The King of Fighters XIII Console Version, Set for October Launch in North America, to Include New Console-Exclusive Fighters, Stages, and Game Modes; Atlus Releases New Gameplay Trailer
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- JULY 11, 2011 -- ATLUS today shared a host of details about the upcoming console release 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. Just as was announced recently in Japan, it was today confirmed that KOF XIII will release in North America this October, giving fighting fans the promise of a holiday season filled with their favorite KOF combatants. ATLUS accompanied the release of information with a new gameplay trailer that offers fans a thrilling montage of fast-paced KOF action, appearances by some of the new characters, and a preview of the explosive new NEO MAX supers.

Reaffirming their and SNK PLAYMORE's commitment to completely revamping the online experience to deliver smooth and stable play and to address fan feedback from the previous entry in the series, ATLUS also today gave fans something to look forward to with confirmation that the North American version will mirror the upcoming Japanese release with its promise of new console-exclusive content. Billy Kane, a favorite from the Fatal Fury series, is one of the new characters only found in the home console version of XIII. He commands the KOF ring with his segmented staff, deftly keeping his opponents at bay.

In addition to new characters, KOF XIII also offers many more stages and game modes not found in the original arcade release. More details regarding all of the new content only available in the upcoming release of THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII will be released at a later date.

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII is scheduled to release in October for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 systems. For more info, visit http://www.atlus.com/kofxiii.

About 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.

About ATLUS
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 Nocturne) and 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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