There are many exciting news we are getting about the King of Fighters XIV lately. There is the whole KOF XIV World Champion tournament, the new patch with updated visuals and many more. Today, we received another interesting news related to Athena, the legendary series character.
SNK revealed today that we should expect new DLC costume for Athena soon. This will be the classic KOF ’98 version costume. Check the link with announcement below.
— G-Mantle (ゲーマント） (@SNKPofficial) December 15, 2016
In case you are unfamiliar with the character, Athena first appeared SNK’s Psycho Soldier and then embarked on being the star of KOF series, appearing in every edition of the game. She even has her own game, Athena: Awakening from the Ordinary Life released for PlayStation in 1999. Unfortunately, the game was only released in Japan. The character of Athena gained massive popularity with gamers; in the character popularity poll on Neo Geo Freak’s website in 2000, she was voted as the tenth favorite character with a total of 1,020 votes. Japanese magazine Gamest ranked Athena at No. 3 in the list of Top 50 Characters of 1994. So, this DLC costume is a logic move for SNK and one welcomed by the fans.