During their Evo panel today, SNK shared a handful of exciting announcements for both King of Fighters 15 as well as Samurai Shodown.
For King of Fighters this includes both short and long term DLC information, such as the release date for the recently revealed Team Awakened Orochi characters, and for SamSho it’s all about netcode.
Developers took to the stage to offer a few details and footage on how the three upcoming Team Awakened Orochi fighters, alternate versions of Shermie, Yashiro, and Chris, will play. They also offered a release date for the upcoming team: August 8.
The panel also noted that they’re working on cross-platform play for KOF15, but that it will not be ready to roll out until some time in 2023. Currently Sony console users can play with one another, but not with Microsoft users. This should be changing in the coming months, however.
Evo’s biggest reveals tend to happen on finals day, and SNK shared that they haven’t shown everything for this weekend just yet. Though we’re definitely excited to get our hands on Team Awakened Orochi in just three days, we’ll soon have yet another new team to look forward to as there’s another reveal slated for this Sunday.
Finally, another season of DLC is confirmed for King of Fighters 15 with additional information also slated to roll out on Sunday.
Samurai Shodown, which released back in 2019, will be getting rollback netcode for online play on almost all platforms. Developers are aiming for the spring of 2023 for this update, and will be available on all platforms save for the Nintendo Switch (due to technical limitations, according to the devs).
You can view the panel via the Twitch archive video here. It begins at the 4:40:10 mark and lasts for just over 30 minutes.