SNK has released a rather hype King of Fighters XV animated short, drumming up some excitement ahead of the game's 17th February release date on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. The animation features a number of characters from the series, all of whom look lovely in their well-drawn 2D forms. To be clear, that's us knocking the game's 3D models!

The short's from Masami Obari, by the way — a renowned animator, designer, and director who's worked on all kinds of anime projects over the years. His portfolio includes the somewhat relevant Fatal Fury movie from 1994.

Anyway, pretty cool. Are you looking forward to King of Fighters XV? Enter max mode in the comments section below.