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6:31 PM on 07.25.2012

Sanitize: Dude jacks it on a KOF arcade machine in Tokyo

You might want to give the next Japanese arcade machine you play a wipe down first after reading this. My Tokyo-based friend and fighting game community figure, Scott Popular (he calls me Yankee Blue Jeans for some ...

Dale North

8:30 PM on 07.13.2012

SDCC: D-Arts Sigma and Terry Bogard figures are so ace

Bandai's D-Arts figures are the shizz, especially if you've got a thing for Mega Man X characters. At SDCC, Bandai's US distributor Bluefin has been showing off some possible new models for the X line, headlined by none other...

Tony Ponce

7:00 PM on 07.05.2012

KOF XIII debuts at EVO, Atlus bringing Persona 4 Arena

EVO 2012 is this weekend, but I'm sure you already knew that. We're counting the hours here at Destructoid and -- hold on. Wait a minute. Just one more second. It's time to GET HYPE! Atlus is already amped for the festivities...

Kyle MacGregor

7:30 PM on 01.31.2012

King of Fighters XIII gets a patch and a price reduction

A patch that primarily focuses on improving the online functionality in The King of Fighters XIII is now live for PlayStation Network and will soon be available on Xbox Live. Here's what it does: Ranked match filtering allow...

Jordan Devore



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Review: The King of Fighters XIII
by Jonathan Holmes

I fell madly in love with The King of Fighters XII the first time I played it. After slogging through the slow-paced, polygon-based KoF: Maximum Impact games, it was such a relief to see the series return to its roots. The game featured some of the best 2D graphics I'd ever seen, and a fighting system that felt familiar, yet offered plenty of opportunities for discovery and creativity. 

Then I actually got it home, and I realized how much it sucked that the game had no story mode, the smallest roster in series history (lacking fan favorites Mai, King, K' and many others), shoddy netcode, some balancing issues related to the new systems, and a load of other flaws and frown-makers. The core game was still fantastic, but the fine tuning and features that fans had come to expect from a full-priced retail fighting game release just weren't there. 

Much like Street Fighter III: The New Generation, KoF XII felt like a promising, half-finished first entry in a fighting game franchise that was just begging for a fully-featured follow-up. That brings us to The King of Fighters XIII, the game that does its best to give us the experience that KoF XII should have been in the first place.

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11:30 AM on 11.30.2011

Cities in fighting games suck (or are totally awesome)

One of the two. I can't decide which. Fighterpedia is a fairly new web series about fighting game lore. There have been two videos prior to this one, but I wasn't sold on the concept until episode three here compared the his...

Tony Ponce

5:30 PM on 10.19.2011

6 new King of Fighters XIII trailers will keep you happy

If you're a The King of Fighters fan anticipating Atlus' latest venture into the long series, then you might want to sit down for this because the company has today shown us what loving your fan base really looks like i...

Harry Monogenis

4:00 PM on 10.01.2011

King of Fighters XIII delayed to November 22nd

If you were expecting to finally get your eager hands on King of Fighters XIII in late-October, you're going to have to wait just a tad longer. Atlus announced earlier this week that the fighter won't be available within the...

Brett Zeidler

8:00 PM on 07.29.2011

New King of Fighters XIII details, preorder bonus

The King of Fighters series made it's way to the current console generation in 2009 and, sadly, it didn't pack quite pack the punch fans had been expecting. The inclusion of online multiplayer fell flat and there was a notice...

Liam Fisher

12:30 PM on 06.07.2011

E3: Atlus to release King of Fighters XIII in America

As originally posted on Japanator Yes, please. King of Fighters XIII is finally going to get released over here, so I can finally jump into the series exactly where I want to. Atlus claims to have improved the netcode signi...

Tyler Jones