December 8th 2011 7:30 am PT

Demo: THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIIIContent: THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII Demo
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Dash Text:Consume your enemies with the flames of wrath until they turn into ashes! “THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII” comes to Xbox 360 as the ultimate versus fighting game, in an upgraded version of the original arcade game! Discover “Billy Kane” and “Saiki (Human Form)” console-exclusive additional characters that KOF fans surely cannot afford to miss, KOF XIII’s “Story Mode”, displayed as a visual novel (revealing numerous episodes unknown up until now), the high-quality “Online Versus Mode” for intense battles with other players via Xbox LIVE, a “Tutorial Mode” that even KOF novice players can enjoy, and many more game modes for thousands of hours of fun! However, it’s not finished yet! More additional content will be available to download at a later date such as “Iori with the Power of Flames” and more downloadable characters!? The final chapter of the “Ash Saga”, full of anger and betrayal, ends here!!

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Demo, Marketplace By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://www.facebook.com/j.a.w.s.85 J Triple Dash

    Americans are not the only people that come here so why is everything that’s posted when it comes to buying/reporting stuff is linked to U.s sites? it really angers me that the rest of the world gets second rate deals/info/news. xbox is not only sold in the states remember that!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/lecvilela Leandro Vilela

      I agree with J Triple Dash!

      • http://www.facebook.com/j.a.w.s.85 J Triple Dash

        ^_^

    • http://www.facebook.com/lecvilela Leandro Vilela

      I agree with J Triple Dash!

    • http://twitter.com/spartannhilator Zak Hayer

      lol this site is us based. Meaning you’ll get primarily US info just like every other us website. Just like when i log onto a uk website or russian website it is primarily info based upon russia or the uk. Did you seriously ask why a u.s. website posts primarily u.s. info….duh!

      • http://www.facebook.com/j.a.w.s.85 J Triple Dash

        Erm…. This is primarily a U.s site because the people who run it forget there are other countries in the world. there isn’t a official blog site for any other country that supports xbox live that I know of so why has america got the only one? as far as I know this is a global site and all the people from other countries should be able to access information for their region on here. look at the situation with trenched/iron brigade, did the people from both sides do any research about eu trademarking? no. there are many U.s only games in the xbla marketplace but no other region has exclusive games also the U.s marketplace has more discounts then any other region. its unfair and bias 

        • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

          This isn’t an official xbox blog.  It’s Larry Hryb’s (an American).

          • http://twitter.com/b475 ben

            Tyler you’re an idiot. We should just cater to American made games then… that means no more MW3 for you, no more mass effect, no more anything. Accept that Xbox is Global and stop being a jerk.

          • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

            Ok

        • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

          Actually, 60% of the traffic on my blog is non-US. I try to cater to other regions as best as I can.

          • http://www.facebook.com/j.a.w.s.85 J Triple Dash

            and that was the point I was making to “zak”. its very, very rare that I see posts made that link to sites that hold deals for people outside the “home region”. that aside I feel this is the closest we get to talking to/ hearing from Ms directly & I feel xbox users outside America get unfair treatment when we all pay the same price for subscriptions. There are more exclusive games, more free gamerpics,themes on the marketplace then anywhere else. why is there not more done to gain more  sponsorship deals in other countries or to make other region specific games? there is no gamer spotlight here and the reason why its not baffles me. same with the gaming with devs section. aegis wing is for the U.s only so why hasn’t any other country got a free game in their region? now with this new update U.s are getting the most new apps compared to the rest of the world yet WE ALL PAY THE SAME PRICE FOR LIVE. look at this week only america has had a game released. and I won’t even start on the way the xbla games are handled . if a game is broken it should be fixed no matter what as we did not pay for a broken game or if support for dlc is planned and something happens so it don’t come we should be told without having to listen to whispers on the internet as to why its not coming. gameroom, texas heat, monday night combat to name a few. CLEAN UP YOUR ACT MICROSOFT!!!!!

          • http://twitter.com/spartannhilator Zak Hayer

            well i guess there isnt a british figure who is into gaming like us americans…

          • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin Turbo

            There are, but they either don’t work for Microsoft, or do but don’t have a blog.

            After all, why would they set up another blog just for giving us the same information that Major Nelson already does?

    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin Turbo

      Most of the stuff here is worldwide anyway. and the links redirect to your own Xbox.com.

      • http://www.facebook.com/j.a.w.s.85 J Triple Dash

        I was talking about the amazon link

  • http://www.facebook.com/Espada.Arkz Kíng Paul Marsh

    lol 7th image shows ps3 controls

    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin Turbo

      Heh, SNK have form for this. A few KOF instruction manuals on the original Xbox showed PS2 controls.

      Yep, all the pics with controls in are PS3 buttons, lolol.

  • Anonymous

    Over 5 years since the 360 launched, stacks of minor and major updates, hundreds of games launched and Microsoft STILL cannot work out a way to allow me to change my country of residence from IRL to UK :(  I know that this imposition derives from content licensing restrictions but I am left in the situation were I’ve NO choice but to keep accessing content that, due to my changed location, MS should not be allowing me to use.  Freedom of movement in the EU doesn’t exist in the world of XBL!

