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Cayomi
02-19-2008, 08:30 PM
Michi said it should be made. This is a forum for KoF XII discussion, so we can keep it out of cosplay forums.

They should just put every character they have ever created in the game and make everyone happy! That is the only solution!!

Michi
02-19-2008, 09:33 PM
That's what dream matches are for! :bigtu: We aren't due for another one until XIII, hehe.

CountMetal
02-19-2008, 10:14 PM
If there was ever a KoF XIII, I wonder what's the new ARC going to be.

Anyway hopefully when SNK Playmore(aka Delaymore) USA releases this game next year, hopefully they won't delay it many times until the year after next. Otherwise time to get my XBOX 360 modded:toothy:

cactusmomma
02-20-2008, 10:05 AM
The ever sexy high def trailer from AOU:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shaD-FOSv8I

From the matchups in this video, it's apparent they'll be concentrating on Ash vs Kyo.

Roster confirmed so far:
Kyo
Ash
Benimaru
Terry
Elisabeth
Daimon
Athena
Kim

I'm wondering if we'll finally find out who the heck did Takuma in? It's been 5 years!

Cayomi
02-20-2008, 01:38 PM
Well in NGBC Ryo has replaced him as "Mr. Karate" so I wonder that also. Good question!

Michi
02-20-2008, 02:53 PM
Athena's new look is really starting to bug me. She looks far too cutesy and round in that new sprite, like her old late 80s art. I mean, yeah, yay nostalgic throwback, but ... whine. Not to mention her hair looks that awful neon purple color that it never should be.

ULTIMATE KASUMI
02-20-2008, 03:58 PM
Game looks great. Ash and Athena look lovely. I can't wait to play it.

Skyline Kyo
02-20-2008, 08:39 PM
Oh wow! New graphics... new sprites... wow...

This is getting me excited about KoF again!

Mesoian
02-20-2008, 08:46 PM
It certainly needed it.

I just hope the sprite work is up to snuff in terms of guilty gear, SF2HDRemix and the upcomming blazblue. It's kinda hard to tell in the video.

Michi
02-20-2008, 10:46 PM
The animation and size of the sprites makes me happy. When they show the difference in the trailer, it's beautiful.

I've been talking about this game on two separate boards in 3 threads so it's getting a bit confusing as to what I've said yet or not! :thumbsup: I really hope this comes out before the end of June in Japan so that I can play it in arcades.

Cayomi
02-21-2008, 12:22 AM
Michi you seem like a huge KoF fan! YAY FOR YOU! We need more of those!

About the game...Either way I own every 2-D fighter I can get my hands on and I don't intend to miss out on this one....It looks great! SNK makes the best quality 2-D fighters in my opinion. They are great at character design, originality, and just plain fun, while still presenting a balance in the fighting.

cactusmomma
02-21-2008, 01:44 AM
Just to be a multi-compilation booger, here's some releases that were announced for us in the states.

World Heroes Anthology (World Heroes Gorgeous) to hit PS2 in mid March.

FF Battle Archives 2 (Rebout, Rebout 2, Special, The Newcomers) in Q2.

SNK Arcade Classics Volume 1: PS2 PSP in Q2, Wii in Q4.

KOF: Orochi Saga (95, 96, 97 PLUS 94 and 98 as bonuses!) all versions early Q4.

SS Anthology (Including SS1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5 SPECIAL, and 6) also aimed for a Q4 release with additional bonus content.

KOF 98 Ultimate Match

Metal Slug 7 DS. Not sure if it'll make 08, but time shall tell.

Also Samurai Shodown Edge of Destiny (SS Sen)
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/30843.html

and

KOF 12
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/30832.html
anticipated for next gen systems.

(copy/pasted from Jeff cause it's late and he summed it up already)

SamSen will be released to arcades in April. No date for XII..

For extra sexy proof:
http://www.snk-capcom.com/gallery/SNKGDC2008/IMG_1845
http://www.snk-capcom.com/gallery/SNKGDC2008/IMG_1846
Wii releases!

As for Ryo being Mr. K..that's all fine and dandy, but I still want to know if this means the return of Todoh and Lee (and Jack..possibly.) because of it. <3

Cayomi
02-21-2008, 10:40 AM
You made me the happiest person in the world! I was wondering when they were going to release some new stuff in America, and you answered that for me. MORE CRAP TO BUY! O,__,O

Michi
02-21-2008, 10:46 AM
Michi you seem like a huge KoF fan! YAY FOR YOU! We need more of those!

