Garou concept sketches, NEO2, #KOFXIV Cannes updates

(*updated with moar sketches!) MMO screens / EU Online Tournament! The KOFXIV producer has been sharing gems on his Facebook page from time to time and it’s fascinating to have a look at the creation process that goes into making a fighting game.

Here we can see the first design for the Buster Wolf, which Nobuyuki then put into pixel form for Mark of the Wolves.

Also we can see B. Jenet’s Crazy Ivan and the profile for Kain.

Oda drew this design for Xiangfei when he was in his twenties.

Here is the original design for Rock’s Rising Storm!!! Notice how it rotates around him.

Oda-san will be at the JAEPO TAITO booth at the next arcade show. We wonder if there’ll be any new news to announce about the arcade version!

Thanks again to Oda, follow him on Twitter and Facebook!

NEO 2

The second event for Never Ending Opera features Tenrai, Cris, and an Mancunian invasion, with the best Verse you’ll probably ever see, with a great Dinosaur plus Antonov kicking the crap out of opponents. Yes it’s Inferno Kong, and if players want to know how to use these characters to their full potential, they really should check out his videos in the guide section.

Brackets

More killers at Cannes

More champions lined up for the slug fest, so even if you get destroyed, you’re sure to level up your game. Enter Zantetsu, joining White Ash and Charlybeatz! More incoming!!

New Shirt Season

We are now removing old designs and will be rolling out new ones and remixes for this year. If you see something you like, grab it before it’s gone. We did tell you!

Online Tournament for Europe tonight

Info will be all up here, will only stream a few games, because it’s time to play!!!

KOFMMO screens

It’s looking hot, but who will have the time to play it?

Check out the concept design for Chizuru, Ash and more!

 

KOF WCS, old games refusing to die, Yuzutaku, Cannes, Juicebox

Updates for KOF WCS, a great guitar cover, Tournament Replays, old games refusing to die, plus a little tabloid pop off concerning Juicebox…

Reminder: Today is NEVER ENDING OPERA in London

Updated Roster for World Championships!

Finally someone took the time to put Alioune’s photo up (thx Harris), now the roster is complete.  SNK will be giving out prizes to spectators and there will be multiple language streams!!! Check out the updated info here.

Who’s coming to Cannes?

White Ash will be there!  There’s also a hot rumour that Charlybeatz, Mr Wolf, Semper, Freezer,  Tahar, Samba, Farid and the infamous Salim will also be attending!  Confirmations hopefully soon!

OLD GAMES REFUSING TO DIE

At Cannes, there is also a KOF13 tournament!!! It’s a difficult decision to make but it seems many players can’t handle the two game systems at once.  KOF13 is now a classic game, but with the choice of two, how many will enter the old and the new incarnations of KOF?  Who will come just for this game?  There are some players who can multi-game, and some who can play all KOFs!  It’ll be interesting to see, and perhaps Mr Wolf will be here only for this!

While some players feel that KOF13 should step down to give KOF14 the spotlight, some players like KOF13 so much they are still trying to petition SNK to make KOF13UM.  It hasn’t garnered so much support, however, and we know that spritework is very expensive compared to the flexibility of 3D modelling. However, putting in a Shingo or Kyo-2 or some EX characters might not be too much work – but would that be satisfactory?  As for the netcode… that would only be for steam, as the last gen consoles are all but abandoned – we still don’t have 2k2um on ps3; it seems most online players are now on PS4 and PC.

Yuzutaku Replays

A fun day with lots of casuals and as usual by the end of the day you level up to 9000, having learnt lots of flowcharts and punishes and mixups (way too late for the tournament) and then you go home and it starts to drain away immediately…. Ggs everyone, and notably thanks to the communities for supporting their game as it’s clear that without them, the event would be nothing.

Pools – check out Gunsmith abusing a player who doesn’t know Ramon :3 and Shinkawa with a pocket MuiMui! Shoutouts to Cobalteblue for the LoveHeart workshop we had in casuals

TOP 8 Hype!  Don’t miss ON.Vic’s Bandeiras!

For more events, check out the list!

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BIG SHOT

Here’s a nice guitar play along with a classic tune from FF3!  If you think it’s a simple riff, just wait a bit!  Very nice skills!

Oh and here’s a nice Shermie themed tune!

Annnnnd now a bonus tabloid article

Juicebox insults opponents after win!

Well, not really, but you can be the judge of that.

Undefeated just came and went: here are the results:

Congrats to Juicebox and all participants!  Juicebox posted the following tweet, which… wasn’t received very well.

Was he bragging?  Or was he just confirming he was focused on his game and he’s getting results?  What did he really mean?

It doesn’t really matter!  The only thing that matters is that ChrisG and Justin Wong (and other players) feel motivated to continue to play, for revenge or whatever, because it’s great to see top level players entering, even better to see them playing well, and knowing the tricks and doing good combos.  Their followers might get interested in KOF too.

If they walk away because they feel disgusted by this “behaviour” then that’s a bad thing, because a pop off doesn’t mean Juice won’t help you.  They should know that Juice and other players are certainly willing to share information and tips about the game!  GIT GUD, GET REVENGE, GET WINS!  It’s all good for the scene!  We hope to see more and more players getting into KOFXIV!

We’re seeing more and more famous and high level players getting fed up of other games (it’s really only the cash that keeps them playing) while the gameplay of KOFXIV is attracting them more and more, watch out!