The King of Fighters XV Benimaru Nikaido Character Trailer Released

Game company SNK Corporation has recently revealed the newest character trailer for upcoming action fighting video game The King of Fighters XV.

The newest character to be introduced is the third member of the dynamic Team Hero, Benimaru Nikaido. He is a returning champion in KOFXV. He now joins Shun’ei and Meitenkun for the new Team Hero. More characters will be revealed later on.

Here are the details for each fighter of Team Hero:


Born into a rich family and raised by his Japanese father and American mother, this shooting star takes fighting to a shocking level. His slender frame enhances his electrostatics and his chiseled legs (built from years of shoot boxing) allow him to land kicks that hit like bolts of lightning. During this tournament, Benimaru’s friend and rival, Kyo Kusanagi, forces him into a position where he must watch over Shun’ei and Meitenkun.


Though young, Shun’ei is a master manipulator of illusions. Shortly after mysterious hands form around his body and he is disowned by his parents, Shun’ei falls under the wing of legendary martial arts master Tung Fu Rue, the likes of which teaches him how to come to grips with his new-found powers.

Following the defeat of a strange being known as Verse, Shun’ei continues his training in an effort to better control his powers. He enters the tournament with his friend Meitenkun to further push his abilities to the limit.


With pillow in hand, this sleepy young fighter is a master of the hidden martial arts technique Hyakkyokuminminken, or Eight Extremities Slumber Fist. He considers his mentor Tung Fu Rue and fellow disciple/best friend Shun’ei his family. Many think Meitenkun is Tung’s secret weapon.

No other details yet for the upcoming game The King of Fighters XV. More info will be coming later on.

Source: Press Release

Here’s the character trailer: