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The King of Fighters XIII - Playstation 3

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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews) 77 / 100

Price: $62.95
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Platform: PlayStation 3
PlayStation 3
  • The biggest, best high-definition KOF game yet: With tons of play modes, a refined, faster paced fighting engine, over 30 beautifully rendered and animated characters, XIII represents the HD entry in the series that fans have been waiting for!
  • Smooth, stable net functionality with global online play: Challengers can take on opponents anywhere in the world and using KOFXIII's vastly improved, incredibly smooth and stable Online mode.
  • Console-exclusive content: Featuring characters, stages, and modes not available in the arcades, the home console version of KOFXIII gives fans no shortage of incentives to play and try to unlock new content.

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Product Details

Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0054IN5AA
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: November 22, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,865 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PlayStation 3

Product Description

With a roster featuring over 30 hand-drawn and animated fighters, a number of detailed stages bursting with life, over a half dozen play modes, a refined fighting engine built for speed and complete with new moves and supers, a vastly improved Online mode, and a host of other additions, tweaks, and enhancements, THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII represents a rebirth for one of gaming's longest tenured franchises and one of the most popular fighting brands ever. With the triumphant return of fan favorite characters like K', Mai, and Vice, extensive refinement of the core fighting engine based on community feedback, and vastly improved network functionality, THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII represents the HD entry in the series that fans have been waiting for. Painstaking effort has been made to address every last concern following the last entry: fights play faster; the addition of over a half dozen play modes offers variety and replayability; the game's beautifully rendered and animated character sprites are better distinguished from the backgrounds-which happen to be richer and more detailed; the camera perspective is less restricted; fighters have more moves, including new supers and the all-new NEOMAX supers; and much, much more!

From the Manufacturer

After recent incidents, involving such characters as Ash Crimson, Iori Yagami, and Kyo Kusanagi, it was feared that the next King of Fighters tournament would never happen. However, thanks to worldwide-sent invitations to fighters and an unheard-of amount of promotion by a mysterious party (led by a figure known as "R"), the new mixed-martial arts tournament is now on the world stage with mass-media coverage like never before.

Overview
With a roster featuring over 30 hand-drawn fighters, a number of detailed stages bursting with life, over a half dozen play modes, a refined fighting engine built for speed and complete with new moves and supers, a vastly improved Online mode, and a host of other additions, tweaks, and enhancements, THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII represents a rebirth for one of gaming's longest tenured franchises and one of the most popular fighting brands ever.



Over 30 character face-offs
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See the conclusion of Ash Crimson's story arc
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Game Features

  • The biggest, best high-definition KOF game yet—With tons of play modes, a refined, faster-paced fighting engine, over 30 beautifully rendered and animated characters (including triumphant returns of fan favorites like Mai Shiranui, K', and Vice) with a host of new moves—including the all-new NEOMAX supers, and much more, XIII represents the HD entry in the series that fans have been waiting for!
  • Smooth, stable net functionality with global online play—Challengers can take on opponents anywhere in the world and using KOFXIII’s vastly improved network functionality, bringing to fans an incredibly smooth and stable Online mode.
  • Console-exclusive content—Featuring characters, stages, and modes not available in the arcades, the home console version of KOFXIII gives fans no shortage of incentives to play and try to unlock new content.

Fight in astounding HD
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Console-exclusive content, including new characters
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New NEOMAX moves
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New modes, including Story Mode
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Smoother online play
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Product Description
After recent incidents, involving such characters as Ash Crimson, Iori Yagami, and Kyo Kusanagi, it was feared that the next King of Fighters tournament would never happen. However, thanks to worldwide-sent invitations to fighters and an unheard-of amount of promotion by a mysterious party (led by a figure known as "R"), the new mixed-martial arts tournament is now on the world stage with mass-media coverage like never before.


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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars King Of Fighters XIII... K.O.'s its' predecessor! November 22, 2011
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I picked up my pre-order at GameStop this morning alongside my four disk soundtrack. I can't review this game without mentioning kof xii, I did not hate the twelfth installment in the franchise but if you played it, then you'll know what I mean when I say it felt like an expensive demo. King of Fighters XIII knocks out its' predecessor in everyway!

Content (5/5)
This game has so much more content than the previous one. Several game modes to choose from: Tutorial, arcade, story, versus, practice, network, replay, gallery, mission, and customize. Most of these features were missing from the previous installment, including arcade mode which is a strange exclusion from a fighting game. This also has more than fifteen stages, which was a much needed improvement. The four disk soundtrack with music from kof 94'- kof xiii was just the cherry on top.

Story (4/5)
In my opinion this is the least important part of a fighting game. From what I gather this takes place after kof xi.