Haha, yes I am. That's something I think that has been well known on the boards since the start! I've been a huge SNK/KOF fan for almost 10 years now. :bigtu:

Just to be a multi-compilation booger, here's some releases that were announced for us in the states.

The 2nd FF Battle Archives and the KOF Orochi Saga are already on my to-buy list. I saw them in Japan and can't wait to be able to play them on my own PS2 at home. I'll probably get the SamSho Anthology too anyway, but I dunno about 98 Ultimate Match. If it's as cheap as all the other recent releases, I'll get it. But I still have and play 98 on Dreamcast.

Now I have to decide if I want them on Wii or not though.. haha.

CountMetal
02-21-2008, 11:14 AM
SNK Arcade Classics Volume 1: PS2 PSP in Q2, Wii in Q4.


Finally Magician Lord is back but in a compilation. I would like to see some more Magician Lord Games in the future. Also it would be nice if he is a playable character in KoF 12. I wonder who will be the other two team mates. Speaking of other SNK Classics, I want the protagonist from Crystalis in that game as well :toothy:

cactusmomma
02-21-2008, 06:36 PM
but I dunno about 98 Ultimate Match. If it's as cheap as all the other recent releases, I'll get it.

Haha, I still play '98 on GGPO, but still...EX/AoF 2 King is just drool worthy.

http://www.1up.com/do/previewPage?cId=3166474
Interview with producer.

Cayomi
02-21-2008, 08:22 PM
OOO RenegadePocky! What is your name on GGPO? Mine is Cayomi. I try and get on everyday! We can battle!!!!!!

cactusmomma
02-21-2008, 11:46 PM
Possible!

9898989898 AMIRITE.

Cayomi
02-22-2008, 12:27 PM
lol yeah! the chinese people will not stop that crap. I find it a little funny. Anyways, we should fight sometime! It would be lots of fun!!!

cactusmomma
03-11-2008, 12:37 AM
Forgot to mention! Leona's in.

CountMetal
03-25-2008, 12:46 PM
If the console versions(US) have online play for XBOX Live or PSN, I would be happy. Anyway, according to Cyberfanatix, there is going to be a loke test in the US this July. I don't know where but I would love to test this game.

Skyline Kyo
03-26-2008, 04:03 PM
Don't know if anyone posted this or not but:

http://kotaku.com/370978/the-king-of-fighters-xii-screens-so-pretty

What a beautiful looking game... the youtube video makes the game look really slow though... hopefully that's just the video.

cactusmomma
05-03-2008, 12:55 AM
We have new characters and soon, a new trailer:
Raiden (not Big Bear)
Ryo
Robert Garcia
Andy
Billy (from Rage of the Dragons/Double Dragon)
Ralf

Classic fans, time to glee.

Mesoian
05-05-2008, 02:34 PM
HAHA. Billy! I lol'd, squeed, and rage'd at the same time.

cactusmomma
08-29-2008, 12:49 AM
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/101/101790/
http://www.the-nextlevel.com/board/showthread.php?p=1064200903#post1064200903
New screens and some more information will be shown at the AM show on the 18th.

Check out the team portraits. We have Ryo, CLASSIC Robert, Shen and Ralf.

CountMetal
09-02-2008, 02:12 PM
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/101/101790/
http://www.the-nextlevel.com/board/showthread.php?p=1064200903#post1064200903
New screens and some more information will be shown at the AM show on the 18th.

Check out the team portraits. We have Ryo, CLASSIC Robert, Shen and Ralf.
Finally new screen shots :bigtu: If they have Griffon and Ramon, they better put Raiden in an all Wrestling Team. That will rock!

CrossCounter
09-08-2008, 12:19 PM
Finally new screen shots :bigtu: If they have Griffon and Ramon, they better put Raiden in an all Wrestling Team. That will rock!

...or even better, bring in MUSCLE POWER from World Heroes :bigtu:

cactusmomma
09-18-2008, 12:04 AM
Things showing up from the AM Show:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/Dourmalynn/kofxii/kof1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/Dourmalynn/kofxii/CA390623.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/Dourmalynn/kofxii/CA390622.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/Dourmalynn/kofxii/CA390621.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/Dourmalynn/kofxii/2kof005.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/Dourmalynn/kofxii/2kof004.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/Dourmalynn/kofxii/2kof003.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/Dourmalynn/kofxii/2kof002.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/Dourmalynn/kofxii/2kof001.jpg

Michi
09-18-2008, 12:19 AM
Despite still not liking Athena's design, I really like that poster in the first image link there.

cactusmomma
09-18-2008, 12:33 AM
Adding a little more:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/Dourmalynn/kofxii/45418904hf1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/Dourmalynn/kofxii/41320145po1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/Dourmalynn/kofxii/40916168xa2.jpg

