The King Of Fighters XIII Has Over 30 Characters, Let’s Look At Billy Kane

By Spencer . July 1, 2011 . 2:31am


Hailing from Fatal Fury, Billy Kane returns to The King of Fighters series as a playable character in The King of Fighters XIII.


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The console version of The King of Fighters XIII will have over 30 characters. Reserve the game in Japan and you’ll get an additional character who will be available via downloadable content. Specific details have not been announced and it’s unclear if Atlus will run the same promotion in North America.


The King of Fighters XIII is slated for release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 27 in Japan. Atlus confirmed The King of Fighters XIII as a holiday title for North America.


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  • This gives hope for ’98 Iori and more DLC characters

  • I have been waiting for this instalment to come out for a long time now. Seriously looking forward to this title!

  • I just played KOF12 at the arcades the other day, and oh boy, does it bring back memories. Come to papa, kof13

  • RagnaXBL

    I’m so ready to have this game…

  • Ladius

    Billy is gorgeous, can’t wait to see the other new characters… The more I think about it, the more it’s a win-win situation: if they have iori ’98 (as the old leak suggested) and Eiji to complete the KoF95 team with Billy it would be wonderful, and if they have Blue Mary and Yamazaki to fill in the ranks of the Outlaw team it would be awesome, too. My arcade stick is ready :D

  • HistorysGreatestMonster

    Wow, they went back to his old-school FF1 design. Well, it makes sense, considering how they’ve gone with everyone else’s “classic” design too. Still, I prefer him in his jacket but you won’t hear me complaining about more characters.

  • I remember the KOF team having shown some 12/13 style renders of a few characters they had considered, being Momo, Oswald, and Billy, I think. It’d be cool if they all made it in this time around. Especially Oswald, I need me some card-fighting action!

  • FireCouch

    I really want to see this game in action.  Screenshots aren’t doing much.

    • The arcade version is all over youtube. Just look it up there.

      • FireCouch

        Thanks bro.

  • I played the arcade version of XIII and it was fucking awesome, and this is coming from someone who hated XII.  I really want the home console version!

    • I’m pretty sure I’m with everyone here in saying that we all hated XII and that this one is loads better.

      • XII was fine as long as you don’t care about gameplay modes, stage variety, online play functioning at all, or game breaking bugs…

  • Wow that new stage has cameos from Lilly Kane, Krauser and Laurence Blood!

  • Over 30 characters? Kinda vague since it has 31 characters(with Billy)….character select show at least 9 more slots that can fit but I doubt they’ll have 8 more characters…maybe 3 is more is likely. Hopefully I’m wrong.

    • Souji Tendou

      Uhh… the Arcade version has 31 characters on screen, and 2 additional characters, they are Dark Ash an Saiki. That makes it 33 characters technically. Now, if only they said more than 35 characters, I’ll be more excited. :p

      • Both are playable? Didn’t know that though they look virtually the same from what I first seen…….most boring new characters I’ve ever seen in any fighting game tbh. I definitely agree that I’d be excited if they said 35 or more though.

        • Souji Tendou

          Dark Ash and Saiki? Afaik, they’re not playabe on Arcade, but there’s a trainer for the leaked PC version to be able to play as them.

  • PrinceHeir

    sooo hype for this :P

    forget street fighter, tekken.

    this is the REAL DEAL :P

    along with this is MY FAVORITE fighting game ever!!!!!

    hopefully if this sells well we can have another KOF Dream Match game(with Mark of the worlves characters) as well as new Samurai Shodown and The Last Story ^^

    • I’ll get this if they fix Ralf and Clark’s muscles

  • Bueno

  • What I think is they should have members of Those from the Distant Past as a team, kinda similar as the New Faces Team in ’97 and the Nests Team in ’01.

  • KyoyaHibari

    Wait, someone remind me how many characters were in the arcade version? I’m still hoping for my 6 chars :D

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