Athena, Chin and Kensou return as Team Psycho Soldier in The King of Fighters XIV

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The latest King of Fighters XIV team trailer from SNK and Atlus USA introduces the return of the Psycho Soldier Team which consists of long-time fighters Athena Asamiya, Sie Kensou and Chin Gentsai.

All three members were first introduced in The King if Fighters 94′. While Athena and Chin haven’t really changed very much in terms of move set over the years, Kensou has seen a few variations while also having a more traditional look rather than his Chinese outfit in The King of Fighters XII and XIII.

In King of Fighters XIII, Chin was one character you saw in tournament play a lot for his ability to deal a lot of damage with his combos and links. While he still has that high damage output, it doesn’t look like he will be as technical as he was last year. Kensou plays much like he has in previous years, with the ability to get in close and control both the mid-range game with his fireball and anti-air attack.

Athena has always been a solid character, and The King of Fighters XIV really lets her control the flow of the battle as she can cancel out of almost all her attacks into her specials which can do massive damage, especially if you have an opponent locked in the corner. Funnily enough, her Climax Special looks like it was taken straight out of Dragon Ball Z.

King of Fighters XIV will be available on August 23rd exclusively for the Playstation 4.

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