King of Fighters XII Has DLC, Console Specific Online Modes

By Spencer . May 14, 2009 . 11:56am

image So, Mai didn’t make the first draft. SNK could sell her and other characters as future downloadable content. King of Fighters XII has a marketplace mode where users can purchase additional items online. Details about downloadable content have not been outlined at this time.


Also interesting is King of Fighters XII has a different set of options in the online menu depending on the console. On the PlayStation 3 players can pick “Clan” which is not found in the Xbox 360 menu. Instead the menu has an option for a “ranked match.” Clan mode is a bulletin board (BBS) like system where players can post messages and issue challenges.



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  • QBasic

    Now I’m 100% certain on not purchasing this…

    Banzai for BlazBlue!

    • Justin Bailey

      I’m with you, Q. DLC is effectively killing my enthusiasm for most of my old favorites. Soulcalbur IV is still fresh in my mind so it looks like KoF XII is joining it on the shelf… in my mind.

      Hopefully SNK Playmore will survive lon enough to make XIII

      • daizyujin

        I agree, and in fighting games it is worse since the addition of a character to the game if done wrong could effectively throw the entire game off balance.

        Now that I think about it though, this should have been more obvious from the start. There is no way that SNK would leave out Mai unless they planned on using her in this manner. There are posters, books, and statues of her with her tits hanging to her knees than any other character in the KOF line. It would be like a Disney fighting game having every character except Mickey Mouse. In many ways she is the face of the series. Mark my words, $10 for Mai. Somebody has to pay for her implants.

        • Choppasmith

          I’m really not bothered by it. Get bored of the game, pay 10 dollars for a couple new characters. For a series like KoF, I think it’s the most logical route. It’s much better than paying 60 dollars for a few new backgrounds and reshuffle of characters. I really don’t see why you guys would be against that.

          Now if we’re talking about the PS3 only Clan mode, or if this was about the 360 getting Mature and PS3 getting Elizabeth, yeah THAT would be reasonable for complaints.

          • Gill

            because gamers are fucking cheap!

          • Justin Bailey

            I’m actually a game programmer who presently works in the industry, just so that you know.

  • Badfish

    I’d rather play Samurai Shodown online.

  • Advent

    I think DLC is a great idea! I’m all for SNK on this one, I hope they do add characters you can download.

    I cant wait for Blazblue though! Its going to be just as good if not better.

  • My only hope to see Angel return to the stage.

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