King of Fighters XIV DLC Characters Release Date Revealed, Rock Howard Joins Cast

With already three confirmed King of Fighters XIV characters (Vanessa, Whip, Yamazaki) as DLC, SNK is adding one more! Confirmed to be joining the fray is Rock Howard!

Rock Howard made his debut in the last chapter of the Fatal Fury series, Garou: Mark Of The Wolves, and this release will mark his first appearance in a mainline KOF title. He is the estranged son of crime lord Geese Howard, having been adopted and raised by Terry Bogard from a young age. His fighting style is a unique mix of both Terry and Geese’s styles and he even boasts his own variations on some of their iconic moves, such as Geese’s Raging Storm and Terry’s Buster Wolf. His Crack Counter, for example, combines the reversal techniques from Geese’s Aikijutsu moves with Terry’s Crack Shoot attack.

This melding of styles results in a well-rounded fighter. He sacrifices both Geese’s dominating power and Terry’s simple and direct style for speed and versatility, creating a unique approach that stands on its own despite borrowing heavily from two disparate fighters.

Additionally, SNK announced the release date for all the King of Fighters XIV character DLC, and it’s this April 5! Those not looking forward to forking over some money for DLC will be happy to know that on the same day, two new stages and BGM tracks will be made available for all users for free!

You can read up on all of Rock Howard’s changes from Garou: Mark of the Wolves, right here.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]