King of Fighters XIII Returns to Defend Its Title

February 28, 2010Written by Thomas Williams

SNK Playmore’s King of Fighters series is one of the longest running and most popular fighting games around. KOF XII hit last year to mediocre reviews from both the fans and critics, but that hasn’t stopped SNK Playmore from announcing that King of Fighters XIII is returning this year to defend its crown.

Besides the initial announcement of the title, little information has been revealed. SNK Playmore did mention that the title would be running on Taito’s X2 Arcade board, which powered fellow fighters Street Fighter IV and Blazblue: Calamity Trigger. Both of those games rocked the fighting scene and certainly made 2009 the comeback year of the fighting game, even if King of Fighters XII didn’t help the situation. Even though the only version talked about was the Arcade version, I think it’s safe to assume we will see a PS3 version down the road.

More details will be unleashed on March 25 in Akihabara, Japan.