Now that the four new DLC characters have been revealed for King of Fighters XIV, SNK has announced when you’ll be able to pick them up as DLC. They sent out a tweet letting gamers know that they can grab the first character pack starting April 5th for the PS4.
— G-Mantle (ゲーマント） (@SNKPofficial) March 30, 2017
As noted in the tweet, not only will the four new characters make the cut, but they’re also planning on updating King of Fighters XIV with a major patch.
They don’t detail what’s in the patch and they also don’t drop any prices for the new character pack. One of the biggest requests from gamers is cleaned up netcode for the online multiplayer modes.
Others were worried about the pricing details.
SNK didn’t say if the characters would be available on April 5th in a bundle pack or if they could be purchased separately. A lot of people in the Twitter thread were telling SNK “don’t be like Capcom”.
It’s nice to see that they are at least supporting King of Fighters XIV post release. They could have fired it off and forgot about it, but they seem serious about revitalizing the genre and bringing KoF back into the fold in a serious way. The game will also be featured at this year’s EVO tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada. So they’ll definitely get some exposure there. It’ll be interesting to see how well the competition stacks up in the tournament, and whether or not they’ll be able to draw in big numbers in the viewership department.
You won’t have to wait long for the update to be made available. The new characters and “massive” update for King of Fighters XIV will drop on April 5th, next Wednesday.