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IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- JULY 29, 2011 -- ATLUS today
unveiled a tremendous offer for fans who pre-order their copy of
THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII, the latest entry in the
legendary fighting franchise, for PlayStation®3 computer
entertainment system (PS3™) and Xbox 360® video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft.
At participating retailers while supplies last, fans who reserve
KOF XIII will receive a 4-CD soundtrack compilation with
music spanning the 15+ year history of the famed series, certain to
be one of the best collectible extras in franchise history.
Fans are strongly advised to reserve their copy as soon as
possible at participating retailers to guarantee themselves the
bonus soundtrack compilation!
Alongside news of the pre-order only 4-CD bonus, ATLUS also
today shared new information regarding the console release of
KOF XIII, detailing a host of game modes exclusive to the
ATLUS also invited fans to join them at EVO 2K and Otakon
(7/29-31). With a playable early version of the console
release open to the public, plus a panel with
KOF XIII's director at EVO 2K (7/30 at 10:00am PDT), the
shows offer the perfect opportunity for the community to get a
sneak peek at the game in action and ask their most pressing
- In STORY mode, players can view events from multiple
characters' perspectives, including Ash, Heidern, and Adelheid.
In addition, the story will be influenced by the player's
choices and battle results. All of this is presented through
a wealth of new visuals and animations that fans cannot afford to
- ONLINE VERSUS mode will feature three different match types,
each allowing players to challenge other rivals worldwide: RANKED
MATCH, PLAYER MATCH, and FRIEND MATCH/XBOX LIVE PARTY. RANKED
MATCH follows strict rules, reflecting players' records in official
rankings. Unranked PLAYER MATCH fights allow for custom rules,
letting players enjoy more relaxed battles with more freedom to
experiment with new strategies. FRIEND MATCH/XBOX LIVE PARTY
lets players invite online challengers.
- MISSION mode offers three challenging objectives to help
players practice and improve their fighting skills! Beat all
the CPU-controlled characters as fast as possible to record the
best time in TIME ATTACK. See how many CPU-controlled
characters you can defeat before your life gauge is depleted to
zero in SURVIVAL. Take on special challenges for each
character in TRIAL Mode.
- Series newcomers or fans looking to improve their skills can
turn to the TUTORIAL mode, in which tournament organizer Rose
Bernstein explains the different basic controls for each character
and the importance of each gauge.
- Other modes available in the console version of
KOF XIII include ARCADE, VERSUS, PRACTICE, REPLAY,
GALLERY, and CUSTOMIZE. More details will be made available
regarding these modes at a later date!
THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII is scheduled to release in
October for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 systems. For more
THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII
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.
Video game publisher ATLUS has established itself as one of
its industry's most consistent, celebrated companies. With proven
success across a variety of genres and platforms, including
enthusiast-oriented games like the
Shin Megami Tensei franchise of award-winning, fan beloved
roleplaying games (including the hit
Persona sub-series of games and the prestigious
Demon's Souls, ATLUS provides quality critically acclaimed
interactive entertainment to a wide spectrum of customers.
ATLUS has published games for every major video game console and
handheld system, including the PlayStation®3 computer
entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft, Wii™, DS™, PSP®
(PlayStation® Portable), and PC.
ATLUS is a brand of Index Corporation and its privately held
subsidiary Index Digital Media, Inc.
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FIGHTERS XIII has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
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