Final night time SNK dropped one other character trailer for the subsequent entry within the upcoming flagship combating title, The King of Fighters XV. The latest character on the roster is Athena Asamiya. This highschool pop idol comes with psychic powers which she mixes with conventional Chinese language Kung Fu. Athena has been a mainstay within the sequence for fairly a while. Take a look at the total KoF XV Athena trailer beneath.
Athena’s lore truly goes approach again into the early days of SNK. In 1986, SNK launched a platform arcade sport known as Athena. The titular Athena is a princess who winds up in a world dominated with an iron fist by a merciless emperor. A yr later, Psycho Soldier was launched as a religious successor to Athena. This sport is the place the Athena related to The King of Fighters first appeared. She additionally appeared alongside Kensou, one other KoF legacy character. This model of Athena is a descendant of the Athena from that first sport.
Prepare to listen to “Psycho Ball” again and again
Within the trailer, we see most of Athena’s conventional moveset. Her Psycho Ball projectile, uppercut, teleport, and counter all seem together with an additional flashy tremendous transfer that the entire forged has acquired thus far. Surprisingly although, Athena is now a member of a unique crew, which is revealed on the finish of this KoF XV Athena trailer. Athena is often a member of Workforce Psycho Soldier with the aforementioned Kensou. Together with their mentor, Chin, a grasp of the Drunken Fist fashion.
This time round, Athena is teaming up with Mai and Yuri to type Workforce Tremendous Heroine. It’s an odd alternative, as a result of these are two characters that she is normally by no means related to. Will probably be fascinating to see if Kensou or Chin find yourself within the sport in any respect.
The King of Fighters XV is slated to launch subsequent yr within the first quarter of 2022. That is following the information earlier this yr that the sport could be delayed. Extra character trailers are positive to come back, but it surely’s fascinating that we have now but to see any particulars on gameplay but. Hopefully extra info on that will likely be revealed sooner moderately than later.