Deep Silver to publish SNK's highly-anticipated fighter, 'THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV' across Europe
Company: Deep Silver
Planegg, May 19th 2016: Deep Silver is happy to announce their partnership with SNK to publish the hotly anticipated fighting game, THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV (*KOF XIV) in Europe. KOF bursts onto the next generation for the first time in KOF XIV, continuing it’s 20+ year fighting legacy exclusively for console on PlayStation®4. KOF XIV launches throughout Europe on 26th August 2016 for €59.99 / £49.99 at Retail and Digital.

"We are looking forward to adding THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV to Deep Silver’s portfolio. Publishing the next instalment of such an iconic fighting series in Europe, the first time on PS4, supplements our roster of Deep Silver games nicely." said Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media.

KOF XIV completely refines and expands the series’ fighting mechanics to push its gameplay to the next level. The traditional 3-on-3 BATTLE SYSTEM returns with 19 additional playable characters, meaning 50 in total to choose from. Take the fight online with friends in 6 player PARTY BATTLES over the vastly improved netcode. When in the ring; execute new EX special moves in the enhanced ‘MAX Mode’ and chain your Super Special Moves together using the ‘CLIMAX CANCEL’, all to unleash devastating combos.

KOF XIV is the most accessible title in the franchise, with the newly included ‘RUSH’ feature adding simplified combo inputs for novice fighters. The story continues as a new saga unfolds in KOF XIV’s single-player story mode. Pre-orders will be available soon for the retail version, offering the Day-One Steelbook edition including the ‘CLASSIC KYO Kusanagi’ DLC costume.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/0VlDpRYs8j8

FEATURES RECAP
· 50 fighters battle it out in one of KOF’s biggest rosters! 31 returning fighters join the tournament with 19 additional new characters!
· Climax Cancels: KOF’s trademark special move mechanic has deeply evolved in KOF XIV. Now chain your special moves together to create ultra-destructive combos!

· Improved MAX Mode: MAX mode returns deadlier than ever! Unleash EX specials to enhance your attacks and execute even deadlier moves

· Party Battle Mode: Duke it out together with friends as 6 players in the online “Party Battle” mode! Fight alongside your friends in 3-on-3 versus battles and use the built-in chat features to cheer your team on!

· Enhanced Online Modes: Create a KOF XIV profile to easily join the action online and fight on the vastly improved netcode. Train with friends in the ‘Online Training’ mode, or spectate battles and capture replays to analyse fights frame-by-frame.
· A New KOF Saga: Set several years after the last KOF tournament, KOF XIV continues the tale in the robust single-player story mode. Turned into a worldwide business, individuals and companies partake in a new KOF tournament on a grand scale that could decide the fate of the world!

PRODUCT DETAILS

Title: THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV
Platform: PlayStation® 4
Release: 26th August 2016
Developer: SNK
Label: Deep Silver
Genre: Fighting
Players: 1-2 (up to 6 players online)
MSRP: Digital + Retail - €59.99 / £49.99
Languages: EFIGS

About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires.

Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, the grim post-apocalyptic future of the Metro series and action packed role-playing from the Sacred world. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Dead Island 2 and Homefront: The Revolution. Deep Silver also owns the development studios Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA, and Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in Nottingham, UK. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com

Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. The Koch Media group has more than 20 years of experience in the digital media business, and has risen to become the number one distributor in Europe. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Bethesda, Capcom, Kaspersky Labs, NC SOFT, Sega, Square Enix and Tecmo-Koei, etc. in various European countries. With Headquarters in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the United States. www.kochmedia.com

About SNK PLAYMORE
Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION (SNK) develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1978, SNK is one of the largest privately held interactive entertainment content providers in the world. Known for such franchises as THE KING OF FIGHTERS, METAL SLUG, and SAMURAI SHODOWN, SNK continues to be an industry leader by focusing on its rich arcade history. More information on SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION can be found at www.snkplaymore.co.jp .
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