Monday, March 21, 2022
SNK has announced that Omega Rugal will be coming to The King of Fighters XV as a free DLC character next month. Omega Rugal is a manifestation of SNK Boss Syndrome, a version of Rugal, who has appeared numerous times in KOF titles (most notably KOF '95) as a powerful boss character.
Described as the “dark arms merchant of death”, Omega Rugal formerly ruled over the world's black market, taking on any fighter who dared to challenge him. Wielding the power of Orochi, Rugal was soon taken down by a group of fierce challenges, before being resurrected under the influence of Verse.
Omega Rugal will be coming to The King of Fighters XV as a free DLC character on 14th April, alongside a new Boss Challenge mode, in which you'll be pitted against a fearsome Omega Rugal CPU. Defeat him, and you'll gain access to Omega Rugal's special Ω Armor Costume, a new stage, and new BGM.
The King of Fighters XV will also be getting an additional 12 characters this year as part of its Season Pass, including Team Garou, which is available now. Team South Town is scheduled for May, and will add Geese Howard, Billy Kane, and Ryuji Yamazaki to the game's roster. Check out Omega Rugal in the trailer below.