SNK Corporation has announced a new free addition coming to The King of Fighters XV. Omega Rugal will be added to all versions of the game in new The King of Fighters XV DLC on 14th April, 2022.

Billed as ‘the manifestation of SNK Boss Syndrome’, Omega Rugal is joining The King of Fighters XV for all players. Rugal, who appeared as the final boss character in The King of Fighters ’95, has since appeared in seven additional The King of Fighters titles. The King of Fighters XV will mark his ninth appearance in the core titles.

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King of Fighters XV DLC Character: Omega Rugal

This dark arms merchant of death once ruled the world’s black market. He was never shy about digging his fangs into any fighter that dared challenge him. Through the power of Orochi, he was given life once again. However, a group of fierce fighters brought his reign to an end. Now, due to Verse’s influence, he’s returned to the mortal realm to extract vengeance.

Adding to the currently available Team GAROU (three characters), Omega Rugal, and the upcoming three teams (consisting of three characters each) launching this year makes for 13 DLC characters in total. Add that to the launch roster of 39 characters, and in total, The King of Fighters XV will boast a massive 52 characters.

New Game Mode: Boss Challenge

Alongside the launch of Omega Rugal comes a new game mode called Boss Challenge. Players must take down the fearsome Omega Rugal CPU in order to gain access to new content. This includes his special Ω Armor costume, a new stage, and new music!

The King of Fighters XV launched in February 2022 to significant critical acclaim. SNK Corporation is famed for their one-on-one beat-’em-ups, with the likes of Samurai Shodown and Fatal Fury also resting in the same stable.

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