We'll not beat around the bush. Team Ikari Warriors is an elite mercenary agency, led by Commander Heidern, that's tasked with gathering intel about Antonov and some of the other... undesirables in
THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV tournament.
These soldiers of fortune are big, strong, and not afraid of getting up close and personal in combat. Leading these warriors into the tournament is Colonel Ralf Jones, nicknamed the One Man Army, who is no stranger to fighting. Although Ralf is a bit hotheaded, he is an exceptional leader who utilizes a dangerous mercenary combat style that focuses on deadly strikes. Oh, did we mention that he's ripped a tank wide open with his bare hands? Yeah, he's pretty dangerous. His brother in arms, Lieutenant Clark Still, is a pretty dangerous dude too. Clark also trains in mercenary combat style, but he's geared more towards wrapping his opponents up like a pretzel and slamming them. That being said, he's calmer and more level-headed than Ralf and just as formidable. Lastly, we have the cold and professional operator Leona Heidern. Leona is the adopted daughter of Commander Heidern who uses a hybrid fighting style that combines martial arts with Heidern style assassination techniques. Although she is simply a soldier, she has the powerful blood of Orochi running through her veins and must keep her emotions in check to prevent bad things from happening. She's not a total ice queen though, because Leona is very loyal to the Ikari Warriors and will fight to protect her friends.
Also, don't forget to get ahead of the competition and download the free demo. Practice local versus with seven characters (Kyo Kusanagi, Mai Shiranui, Iori Yagami, Sylvie Paula Paula, King of Dinosaurs, Shun'ei, and Nelson) before the game comes out on Aug. 23!
Free Demo Download: https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/the-king-of-fighters-xiv-demo/cid=UP2611-CUSA05607_00-KOFFREEDEMOTHEME
The game will be $59.99/CA$79.99 at launch. Pre-orders and a limited number of launch editions will arrive in this special SteelBook case. Plus, for the week following launch, the Classic Kyo costume DLC will be free to all players!
The King of Fighters XIV "Burn to Fight" Premium Edition includes the following for $79.99/CA$99.99:
- SteelBook - The game disc will be encased in a collectible SteelBook® emblazoned with the series' fiery mainstay, Kyo Kusanagi, literally burning to fight.
- Art book - This 144-page art book will be filled with original character/stage drawings from throughout the series.
- 3-Disc Soundtrack - Those looking for an audio fix will be able to enjoy a three-disc soundtrack (housed in a gorgeous Mai Shiranui illustrated case) comprised of 60+ electric songs worthy of the greatest fighting tournament in the world.
- Collector's Box - All the above items will be packaged in a scorching box adorned with familiar characters.