in September 2017, Manga Productions held a social media contest in the
Middle East for fans to design a character and stage to appear in The
King of Fighters XIV. After receiving over 300 entries, SNK confirmed
that this new female Saudi Arabian character will appear in KOF XIV
as downloadable content, along with a new "Masmak Fort" stage. KOF14
producer Yasuyuki Oda, character designer Eisuke Ogura, and art director
Nobuyuki Kuroki, all participated in the selection process.
Below is the original concept artwork of the winning design, a female
combatant from Najd created by Mashael Al-Barrak of Saudi Arabia.
The winning stage was
the "modern day Masmak fort arena" designed by Zainab Al-Lawaty
Preview image added
SNK hasn't specified any release date for the new character or
stage in KOF XIV. As always, stay tuned on
FightersGeneration.com for continued coverage.