Billy Kane Has Some New Tricks For The King Of Fighters XIII

By Spencer . August 4, 2011 . 12:13am

And SNK Playmore demoed Billy Kane’s moves with a few combo exhibition videos. One new technique (back + LP) makes Billy lunge forward and extend his pole. Seems like a good long range attack. Billy can also evade projectiles while he’s doing a pole jump, the move has a few frames of invincibility.



Check out Billy’s NEOMAX below.



Producer Kei Yamamoto said they selected Billy for The King of Fighters XIII because he’s popular, his fighting style, and he’s balanced when paired with other characters. Also, players will be able to make a Fatal Fury dream team with Billy, Hwa, and Raiden.


The King of Fighters XIII comes out on October 25 in North America and October 27 in Japan.

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  • RagnaXBL

    the wait for this game has been too long

    • Kibbitz

      If the game turns out as well as most claim, then it will have been worth it though.

      • most claim?, have you seen the thousand gameplay videos on youtube?, this game is really something and It´s definitely a million times better than 12, in fact, It quite possibly may be one of the best of the franchise.

        • Kibbitz

          I love watching but do not play. Makes it difficult to actually evaluate things the way actual players might, so I usually refrain from participating in input or judgement most of the time. Doesn’t help that most actual players seem to get pretty snippy when people like me offer comments that they don’t agree with since apparently my opinions have less validity because of this.

          Also, haven’t actually watched much XIII and XII either, it had mostly passed me by until the recent mention of KOF XIII for console again as well as some nice show matches I caught at EVO 2011. Am starting to get into it but am still looking for good video providers for it on youtube.

          • I agree, but still, even If you haven´t played it, or even if you are not an avid KOF player, the game looks and “sounds” great. Trust me :p, SNK finally made another great KOF. And I`ll personally support them even If the netcode is yet again broke.

            In case you are interested, here are some first class matches.


            sorry, wrong link.


          • Kibbitz

            It does look and sound great to me. The only thing that actually annoyed me were some of the effects used for the (S?)DMs since they felt somewhat messier since the transition to HD, as well as some character design things (Ikari Warriors took Captain America’s super soldier serum and went chunky >=P) but these things are pretty minor and haven’t gotten in the way of enjoying the matches.

            Edit: Thanks for the links, forgot to look for SBO vids.

          • You welcome.
            Can`t argue with that, I didn´t like Ikari team design either.And yes, those light effects may look strange (just plain ugly) in HD.

    • Yes, Ragna. Yes it has.

  • PrinceHeir

    this is gonna be amazing :)

    please people support SNK. this might be their last KOF or even their main game before they concentrate on Pachinko games.

    we must support them, i’ll definitely buy the LE of this game.

    i just hope if KOF XIII sells well, we might see their other franchises like Samurai Shodown, The Last Blade, Mark of the Wolves, Metal Slug and more

    • Setsu Oh

      come on ! GET SERIOUS! (see what i deed thar?) last kof? really? as horribly horrible the 12th was they sold enough to continue on and make a 13 th. with atlus in the palace do  you really think the kingdom is doomed? now thatthey have decent promos and ads?

      • HistorysGreatestMonster

        To make new games, you need programmers. Most of them are gone.

      • mikanko

        Atlus is only distributing the game in the US.  They have very little effect on anything as all the games development is handled by a struggling games division at SNKP. 

    • Guest


      *slaps SNK*

      • mikanko

        A lot of SNK’s employees from the 90s work at 8ing or dimps or Arc System Works or probably even other places these days.  There’s weight behind the idea that SNKP is more P than SNK these days.  Playmore has always been pretty big in Pachinko scene from what I understand!


  • ragnarok989

    I was far more intrigued when I read that as Billy Zane instead of Kane…

  • Well this isn’t actually anything new…he’s always had these Moves but its cool to see how they combo together

  • Setsu Oh

    One new technique (back + LP) makes Billy lunge forward and extend his pole.

    nOt new.

  • mikanko

    In case anyone was curious, Rising Star Games confirmed with someone at dreamcancel through email that the 5 characters never before seen in KoF was a typo.  It was supposed to be 5 characters not in KoF XIII arcade.  They did however say Iori ’98 was dlc, and didn’t count towards that.  That means Billy and Saiki and probably three more.

    I think the agent team or those from the past team are most likely.  The most recent Famitsu also hints at upcoming dlc including more characters than just Iori ’98, so we’ll wait and see I guess.

  • Loved Billy´s stance.

  • i do that neo max when i think of this game and how close it is to release.

    But i do it with my own pole if you know what i am saying :p


    im going to die of lack of blood soon !

  • xAKUM3TSUx

    I’m liking everything about this game! EX Iori, Billy Kane, Saiki, 2 more characters, DLC, 4/5 Discs, Color Edit, Story, Ash Crimson….Ash Crimson!!!. Automatic Buy FOR ME!!!

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