The King Of Fighters XIII Neo Maxes Into North America This October

By Spencer . July 11, 2011 . 10:30am


The King of Fighters XIII won’t be released too far away from its October 27 launch in Japan. Atlus confirmed they’re going to release SNK Playmore’s fighting game in North America in October too. The console version has more single player modes including a story mode, which you can see below.


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New to The King of Fighters XIII are Neo Max super moves that take three levels of your special gauge to use. Here’s a little montage of those powerful attacks.



The King of Fighters XIII for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 adds extra contenders like Billy Kane from the Fatal Fury series. He’s in the North American version too. Atlus confirmed their version will mirror the content in the Japanese release.


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  • damndamndrum

    I’m still hoping for Blue Mary and Yamazaki!

    • Completely off topic; Is D.Q swords any good?, It looks gorgeous but I heard It was boring, short and lacks depth, Is this true?

      • damndamndrum

        Ah hehe well it’s not the best DQ game out there, but I bought it out of pure devotion to the series =) I loved the characters though and personally had fun with it. If you can find it pretty cheap and are looking for something to just give a try, then go for it! 

  • Kim’s yells are complete win.

  • urbanscholar

    Already have this paid off already. Just waiting on the netcode business.

  • RagnaXBL

    Looks like its coming sooner than i expected :D

  • shion16

    Max cancel ?

    • nilcam

      Max cancel is cancelling a DM into a Neomax. It’s similar to Dream Cancel in King of Fighters XI.

      • shion16

        thanks man =)

  • RagnaXBL

    nvm, saw official website

  • xAKUM3TSUx

    Ryo Sakazaki, the fans and media would like to ask you one question after your fight with Terry Bogard. Are You Okay!?

    Ryo- I cant answer that. It’s bad luck 

  • Well i knew it was coming out in October and i can’t wait.  Hopefully we’ll get Yamazaki and Blue Mary or any new character.  And i’m still getting this even if the netcode is meh, cuz that’s not the only reason why KOFXII sucked and last time i checked MvCshit 3 and MK9 had bad netcode…didn’t stop people from buying them

    • Anone

      me vote for Blue Mary as another additional character as well.

  • Don’t make Mai angry, or she will hurt you in places you never knew existed.

  • I’ve haven’t seen Mature’s skull thingy super move for so so long. :’)

  • Cant wait for this. Gonna retire my SSFIV AE for a while

  • KyoyaHibari

    I knew it was October for a while now, it was on Amazon ;P, but still, why are all the good games coming out in Fall, I need something to play in Summer! >.<

  • Guest

    Cool Just enough time to completely redraw Athena’s sprites : )

  • thaKingRocka

    I am ok.

  • z_merquise

    Wow, just looking at those background makes me already think “how were they able to do that?”. Just look at the detail and the lighting at that new stage with Lily Kane in it. Only few developers these days were able to create games that’s purely hand-drawn 2D I really applaud them for it. Not saying that 3D was bad but 2D always stays with me.

    I’m really excited for this game and this is coming from a person who wasn’t even a KOF fan (I’m more of a Metal Slug and Samurai Shodown fan, when it comes to SNK games).

    • PrinceHeir

      im a fan of SNK as a whole!!!! :P

      bought KOF 2000/2001, XI, 98 UM, XII(despite not enjoying it), plan on buying this and KOF 2002/2003 :)

      have Samurai Shodown Anthology though i prefer the japanese version since there’s alot of blood and content that was cut :(

  • Kris

    So much beauty. Can’t wait!

  • Single player modes? October? Content will match Japan’s? SUWEET!

  • MrRobbyM

    Looks like my first KoF game.

  • PrinceHeir

    i thought the console version was named KOF XIII Neo Max O____O

    cannot wait for this.

    Bring on the flame Kyo and K!!!!!

  • KyoyaHibari

    O.o The new stages look AMAZING!

  • Scallion

    r u o k?

  • a_paranoid_nerd

    Fun fact: Those pics aren’t from the story mode, they’re from the arcade mode. KOFXIII compensates for the lack of intros with text intros for every single character combination in the game.

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