As is the case with many popular game releases, early copies of The King of Fighters are in the wild. However, those hoping to get a head start on the competition will have to contend with a day-one patch that will change a few things.
Speaking on Twitter, The King of Fighters XIV lead designer Hidetoshi Ishizawa has revealed that the game will receive a balance patch on launch day, changing gameplay details about the game’s characters. The patch will also make some changes to the game’s online play, though it’s not quite clear what those changes will be.
Finally, the patch will add support for PlayStation 3 controllers and arcade sticks, making it easier for new players to jump in without having to purchase new equipment. You can watch Atlus unbox a copy of the game here.
Day-one patches aren’t great, but at least it means new players are a little less likely to stomped by people with access to early copies of the game. It’s also nice to know players won’t have to buy PlayStation 4 arcade sticks to play the game.