A Saudi woman has won a character design contest run by SNK, and her character will reportedly appear in a King of Fighters game. It’s unclear if the fighter, Najd, will be added as an update to the current title or a future game but we’ll keep our readers posted. In the meantime, you can check out the design by B Mashael below (click or open in new window to enlarge):
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ResetEra users have translated some of the text that appears in the images. According to user BaShaBeSho, Najd wears an abaya that she uses as a weapon because it’s possessed by a demon called Halek, which means “extreme darkness.” The demon can appear while fighting, and disappear after launching attacks. BaShaBeSho further wrote (verbatim):
The design of the “Abaya” makes her movement very easy. She wears a pair of modern design long leather gloves and boots to decrease damage, and the appearance of her skin while fighting.
She also wears “Hejab” (veil) on her head, but sometimes it falls down while fighting or making a strong move and she will put it back fast on her head after that. She also wears jewelry and a golden belt decorated with blue stones.
Another user added that Najd is a 21-year old university student.
We’ll update our readers when we have more info.