Originally aiming for a 2020 release, and earlier delay saw SNK scheduling The King of Fighters XV for this year. The game has, however, been delayed again.
According to SNK, the game is being pushed back due to the covid-19 situation in Japan, where a number of regions—including Tokyo and Osaka—are still under a state of emergency.
The spread of infections within the country has impacted the development timeline, explains SNK, adding that in order to release a game that will satisfy players, it was necessary to change the 2021 release date.
The King of Fighters XV will now be released during the first quarter of 2022. SNK asked for understanding regarding this delay.