It has been a year since the eve of April Fools Day 2017 when the first gameplay footage of Arika's Fighting EX Layer was revealed to the public. fighting game enthusiast and the media were skeptical of the game's existence since the video bears the following description: "※This video is from April Fools 2017 of ARIKA Co., Ltd."
To celebrate its anniversary, a new promotional video featuring Arika's President and CEO Akira Nishitani was shared through the game's official YouTube page. Two additional characters were introduced in the video, the noble samurai Hayate and Sanane who is believed to be Nanase. Character Sketch of DLC characters scheduled for a post-launch release was also revealed.
The highlight of the presentation, however, is the character sketch of KOF XIV Producer Yasuyuki Oda (see images above) wielding a boomerang which was meant to be an April Fools joke, but based on how the game was revealed, there might be some concealed truth behind Oda's appearance. Check out the gallery and video below for more information and stay tuned for more gaming news and updates.
"Fighting EX Layer Promotional Video"