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KOF XV reveals TEAM OROCHI, with fighters appearing for the first time in 19 years

SAMURAI SHODOWN gets fearsome swordfighter HIBIKI TAKANE as DLC character

SNK CORPORATION (Corporate HQ: Suita-city, Osaka, Japan, Company Chairman and President: Ge Zhihui) is proud to announce that the three fighters CHRIS, YASHIRO NANAKASE and SHERMIE will be back in THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV for the first time in 19 years to form TEAM OROCHI. Another SNK game is also welcoming an old fan favorite: HIBIKI TAKANE from the LAST BLADE series has joined the SAMUAI SHODOWN cast as the second character from Season Pass 3.

TEAM OROCHI consists of three characters that have not been part of the main KOF series since KOF 2002. Now they are back as TEAM OROCHI with their own story and motivations.


Chris is the vocalist of the rock group C.Y.S. Like his bandmates Shermie and Yashiro, Chris is also a member of the Four Heavenly Kings of Orochi. Though he has no experience in martial arts, his attacks utilize his small frame and speed to overwhelm his opponents. At first glance, Chris seems like a well-mannered young boy, however his angelic smile hides his devilish demeanor.


Yashiro is the lead guitarist of the rock group C.Y.S. However, this is all a front as, for the past 660 years, he has undergone multiple reincarnations as a member of the Four Heavenly Kings of Orochi- who are the true enemies of the Three Sacred Treasures. He develops an interest in the mysterious powers wielded by the strange being known as Verse and sets out with his friends Shermie and Chris to join KOF.


Charming but dangerous, Shermie is both a fashion designer and the lead keyboardist for the band C.Y.S. Her true nature is the same as Yashiro and Chris, as she herself is a member of the Four Heavenly Kings of Orochi. She incorporates her love for pro wrestling into her attacks, where she relies on her flexibility to toss her opponents around. Shermie is very amicable to those around her, and though she seems quite laid back, nobody really knows if this, too, is an act.

In SAMURAI SHODOWN, HIBIKI TAKANE has joined the fray as the second character from Season Pass 3. Two other characters will be added in future. HIBIKI, originally known from THE LAST BLADE 2, joins SAMURAI SHODOWN with all her distinct character traits preserved. She set off on a journey sparked by her father’s final words. However, dark forces pulled her from her time into 1787. Due to her personality being timid in nature, the act of cutting down an opponent must put great strain on her heart. Will she temporarily give in to her blood lust only when necessary, and resume her days as a kind-hearted traveler, or will she allow it to fully consumer her, transforming her into a cold-blooded killer? The answer to such a question lies only in her blade…

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