King of Fighters XII Confirmed

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I finally managed to get my hands on Street Fighter IV this weekend and it really is everything that I expected it to be and then some. I also played quite a lot of the HD Remix version that was released on Xbox Live last year and it impressed me to no end as well.

Capcom’s fighters, while brilliant, aren’t everyones cup of tea though and if you are a gamer who prefers their fighting games in the two dimensional flavour, then King of Fighters may be exactly what you are looking for.

King of Fighters XII is set to release this July on Xbox 360 and PS3 and will also feature a brand new HD look thanks to everything being hand drawn in a super high resolution and animated to keep the visuals fluid and as gorgeous as ever.

The press release has the following to say about the upcoming title:

“The legendary 3-on-3 fighting game series that united rival brawlers from SNK Playmore’s classic arcade franchises celebrates its 15th Anniversary in style with the release of The King of Fighters XII. For the first time in its history, this epic martial arts showdown has undergone a complete graphical overhaul. The antiquated character sprites used over the past 14 years have been dropped in favour of all-new, high-resolution fighters fluidly animating across painstakingly detailed, 100% hand-drawn backgrounds.”

Screenshots, trailers and more details are expected in the near future. It all sounds really awesome. Question is, will it be good enough to dethrone the mighty Street Fighter series?

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Source: VG247

Last Updated: March 4, 2009

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since ’08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

  • spl0it

    I’m super stoked that hand drawn 2D is making a bit of a comeback. I like

  • Fox1

    The drunken master was a legend.

  • Oh yeah cant wait for this one.. Critical Counter system looks like it will be a lot of fun to mess with.. :ninja:

  • will be KOF 12 in PC??

    KOF 12 would be morecoinexpended in the arcdes than Street IV?

    ! :heart: Lo único cierto es que KOF XII y SF 4 (or SF 4 y KOF XII) han puesto la fuerza muy alta y ferviente en medio de los juegos de pelea!!

    • I doubt it’ll be making its way to PC.
      SFIV is much, much better than KOFXII in my humble opinion.

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