  • Brandon Bennett

    I think that Street Fighter and UMvC3 are much more superior titles, KOF died long ago

    • http://twitter.com/b475 ben

      Right on bro. Gonna buy  20$ after 20$ pack for street fighter and marvel brah. Forget this King of fighters nonsense i wanna eep spending for generic fighters  that everyone has abandoned due to overcharging.

      • Ujn Hunter

        Let us know how you feel when you have to pay SNK $5 per character that is already on the disc.

        • http://twitter.com/TheXTG8680 TheXTG8680

          This game has PLENTY of content already on the disc aside from EX Iori, EX Kyo, & Mr. Karate to be very much worth your $49.99+tax (if applicable). Also, when you buy, for example, EX Iori, not only do you get the character but also his stage (redone, I should add) from his game of origin (KOF 95), completely different dialogue not only for EX Iori but also from the other characters interacting with EX Iori, two versions of one of his most popular themes in all of KOF, his own set of Mission Combo Trials, different match ending win quotes, different round ending animations (including his ever so famous extended laughing), his own set of default color palettes, availability to use custom colors for his (and all of this is different from “pedicure” Iori). So, yes, let us see how one feels after getting ALL OF THIS for the price of 400 MSP/$5 for the sake of supporting a once top tier fighting game developer trying to get back into the game with their absolute best offering in at least the past several years.

        • http://twitter.com/TheXTG8680 TheXTG8680

          This game has PLENTY of content already on the disc aside from EX Iori, EX Kyo, & Mr. Karate to be very much worth your $49.99+tax (if applicable). Also, when you buy, for example, EX Iori, not only do you get the character but also his stage (redone, I should add) from his game of origin (KOF 95), completely different dialogue not only for EX Iori but also from the other characters interacting with EX Iori, two versions of one of his most popular themes in all of KOF, his own set of Mission Combo Trials, different match ending win quotes, different round ending animations (including his ever so famous extended laughing), his own set of default color palettes, availability to use custom colors for his (and all of this is different from “pedicure” Iori). So, yes, let us see how one feels after getting ALL OF THIS for the price of 400 MSP/$5 for the sake of supporting a once top tier fighting game developer trying to get back into the game with their absolute best offering in at least the past several years.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alice-Lockhart/100000438939703 Alice Lockhart

      I think this KOF is better than Street Fighter, I haven’t played UMvC3 (but the “normal” MvC3 was an “unffair game”).
      Street Fighter it feels like an old game, even the animations seems incomplete/poor =S.
      The best fighting game right now is BlazBlue: Continuum Shift (for me), try it and comment just after playing the sufficient time =/.

    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin Turbo

      KoF never died, admittedly it was on Life Support for a while and KoF12 made it flatline but 13 is a return to form.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nathan-Reyes/1233907004 Nathan Reyes

    bring back netflix partys

  • http://twitter.com/b475 ben

    How dare they!! this game was not made in america! Larry hurb is a mmurikan whats this foreigner junk doin here on my good ‘ol red white and blu?

    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin Turbo

      Yee-haw!

  • http://twitter.com/b475 ben

    How dare they!! this game was not made in america! Larry hurb is a mmurikan whats this foreigner junk doin here on my good ‘ol red white and blu?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XOTBJKUR4IW74YLQH2LHQTE2BU Kairu

    Lol, even though I suck at Arcade fighting games like this, I still gave the demo a try. What a surprise, I still suck. Can’t get past the gauge tutorial… I’m so bad at doing combo’s. I’ll stick with RPG’s, TPS and Platformers :P

    • http://twitter.com/TheXTG8680 TheXTG8680

      Don’t quit. Keep playing. Trust me, this game is rewarding. Don’t worry about combos right off the bat, just learn the basics first. 

      • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin Turbo

        And then sweep Dark Ash off his feet. Or just bring out Goro Daimon.

    • http://twitter.com/TheXTG8680 TheXTG8680

      Don’t quit. Keep playing. Trust me, this game is rewarding. Don’t worry about combos right off the bat, just learn the basics first. 

  • Ujn Hunter

    Wonder if you have to pay to unlock the fighters in the Demo version too?

    • http://twitter.com/TheXTG8680 TheXTG8680

      Demo version, as far as I know, lets you play two teams worth of characters. K’, Maxima, Kula and Ralf, Clark, & Leona. All with different play styles in order to offer you enough of an experience to get you to buy the retail version of this game.

  • http://twitter.com/TheXTG8680 TheXTG8680

    Anyone who even remotely cares about fighting games needs to AT LEAST play the demo and subsequently buy this game. This game does not rely on a Comeback Mechanic like some other current fighting games. You get your resources (Drive Gauge and Super Gauge) by primarily landing hits or forcing your opponent to block said attacks. You are rewarded for playing offensively, as it has been the case for this fighting game series since 1994. It is also a gorgeous game to look at even as you’re getting your butt kicked. GT = XTG8680

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alice-Lockhart/100000438939703 Alice Lockhart

    BlazBlue For Tthe Win!

    • http://twitter.com/TheXTG8680 TheXTG8680

      KOF XIII gives BlazBlue a serious run for it’s money, but much respect to those who play it competitively. I do like Relius, I got a good look at what he can do what Northwest Majors 3 about a month. He is really a badass!

      • Brandon Bennett

        Both of those games are dead. SnK barely made an unbalanced piece of trash fighter no one plays like KOF

 

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