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SNK Corp has unveiled the latest roster addition to upcoming beat-em-up The King of Fighters XV as Maxima.
The latest scrapper is part man, and part machine and has been a regular character in the series since The King of Fighters ’99: Millennium Battle. As you can imagine, his metal suit gives him superhuman strength and makes him one of the hardest hitters in the game.
Here’s his blurb. “Maxima is a cyborg remodelled by NESTS. With 80% of his body comprised of machinery, he is equipped with weaponry everywhere. His fighting ability is far beyond that of any human. As a loyal intellectual full of heart, he also understands K’ well.”
The combatants in The King of Fighters XV belong to three-person teams, and Maxima is no exception. He belongs to the K’ (pronounced “K-dash”) team alongside the man who gives the team it’s moniker. A genetically modified human, K’ can manipulate fire with his special glove. Finally, Whip is a soldier wielding a paranormal whip (of course) and appears to bear a resemblance to K’s older sister.
You can check out Maxima’s character trailer for yourself down below. The King of Fighters XV is due to arrive on February 17, 2022. Expect to see it on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC.