This will mark her first playable appearance in over 20 years.
Despite the fact The King of Fighters 15 has been announced for awhile now, it’s in a strange spot as we still don’t have a release time frame nor platforms. Regardless of that, SNK has been introducing various characters via videos such as Joe Higashi and Kyo Kusanagi. Now, we have another one, a fighter who is returning after a very long absence.
Today we got a trailer introduction for Chizuru Kagura. The character is a member of one of the clans who are said to hold a sacred artifact that sealed the serpent monster Orochi many years ago. Originally introduced in The King of Fighter ’96 as a sub-boss, she was playable in later entries. However, her last appearance in the series was a non-playable sub-boss role in the 2003 entry and has not been in playable form for over 20 years. That means 15 will be her debut in a 3D title.
The King of Fighters 15 is planned to release at some point in 2021, but as of now platforms and time frame are unknown.