Edit: Video!
http://eyevio.jp/movie/168361
Holy sexy Ash crouch -> attack

Michi
09-18-2008, 03:18 AM
Man, it looks so pretty. I wish I could go to TGS this year. :[

chouhanwei
09-18-2008, 05:54 PM
Bricks Have Been Shat!!!

cactusmomma
10-07-2008, 11:25 PM
TGS firing up this week. Happy picture at link.
http://game.snkplaymore.co.jp/event/tgs2008/event/index.html#event03

DarkFujin
10-07-2008, 11:57 PM
Ahhh man. TGS can not come fast enough!

cactusmomma
10-09-2008, 07:41 AM
http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/21952
Looks like Iori, Raiden and Andy are playable with TGS.

cactusmomma
11-17-2008, 12:21 AM
The King of Fighters XII - Premiere Event Details:

* All the characters in The King of Fighters XII will be playable.

* The King of Fighters XII's game system will be completed.

* The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match also will be playable.

* There will be a special tournament for The King of Fighters XII.

* The Event will held on Nov 29, 2008.

http://game.snkplaymore.co.jp/event/kof-xii-pre/index.html

Begin speculation of remaining 6 characters to the roster now.

I say Mai, King, Elisabeth, Goro, K`, and Kensou.

Mesoian
11-17-2008, 11:09 AM
ANGEL!

I want her back...

cactusmomma
11-17-2008, 11:45 AM
Too bad they won't touch Eolith characters ever again. :[

CountMetal
11-18-2008, 03:36 PM
The King of Fighters XII - Premiere Event Details:

* All the characters in The King of Fighters XII will be playable.

* The King of Fighters XII's game system will be completed.

* The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match also will be playable.

* There will be a special tournament for The King of Fighters XII.

* The Event will held on Nov 29, 2008.

http://game.snkplaymore.co.jp/event/kof-xii-pre/index.html

Begin speculation of remaining 6 characters to the roster now.

I say Mai, King, Elisabeth, Goro, K`, and Kensou.
My guesses are the same as yours. They better put Kensou, Mai, and King in XII otherwise I will wait for the console version to come out.

Bloody Baker
11-18-2008, 04:01 PM
I smiled to myself while reading these posts.

Now I feel restless.

Good job.

EDIT: eijbeidbed After actually looking at the images, cringing at how girly Ash looks{and then twitching in approval at his crouch attack}, awing at the gorgeous graphics and then realizing that is in fact Athenas default outfit for this game...

D< I CAN'T WAIT. GIMME NAO.

cactusmomma
11-18-2008, 05:44 PM
My guesses are the same as yours. They better put Kensou, Mai, and King in XII otherwise I will wait for the console version to come out.

They'd be giving Kensou his man card back.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8a/Psycho_Soldier.png


Edit: From IGN:

November 18, 2008 - Although most fighting game fans have expected the U.S. release of The King of Fighters XII, official word came down the line today. Ignition Entertainment confirmed the U.S. release of the next iteration in SNK's renowned fighting franchise. Although no platforms or specifics have been revealed, at least fans of the series can rest assured that the game will be hitting home consoles in 2009. The game will also see a European release during the same year.

King of Fighters XII, in celebration of its 15th Anniversary, will be taking some big strides forward in terms of visuals. "For the first time in its history, this ultimate fighting game has undergone a complete graphical overhaul. All sprites used over the past 14 years have been dropped and replaced with new 2D high-definition, high-resolution sprites, on detailed 2D backgrounds, drawn 100 percent by hand." This should definitely please hardcore enthusiasts eager to see a graphical update to the long-standing franchise.

CountMetal
11-19-2008, 07:08 AM
They'd be giving Kensou his man card back.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8a/Psycho_Soldier.png

I was expecting Kensou to use his XI outfit until the next KoF Saga but oh well. It's nice seeing his good ol' Psycho Soldier outfit again. Maybe this time his moves will be similar to Athena.

cactusmomma
11-26-2008, 04:22 PM
Haha! I got to post my first news post on the CX front page~ /strut

Big news for Saturday's roster revealing event! Famitsu.com (http://www.famitsu.com/live/) will be hosting live coverage beginning at 13:00/1 pm.

You can download the client to view this, here. (http://www.famitsu.com/live/howto.html) Note: It will only support Internet Explorer 6.

cactusmomma
11-27-2008, 07:19 PM
http://cyberfanatix.com/img/news/scans/14.jpg
CHIN. WHAT THE FUCK, CHIN.

http://cyberfanatix.com/img/news/scans/15.jpg
MANCARD GET.

http://cyberfanatix.com/img/news/scans/13.jpg
And aaaaaaaas predicted!