Graphics (5/5)
Starting with the epic opening scene and displayed in up to 1080p it looks simply beautiful! Over 30 hand drawn characters, all of them look very unique and are very detailed, with only slight pixilation in some of the sprites motions. I'm not sure if the backgrounds are hand drawn but they look amazing, off the top of my head... I couldn't stop staring at the stage with all the elephants in the background must see to appreciate.

Sound Effects and BGM (5/5)
High quality original music, can't say much here kof has never disappointed in this department. You can choose from two setting in the music section, from what I gather one is kof xiii music and the other is randomized music from various kof games.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review from a long-time KoF fan. November 22, 2011
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I'm a long time KoF fan, and after I played this in the arcade and felt how much better than KOF XII this was, I just had to preorder it, and after 6 hours of playtime today, I'm totally hooked. This game REALLY did keep its promise by going back to the CORE of KoF, and bring back the classic gameplay that KoF fans like me fell in love with to begin with. The game includes a tutorial to teach you the basics and how-to of the game, so you won't be scratching your head on how to do all the super-cool, extremely damaging combos or moves.

1)GAMEPLAY
There isn't much to say here, because gameplay for me is flawless. This is definitely the selling factor for KoF games (except for XII) for me, I've really liked the different feel these games had to their much more popular rival, Street Fighter. KOF XIII definitely delivered, with silky smooth controls with no tackiness to them whatsoever. I really like the new EX-moves, Cancel system, and the new deadly NeoMax Desperation moves. The flow of the gameplay is quick and swift, no sluggishness anywhere at all. **5/5**

2)GAME MODES
For the game modes, you have the typical Arcade Mode, which plays you through the game exactly as if you came into the arcade and hit up the machine for a round of play. No story is involved other than your participation in the King of Fighters tournament, and you can make any team you want, consisting of 3 members of not the same "Team" Very good if you're looking just to get straight to the action, no questions. Its not many rounds, and I wish it'd be a little longer, however being 3 vs 3, the battles can be quite long, so there's nothing to complain about there. Next you have Story Mode.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent improvement over the KOF 12 November 22, 2011
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I just picked up my copy from Gamestop and I have to say this is what KOF 12 should have been and it's even better! The background is very beautifully presented and the characters look vivid and beautiful in a retro 2D presentation. In KOF 13 the story mode has been added back along with other modes such as endless and mission challenge, AND some popular characters that were RIDICULOUSLY missing in KOF 12 such as Mai. The characters are fully customizable from head to toe. Guys if you are a KOF fan or if you are into fighting genre in general this is the one to got for!

For the online play part it is definitely much better! If you ever played Super Street Fighter IV online you can expect the same level of smoothness, which is great because you probably wouldn't be able to notice the tiny lag that exists in the physics of Internet.

If you read the IGN review the reviewer complained about the bosses being cheap. That is just bull$h!# it's a fighting game and the boss has the same life meter as your characters do how do you expect the bosses being more challenging than regular opponents if they are not using full screen damaging supers?

Actually my little complain is that the main theme sounds really like cheesy rock music, but the team theme absolutely can make up for it.

[UPDATE]

So I have played about 10 online matches, there were definitely good and bad network conditions. More than half of the matches I could say they were completely lag free, for some others I could notice that there were very tiny noticeable lag between your input and your characters' moves, but I was still able to do all the combos I trained in practice mode.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
interesting, grandson will be out
Published 2 days ago by Grandma S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Return to form and then some
Best KOF since '99. Best since the bankruptcy. Best EVER?? Uh... Noooo, but... I would NOT argue with someone who said it was their fav. Read more
Published 29 days ago by Cracked Vinyl
5.0 out of 5 stars Best figthing game of the 7th gen
Awesome characters, Art direction, Stages, Music, and fast paced fighting action.If you love 2D fighting games this is a must own for you're gaming collection.

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Published 1 month ago by Tetra Z
5.0 out of 5 stars Super fan of KOF!
Still the king of fighters,amazing game.
Published 2 months ago by Ernesto L. Zanabria
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great game.
Published 3 months ago by Roberto Lobos
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good ítems
Published 3 months ago by wilberth luna
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
First kof I've played. Exceeded expectations. Steep learning curve but satisfying gameplay.
Published 4 months ago by Rocidii Altheimer
5.0 out of 5 stars A return to form!
This game is what KOF XII should have been.
The pixel art is great, the game play is fantastic, and the story mode, and boss battle have returned. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jared
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great game
Published 5 months ago by dujuan
2.0 out of 5 stars My son was really bummed because when he received the ...
My son was really bummed because when he received the game it was the wrong one, it was advertised wrong on the website. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Kimmie4
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