storm in 1994, this sequel will etch itself into series history with burning fists and lightning-fast moves fans of all ages will enjoy.

The King Of Fighters XV continues the KOF series’ legacy with its iconic 3-on-3 team battles.

Different teams have different stories and endings.

SNK has revealed today an exhilarating new character trailer for Benimaru Nikaido, a returning champion in The King Of Fighters XV.

Benimaru, alongside master illusionist Shun'ei and sleepy-yet-deadly Meitenkun, make up the dynamic Team Hero.

Benimaru Nikaido

Born into a rich family and raised by his Japanese father and American mother, this shooting star takes fighting to a shocking level. His slender frame enhances his electrostatics and his chiseled legs (built from years of shoot boxing) allow him to land kicks that hit like bolts of lightning. During this tournament, Benimaru’s friend and rival, Kyo Kusanagi, forces him into a position where he must watch over Shun’ei and Meitenkun.


Though young, Shun’ei is a master manipulator of illusions. Shortly after mysterious hands form around his body and he is disowned by his parents, Shun’ei falls under the wing of legendary martial arts master Tung Fu Rue, the likes of which teaches him how to come to grips with his new-found powers.

Following the defeat of a strange being known as Verse, Shun’ei continues his training in an effort to better control his powers. He enters the tournament with his friend Meitenkun to further push his abilities to the limit.


With pillow in hand, this sleepy young fighter is a master of the hidden martial arts technique Hyakkyokuminminken, or Eight Extremities Slumber Fist. He considers his mentor Tung Fu Rue and fellow disciple/best friend Shun’ei his family. Many think Meitenkun is Tung’s secret weapon, as the extent of his explosive power and technique is a mystery to all.

More teams and character trailers will be unveiled leading up to the game’s launch later this year.

The King Of Fighters XV is in development for PS4, PS5 and PC, scheduled for 2021.

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