Michi
11-27-2008, 07:38 PM
Ahahaha that is AMAZING that Kensou is in his old Psycho Soldiers outfit. Athena being all ugly and 80s doesn't bother me as much now. 8D

cactusmomma
11-29-2008, 04:34 AM
Kensou plays GODLY fluid. Holy crap.

Have some goodies of my rage.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/Dourmalynn/kofxii/xiievent/iexplore2008-11-2822-24-42-64.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/Dourmalynn/kofxii/xiievent/iexplore2008-11-2822-25-02-60.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/Dourmalynn/kofxii/xiievent/iexplore2008-11-2822-26-14-10.jpg

Where the HELL are the females?

Zweihander
11-29-2008, 09:29 AM
Kensou plays GODLY fluid. Holy crap.

Have some goodies of my rage.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/Dourmalynn/kofxii/xiievent/iexplore2008-11-2822-24-42-64.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/Dourmalynn/kofxii/xiievent/iexplore2008-11-2822-25-02-60.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/Dourmalynn/kofxii/xiievent/iexplore2008-11-2822-26-14-10.jpg

Where the HELL are the females?
Took me a while to convince myself that the third pic's character was male.

cactusmomma
11-29-2008, 10:58 AM
OH, he's male. He's also broken again.

CountMetal
11-30-2008, 05:20 PM
http://cyberfanatix.com/img/news/scans/14.jpg
CHIN. WHAT THE FUCK, CHIN.

http://cyberfanatix.com/img/news/scans/15.jpg
MANCARD GET.

http://cyberfanatix.com/img/news/scans/13.jpg
And aaaaaaaas predicted!
Now I want to play this game. I can't wait until it comes to the states. Man Kensou looks like a powerful character to play as. :D

cactusmomma
11-30-2008, 10:27 PM
After watching the tournament at the event on Friday, I have to say that Kensou will definitely be carrying some major priority on the tier lists this time.

Michi
12-01-2008, 02:04 AM
Clark looks ridiculous in that cropped vest thing.

Took me a while to convince myself that the third pic's character was male.

Really? His face is so angular and male-looking to me, though. I mean, for an anime style character anyway.

cactusmomma
01-06-2009, 06:28 AM
I'm not so entirely thrilled about this anymore. :/

This is from one of our guys in Tokyo who went to the latest loke test:
and one more thing but i guess u guys noticed it too, at the beginning of every round both players have no power at all, the power gauge resets in every round.

about the 3 ladies sitting on the desk after the match ends, here is the explanation:

all 4 arcade machines are set to be played in time trial mode: a player plays 5 matches and record the time he finished these 5 matches, but of course no one can play this trial mode till the end because on the other side another person will come and play against you, as long as there is no challengers u will play the time trial mode.

now those 3 ladies sitting on the desk are supposed to like receptionists to explain to you that you will be playing 5 matches and they will record your finishing time, that's it.

there is no story or anything behind it.

and as you might know already when selecting your characters order and press start button your opponent will not know who are you picking (the characters picture will become a question mark) plus there is no sound when you trigger right or left, kinda cool ^^

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=346358
- When your power gauge gets full it stays full for a few seconds and then starts to drain until it reaches zero. Your gauge is used for both DM and Critical Combos so once you get a full gauge you'll need to really push to get one to connect. I think this is better than Street Fighter 4's Ultra meter, because in that game your Ultra is available to you for the rest of the round after you get it, which allows you to turtle up and wait for an opportunity. In KOFXII, you'll need to go out there and get your damage before you lose your chance.
- DMs can only be used once per round.
- If you have a full DM gauge when you defeat an opponent you lose that DM.
- DMs are like Super Combos in SSF2T, where time stops for a split second and there's a small flash. I actually like this better than before where there was absolutely
- When your gauge is full you can do a Critical Combo, which is initiated with a strong punch or kick. The system for CCs isn't that broken it seems, because when your gauge is full, your strong punch and kick is slowed down a bit so that for the opponent it's easier to react.
- Compared to previous loketest vids that I saw on the net, the game is SIGNIFICANTLY faster. In fact I would say it's almost at the speed of previous KOF games.

tl;dr: KoF XII is a tech demo.

Takumix
01-16-2009, 12:16 AM
I'm not so entirely thrilled about this anymore. :/


aww come on now how can you be not excited about this game? tell me, what about it so far that doesn't "thrill" you?