POSTED:  Tuesday, April 20th, 2021                       (4-28-2021)

Street Fighter V Art Director Takayuki Nakayama Takes Guesses on Next KOF XV Characters with Original Art


Continuing the KOF 15 hype, SNK has been posting a teaser character silhouette on Tuesday evenings ahead of the official Wednesday night reveals. For two weeks in a row, Street Fighter V Art Director Takayuki Nakayama has tweeted his own "guesses" for each upcoming KOF XV character in an impressively unique way. With many other excited SNK Twitter-ers rabidly posting memes and quick photoshop edits (usually with Geese Howard in every image), Nakayama actually took the time to draw his own illustrations into the silhouettes! And they're great! The results so far have been a real treat for any SNK fan scrolling on the Twitter-verse. *In case you missed out on the fun on Twitter over the past couple of weeks, simply scroll down to view each SNK silhouettes before witnessing Nakayama's hilarious / epic / clever takes. It would appear the friendly competition / relationship between Capcom and SNK is still alive and well.

*This article will be updated with future artwork posts from Takayuki Nakayama. (Do you like this game? Try making your own on Twitter for upcoming KOF XV character reveals!) FUN FACT: This practice is actually an old tradition in some classic Japanese gaming magazines, with artists illustrating their random guesses into teaser silhouettes of upcoming gaming characters. As a matter of fact...

Back when Samurai Shodown 2 was announced...


(Below) Artistic guesses before Genjuro,
Nicotine, Sieger & Cham Cham were revealed!

Fighting Game History is Fun.

Remember, if you're reading this on a Tuesday, remember it's just Tuesday, and keep your eyes peeled on Twitter for Nakayama's latest antics!
Follow @TakaNakayama on Twitter to see his future posts. (And please continue retweeting his artwork until the KOF15 launch, as well.) I think I speak on behalf of all fighting game fans when I say thank you Nakayama-san! Your artwork is fire and we love it. Please keep it up!

Keep it here on The Fighters Generation for future KOF XV reveals!


 Sources:  @takanakayama@SNKPOfficial    

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