The King of Fighters XIII: Atlus reveals new details / pre-order bonus

By Posted 30 Jul 2011, 18:39

We have some rather interesting news now for those of you that are thinking about buying a copy of SNK Playmore’s upcoming fighting game The King of Fighters XIII, as we’ve just heard that Atlus has recently revealed more details for the upcoming game. That wasn’t the only thing the publisher revealed however, as they also announced a pre-order bonus.

If you pre-order a copy of The King of Fighters XIII game – which is scheduled to be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in late October – from participating retailers you will receive a bonus 4-CD soundtrack, which according to a recent article over at gamasutra.com, contains music that spans the series’ 15 + year history.

The game’s story mode won’t just enable players to view events from one character’s perspective, but multiple characters including Heidern, Adelheid and Ash. What sounds even more exciting is the fact that the story will be influenced by the gamer’s battle results and choices. Meanwhile, the Online Versus mode features 3 different match types.

These include Player Match, Ranked Match and Friend Match / Xbox Live Party. Ranked matches follow strict rules, where players’ records are reflected in official rankings. Unranked Player matches on the other hand allow for custom rules, which enable players to enjoy more relaxed battles. Friend matches / Xbox Live Party allows users to invite online challengers.

Meanwhile, the Mission Mode provides players with three challenging objectives to help them practice in order to improve their fighting skills. In Time Attack, players will be tasked with beating all the CPU-controlled characters as fast as they possibly can to record the best time. Trial Mode has players taking on special challenges for each character.

As for Survival, this mode challenges players to see how many CPU-controlled characters they can defeat before their life gauge reaches zero. There’s even a Tutorial mode for those that are new to the series. Other modes that will be featured in the console version of The King of Fighters XIII include Replay, Gallery, Practice, Versus and Customize.

The game itself will come with a roster of more than 30 hand-drawn fighters, more than half a dozen play modes, a number of detailed stages, an improved online mode and various tweaks and enhancements. Will you be buying The King of Fighters XIII game?