Well that didn’t take very long. Hot on the heels of Vanessa’s KOF XIV reveal, a new image circulating around social media suggests the fourth DLC character is none other than Rock Howard. Below is an image showcasing the fighter in the character select screen.
Rock Howard is an iconic SNK fighter who's been a staple through multiple King of Fighters and Fatal Fury titles. He made his debut in Garou: Mark of the Wolves, a cult classic among SNK fans.
Facebook group Orochinagi is among the sources sharing the image via social media channels.
King of Fighters XIV has been subject to numerous leaks over the past 11 months. Given recent dead ends that originated from previous rumors in other fighting games, such as the Baiken incident, there's a good reason for folks to be skeptical. Photoshop shenanigans could likely be at play here. Though it would seem the leak is plausible based on the response from series producer Yasuyuki Oda, who expressed huge disappointment over the latest leak.
To recap, here's the full roster, based on a translation from MadMan Cafe forums:
- Japan Team: Shingo
- AOF Team: Takuma
- FF Team: Mary
- South America Team: Brazilian MMA fighter
- Official Invitation Team: Shapeshifter, Ash, Yashiro e Krizalid
- Another World Team: Lee (Last Blade)
- K' Team: Whip
- Ikari Team: Heidern
- Yagami Team: Eiji
- Mexico Team: Vanessa
- Kim Team: Jhun
- Southtown Team: Yamazaki
- Psycho Soldier Team: Bao
- Women Fighters Team: Kasumi
- Villain Team: Raiden
- China Team: Jin Chonrei
As much as such info should be taken with a grain of salt, so far the info has turned out to be accurate. Whip, Yamazaki, Vanessa were all confirmed as DLC additions.
No additional details have surfaced at this time. It could be some time before any official reveals are made given, especially with the frequent amount of leaks taken place. Atlus USA was contacted for a comment. We'll keep track of any new developments as they unfold.
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