At the AOU 2008 (Feb. 16) SNK Playmore JP and Taito will unveil the latest installment in its classic arcade title King of Fighters XII, and show it off for the first time, even though only in video format. In development for quite a while now, KOF XII is a fresh start with a brand new engine and overhauled sprites. Scheduled for release on Taito's Type X² arcade machine mid 2008, KOF XII is expected to be ported on PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2009.
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'King of Fighters XII' (PS3/X360) To Be Unveiled
by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 1:39 a.m. PST
The legendary 3-on-3 fighting game series that united rival brawlers from SNK Playmores classic arcade franchises celebrates its 15th anniversary in style with The King of Fighters XII. For the first time in its history, this epic martial arts showdown has undergone a complete graphical overhaul. The antiquated character sprites used over the past 14 years have been dropped in favor of all-new, high-resolution fighters fluidly animating across painstakingly detailed, 100% hand-drawn backgrounds.