The King of Fighters XIV Arcade Location Test

As reported earlier Taito are working on an arcade version of The King of Fighters XIV for the NesicaxLive2 arcade cabinets.
At the beginning of February they had a Location Test weekend, at 3 locations across Japan (Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya).
I had the opportunity to visit the Taito Game Centre in DenDen Town (Namba) to try out the machine.

Taito Game Station

Taito Game Station, DenDen Town

KOFXIV Arcade Ver Location Test Poster

KOFXIV Arcade Ver Location Test Poster

KOFXIV Location Test Banner

KOFXIV Location Test Banner

The King of Fighters 14 Arcade Cabinet

The King of Fighters 14 Arcade Cabinet

The King of Fighters XIV Cabs

The King of Fighters XIV Cabs

KOFXIV Challenger!

KOFXIV Challenger!

KOFXIV Arcade Ver Cabinets

KOFXIV Arcade Ver Cabinets

It’s only 70% complete apparently and some bugs were evident (various crashes and some post-process shader issues; Disclaimer : I worked on the PS4 version of KOFXIV so am very familiar with the shaders, etc).
But it was great to see a new KOF game in the arcades, and am looking forward to it being rolled out across the country later this year.

If you filled out the online questionnaire after playing the game you got one of these special edition The King of Fighters XIV Arcade Ver. stickers.

The King of Fighters XIV Arcade Ver Sticker

The King of Fighters XIV Arcade Ver Sticker

I managed to get the second one at work 😉

KOFXIV Arcade Ver Sticker

KOFXIV Arcade Ver Sticker

Here’s a short video I took, apologies for the poor quality and the jumps from landscape to portrait…

A second location test is planned for the weekend of March 25th~26th in Osaka, Sendai, Tokyo and Fukuoka : https://www.taito.co.jp/arc/news/2552

If you can’t wait for the arcade version and don’t already have the PS4 version of The King of Fighters XIV it’s available from Play Asia here or Amazon here

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