Update: SNK has dropped its long awaited King of Fighters XV trailer (which was previously delayed). It's rather short, but together with the screenshots that we've included below, it's pretty much our first look at the game, which is aiming for a 2021 launch. The developer promises more information very soon — next week, if all goes to plan.

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Original Story: A small selection of screenshots from King of Fighters XV have been obtained Gematsu after they were mistakenly attached to a recent press release. It's fair to assume that SNK was planning on releasing these pictures alongside the big gameplay reveal, which was originally scheduled for the 6th January before it was postponed.

In any case, these screenshots provide our first real look at King of Fighters XV. They show off a number of characters, including Kyo, Mai, and Benimaru. From these images alone, it's immediately clear that the upcoming brawler is far prettier than its predecessor.

Indeed, while King of Fighters XIV gets a lot right in the gameplay department, its visual style has always been met with heavy criticism — even before its launch back in 2016. It's nice to see that SNK has really pushed forward with this upcoming project — just as it did with Samurai Shodown.

The screenshots also reveal that King of Fighters XV is targeting a 2021 release. Are you looking forward to this fighter? Assemble your best tag team in the comments section below.

[source gematsu.com]