SNK announced that Najd, a female fighter who was originally created by a fan who won a character design contest for The King of Fighters XIV, will be joining the game's roster in April. You can check the new character in combat in the trailer below.
Najd is a very quiet person dressed with an Abaya with extraordinary powers. At night, she puts on her Abaya and turns into a vigilante to fight crime and protect her fellow citizens. In contrast to her mysterious appearance, she is a normal college student during the day.
In addition, Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, will appear in the game as a brand new stage with an interesting mix of modern and traditional styles. It features the Masmak fort in the foreground with modern skyscrapers adoring the background. Riyadh stage will be available for free with the Version 3.0 updated which will be available in April.
There are a total of 4 new DLC characters coming with the Version 3.0 updated planned for April 2018 including the already announced Oswald, Heidern and Najd. This will bring the total playable roster to a whopping 58 characters! The final DLC character will be announced in the coming weeks.