SNK has just announced that fan favourite Athena Asamiya will be joining the fighter roster in the upcoming game The King of Fighters XV. She first appeared in the 1986 game Psycho Soldier then went on to The King of Fighters’94 and has been a staple character ever since.
Athena is a fighter whose combat style is likened to Wing Chun but she mostly relies on her psychic powers to fight. For the first time ever she will be teaming up with Mai Shiranui, and Yuri Sakazaki and forming Team Super Heroine.
Athena is a high-school pop idol fighting evil to bring about world peace. Her fighting style is composed of the psychic powers she was born with and Chinese Kung Fu. She is a hard worker, both polite and serious. However, this KOF she’s unexpectedly teamed up with Mai and Yuri…?
Mai is a kunoichi and successor of the Shiranui style of ninja arts. Her opponents are at the mercy of her graceful movements and fascinating attire. Using large fans as weapons, her fighting style is to “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”.
Ryo Sakazaki’s younger sister managed to learn deadly techniques in less than one year after joining the Kyokugenryu Dojo. As a fighting genius, Yuri has brought her own personal touch to the martial art. She joins this KOF to once and for all prove her strength to her brother.
The King of Fighters XV is due to release in Q1 of 2022 with more characters to be announced. In the meantime, you can check out Athena Asamiya’s character trailer below.