With two of the four DLC characters for The King of Fighters XIV now officially revealed, speculation is rampant on who the remaining two will be. However, it seems that we can likely stop speculating about one of them, as a leak has indicated this character will be Vanessa.
This leak comes via HitBox’s JohnGrimm, who shared it on Twitter. Now, John has leaked information regarding KOFXIV before, including details on the game’s cast before it was fully revealed, so we know that he’s been on the money with these things before. In addition to this, the leak itself involves a screenshot of Vanessa in-game, taken from what seems to be one of her Desperation Moves, putting the camera up close to her model. This seems to be something that would be hard to fake, especially since the stage shown is the upcoming Monaco ’97 DLC stage, that isn’t available yet.
— DollarBillMontgomery (@HBJohnXuandou) March 16, 2017
While John has not provided the original source for the leak, it likely comes from the same Chinese sources where he got his information last year. As for whether or not this leak is legitimate–or just a really early April Fools joke–we’ll find out in the next couple of weeks.