Koch Media and SNK announced the King of Fighters XV Open beta testing begins today, exclusively on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
The King of Fighters XV The Open Beta will feature a cross-generation between PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, and fighters will be able to fight offline in tutorial, practice, or local versus mode. Online play (via Casual or Room match) will also be available for testing Netcode, and you won’t need a PlayStation Plus membership to play.
The following returning characters will be playable:
- Kyo Kusanagi
- Iori Yagami
- Chizuru Kagura
- Yashiro Nanakase
Among the above, Dolores is a newcomer in the king of fighters series.
The King of Fighters XV The beta will be available starting tonight, November 19 at 7:00 PM PST; until November 22 at 7:00 a.m. PST. You can queue the PlayStation 4 version from here, or the PlayStation 5 version of here.
You can find the summary (via To smoke) below.
BREAK ALL EXPECTATIONS!
Go beyond your limits with KOF XV!
Since its debut in 1994, the KOF fighting game series has taken the world to new heights of excitement with its engaging characters and unique game system. Six years have passed since the last title in the series, and now KOF XV surpasses all of its predecessors in terms of graphics, systems and online experience!
All the heroes of the past are back!
– A total of 39 playable fighters at launch!
Classic popular characters, heroes and villains raised from the dead, new challengers and more! The most epic dream match in KOF history is about to begin!
– The history of KOF reaches its climax!
The latest KOF saga continues from the previous title in story mode. This time the story reaches an explosive climax!
– The highlight of the series combat system
Inheriting the traditional 3v3 team battle of the series, KOF XV also features the exciting new “SHATTER STRIKE” mechanic. Enjoy an unprecedented sensation of speed and hyped up fighting game action!
– Easy and versatile online play
KOF XV offers a restore netcode. There are also a variety of combat options that let you choose how you want to play!
– KOF XV is packed with content to enjoy
Includes a gallery with movies and voice samples, and a new DJ STATION with over 300 popular songs from the KOF series and more.