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.