Monday, June 20, 2011

Quickies: Return of the King

Quickies: Return of the King
Source(s): SNK Playmore

Okay so I'm a little late on this one (So is SNK Playmore if you ask me). Of all the E3 news that broke a few weeks ago, I don't even know how I missed that Atlus will be releasing KOF XIII to PS3 and 360 this holiday season. Here's the post on that from SNK Playmore's blog.

Los Angeles, CA – June 7th, 2011 - SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION, the U.S. publishing arm of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION, today announced that ATLUS has partnered with SNK PLAYMORE to release the latest entry in the legendary fighting franchise, for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system (PS3™) and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

With the triumphant return of fan favorite characters like K’, Mai, and Vice, extensive refinement of the core fighting engine based on community feedback, and vastly improved network functionality, THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII represents the HD entry in the series that fans have been waiting for. Painstaking effort has been made to address every last concern following the last entry: fights play faster; the addition of over a half dozen play modes offers variety and replayability; the game’s beautifully rendered and animated character sprites are better distinguished from the backgrounds—which happen to be richer and more detailed; the camera perspective is less restricted; fighters have more moves, including new supers and the all-new NEOMAX supers; and much, much more!

“We are excited to work with ATLUS to bring THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII to North America,” stated Ryo Mizufune, Company President at SNK PLAYMORE. “Fans have waited patiently for an HD iteration in the series that could live up to the proud tradition of classics like KOF ‘98 and 2002. We view KOF XIII as an opportunity to deliver a high definition KOF game that meets and exceeds fan expectations. We have worked very hard to listen to all of their concerns and suggestions, to incorporate all of their feedback and ideas, and we hope that XIII becomes one of their favorite games in the series.”

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII is scheduled to release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 systems during the 2011 Holiday Season. For more info, visit

I was looking around for information on KOF XIV, since they should be overdue for a news blurb on that, and stumbled upon this. I'm excited, but slightly miffed that we had to wait for so long.

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