King of Fighters ALLSTAR , the mobile RPG based off of the hit fighting game is adding two new roster-stalwarts Mai Shiranui and Athena Asamiya to its list of collectable characters. The new units are based off of their appearances in King of Fighters Special Signature.
The game, published by Netmarble, will add the two characters as part of their upcoming February update, along with various events to get upgrade materials for their fighters.
Special Signature Mai is a Red Element Attack Type character with the top-tier Burn that is highly skilled for both Attack and Defense. Special Signature Athena is a Purple Element Defense Type character that is also capable of Attack with the top-tier Starlight. In addition to collecting new characters, players can now collect special Battle Cards themed after Special Signature Mai and Special Signature Athena, along with 3 Defense-oriented Set Cards and one new Option Card, from the in-game summons.
The game is also releasing several events and upgrades for players in February’s update, including:
- Daily Check-In Bonus (2/25 – 3/11): Log in to THE KING OF FIGHTERS ALLSTAR to collect up to 1.1M Gold, and 200 Rubies.
- Score Event (2/25 – 3/11): Players can clear Chapter stages to achieve high scores and earn rewards. Obtainable rewards include THE KING OF FIGHTERS ALLSTAR Fighter Summon Tickets and Drop Rewards like the Lady Lucky Box.
- Lady Chang Keohan Fighter Roulette (2/25 – 3/11): Log in to THE KING OF FIGHTERS ALLSTAR daily for a chance to collect three Roulette tickets. Players can use tickets to spin the wheel and collect prizes, including Lady Chang Keohan and the Lady Chang Keohan Special Card.
- Super Mission Event: Players can enjoy this seven-day long event where complete specific objectives to earn rewards. Lady Billy and Lady Yashiro will appear as selectable fighters and players can collect items that can be used to upgrade these characters.
Mai Shiranui is one of the most iconic characters from King of Fighters, so it only makes sense she’d get a Special Signature unit in ALLSTAR. Similar to Terry Bogard, she’s largely overtaken series protagonist Kyo in popularity.