Mai Shiranui Returns In King Of Fighters Sky Stage

By Spencer . November 2, 2009 . 3:22pm

image She was absent from King of Fighters XII, but SNK hasn’t forgotten about their bouncy ninja. Mai Shiranui is one of the playable characters in King of Fighters Sky Stage.


Kyo, Athena, Iori, Kula, and Terry are also in the game. Each character has different set of attacks. Kula, for instance, uses a five way shot and has a snowman freezing attack for a special move. Iori fires a wide blast of lasers and looks more like a straight shooter.


Mai? She throws fans. You can see more pictures of her at Famitsu.

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  • Kuza21

    KOF XII was unfinished crap and this game is gonna be crap….

  • Advent_Andaryu

    I think this game will be fun. I’m not counting down the days til release, but I love vertical shooters, and I love KOF.

    True, KOF XII was terrible. So far it’s 2 strikes on SNK for me… Let’s hope they redeem themselves soon.

  • DerrickDnaruto

    KOF is my fav fighting game series ever but it kills me 2 say that this looks like crap and KOF XII needs some major DLC with a story mode

  • EasyShooter26

    I read the famitsu article and then looked at the web site for the game, and it all points to this game being made for arcades (the quarter, or in this case 100 yen coin consuming kind) and not xbox arcade. I might have missed something though. It seems to use the taito type X board, which may make it easier to port to the xbox 360 in the future.

    • malek86

      It’s already confirmed for XBLA. Actually, it was only announced for XBLA first, and only recently we learned that it was coming to arcades too.

  • neo_firenze

    I dunno… the concept is bizarre, but I’m getting more and more of a feeling that this game is going to turn out to be better than people expect. It also looks so suspiciously like a Shikigami no Shiro game that there’s some speculation that maybe Alfa System or Skonec are involved behind the scenes. That would certainly lend it some more credibility in the shooter scene, and getting a new Type X shooter with a cheap XBLA release is a pretty good bargain if it turns out to be a solid game.

    Just hope that between KOF XII and the sure to be critically panned Samurai Spirits Sen (aka Samurai Shodown: Edge of Destiny), SNK doesn’t completely lose credibility before Sky Stage gets here.

    • I was going to get this before but now I’m 100% going to get it thanks to the $10 you saved me. I love fighting games and I love shooters. This will be an interesting, albeit random, mesh.

  • This shmup title certainly isn’t going to make me just forget about how much XII failed, lol. Besides, how can we honestly be surprised that Mai was included anyway? It’s a shmup.

    Most of these titles feature a loli or busty girl as a playable character, sometimes even both :P

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