The KOF XV Shingo Yabuki DLC is here, and SNK shared a character breakdown trailer and Clemence Bellamy “interview” to introduce him to players. Shingo first appeared in KOF 97, and the latest updates serve to show what people can expect from him now and how the character changed.
First, the KOF XV Shingo Yabuki Character Breakdown video offers a more technical look at who he is and what he can do. It notes he’s a “close-range pressure character” and focuses on his command grabs. It also mentioned he might occasionally, rarely land a Critical Hit with special moves. The video shows how this influences attacks and adds follow-ups when he faces Iori and Benimaru. Moves like his Jumping Heavy Kick, Jumping Blow Back, and 114 Shiki Aragami Unfinished also are shown off in detail in the trailer. It closes out by again showing how Critical Hits can alter the flow of his matches.
As for the “interview” on the official site, it’s a means of offering more insight into Shingo’s personality. Bellamy is a recurring announcer in the KOF series. Aside from also mentioning his occasional Critical Hit potential, it focuses on Shingo’s relationship with Saisyu Kusanagi and Kyo Kusanagi. It notes how they trained together and the admiration he has for his fellow fighter. He also mentioned that Kyo calls his girlfriend Yuki a lot.
The King of Fighters XV is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the Shingo Yabuki DLC is out now. The character also comes with an extra “nostalgia” costume.