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Over 100 contestants competed in a seven hour (!) King of Fighters XII tournament in Hollywood yesterday, and when the smoke cleared, one winner was awarded a stately paper crown. Oh, and a full-sized King of Fighters arcade machine, straight from Japan. Reynold Tacsuan defeated Alex Phan in the be...

May 31st 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

With the release of King of Fighters XII drawing near (or, if you live in LA, you can play it early tomorrow!), SNK sent out a trailer to remind people why this franchise is so revered and why the latest installment should be worth your time. You know, thinking back on all of these games, we've real...

May 30th 2009 at 4:00am 0 Comments
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A King of Fighters XII battle to the death tournament will be held this Saturday in a little burg known as Los Angeles. The event will be held May 30, from 12-7PM at Element (location details after the break). Cosplayers are welcome and there will be "goodies" on hand.Want to compete? The first 100...

May 28th 2009 at 7:30am 0 Comments

We never get tired of staring at King of Fighters XII. We were pleased, then, when Ignition sent over this new video of a match featuring Elisabeth Blanctorche, a recent addition to the KOF XII roster, facing off against SNK mainstay Joe Higashi.Confession time: when it comes to fighting games, even...

May 21st 2009 at 9:45pm 0 Comments
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We've been hearing it over and over again: there's more PS1 games coming -- Sony swears! The latest update to the ESRB database shows a number of PSone games coming down the pipeline, with R-Type Delta and Metal Gear Solid standing out as the most exciting of the bunch. Metal Gear Solid Re...

May 20th 2009 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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It looks like SNK is already preparing to outfit King of Fighters XII with DLC. The upcoming fighting game will have additional purchased content available on the Xbox Live Marketplace (as uncovered by Siliconera) and, presumably, on PSN as well. What that content is exactly, we don't know just yet...

May 16th 2009 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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You'll need to wield a sturdy fighting stick if you ever plan on becoming a champ in the fighting genre. Everyone knows that; Capcom knows it, Namco Bandai knows it, and SNK Playmore knows it, too, which is why the latter will be releasing two, brand-new controllers alongside King of Fighters XII i...

May 13th 2009 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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In addition to the ultra smooth (and likely quite sophisticated) King of Fighters XII anti-aliasing graphical update, it appears as though the home version of the game will be coming with two new characters. Elizabeth Blanctorche and a character known only as "Mature" will be joining the ranks of t...

May 10th 2009 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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We've always enjoyed SNK Playmore's long-running fighting franchise (the aptly named King of Fighters series), though we often find ourselves stuck with an inexplicable desire to see the series' adroit brawlers fly effortlessly through the air while shooting bullets out of their hands.... No, you k...

April 21st 2009 at 4:01pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft's plans for the Far East have always been something of a murky science, pea soup made somewhat more clear following the company's recent media conference in Japan. Siliconera reports that the Xbox 360 will play host to a number of high-profile titles in Japan in the months ahead, 31 in al...

April 21st 2009 at 9:25am 0 Comments
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We've come across the North American website for the console release of King of Fighters XII, which features something very exciting: wallpapers! Oh, wait, that's not it, though we like the wallpapers a lot. The website features a signup form to "win a free spot in the KOFXII tournament in LA." Awes...

March 25th 2009 at 10:15am 0 Comments