Is Chizuru possibly the first of a second wave of DLC characters for The King of Fighters XIV?

By on May 11, 2017 at 9:00 am
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As some of you may know, SNK recently held a press conference in China, where they talked about The King of Fighters XIV. While the biggest bit of news to come from this was the announcement of the PC version, it seems that there the company may have let on more than they were planning to.

As part of a presentation on the game’s upcoming appearance at Evo 2017, they put on a slide showing the characters that are in the game. Among these characters however is one character who isn’t like the rest… As shown in the tweet below from Shiki, a portrait of Chizuru Kagura was seemingly included in the slide.

For those not familiar with the character, Chizuru originally debuted in The King of Fighters ’96 as a mid-boss, before becoming a recurring cast member in later installments. As a member of the Yata family, one of three families who carry the sacred treasures that power the seal that keeps Orochi from our world, she’s a pretty important part of the series’ lore.

As for whether or not this is a hint that she is coming to The King of Fighters XIV, or just an honest mistake on SNK’s part, we have no idea. Stay locked on to Shoryuken for more on this and other news related to The King of Fighters XIV as it develops.

Source: Shiki (Twitter)

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