Friday, May 13, 2022
SNK has announced that next week will see the release of the Team South Town DLC for The King of Fighters XV, adding Geese Howard, Billy Kane, and Ryuji Yamazaki from Neo Geo and arcade fighting classic, Fatal Fury.
Geese Howard is the villainous, supreme power behind South Town, adept in ancient Japanese martial arts, specialising in countering attacks with throws. Billy Kane is Geese's loyal and hot-blooded second-in-command, armed with an extended staff that gives him a lot of reach to keep opponents at bay.
As for Ryuji Yamazaki, he's a lone outlaw who forged a rep as an underground broker. He's also one of Orochi's Eight Hakkesshu, but is ultimately out for himself and whatever he can get. In KOF XV, he's been hired by Geese's 'Howard Connection', for mysterious purposes.
Team South Town will be coming to The King of Fighters XV on 17th May, bundling bonus EXTRA costumes for all three characters, alongside a complete rebalancing of every existing character in the game, “to strengthen characters and their overall performance." SNK notes that even if some moves are nerfed, balance will be applied elsewhere to make up for it.
Music from The King of Fighters Neowave will also be added to the DJ Station in KOF XV for free, so you can choose from even more BGM options to play during a match. Omega Rugal was also added to KOF XV as a freebie last month, alongside a new Challenge Mode.