“THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII”, SNK PLAYMORE’s flagship 2D versus fighting title returns in an ultimate version on Steam!! The many features exclusive to the console version of the game, such as the ONLINE Mode that allows you to enjoy smooth online versus matches with rivals from around the world, the Tutorial Mode which can be enjoyed by...
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Release Date: Sep 13, 2013

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Includes 3 items: THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII STEAM EDITION, THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2002 UNLIMITED MATCH, THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98 ULTIMATE MATCH FINAL EDITION

 

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"A satisfying and rich 2D fighting game. 30+ playable characters, numerous stages and overall great value. Hard to learn and very hard to master! "

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About This Game

“THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII”, SNK PLAYMORE’s flagship 2D versus fighting title returns in an ultimate version on Steam!!
The many features exclusive to the console version of the game, such as the ONLINE Mode that allows you to enjoy smooth online versus matches with rivals from around the world, the Tutorial Mode which can be enjoyed by KOF novice players, and the Story Mode which features several exclusive episodes in a Visual Novel format, have been improved are still available in “THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII Steam Edition”!
In addition, "Iori with the Power of Flames”, “NESTS Style Kyo”, and “Mr. Karate" DLC characters are now playable from the start, for a total roster of 36 characters!
The time has come to face rivals worldwide!

MAIN FEATURES

・3-ON-3 TEAM BATTLE:
Choose a default team of 3 characters or make your own team by picking up 3 characters of your choice, and fight against teams until victory! Develop your own team strategy by choosing the best characters for you!

・STORY:
In this mode, you will experience a variety of background stories not touched upon in the game’s original Arcade Version. Discover the truth about KOF’s “Ash Saga” and its secrets through the eyes of the main character, Ash Crimson, and other characters who were not directly participating in the tournament. Your decisions and battle results may lead you to discovering new story elements; try out all the different options and every scene!

・NETWORK:
"THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII Steam Edition" now features vastly improved netcode that will provide you with the most comfortable online experience yet! The new netcode features improved communication speeds between you and your opponent, and also tailors your online experience according to your PC environment!

“THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII Steam Edition” features three different types of ONLINE VERSUS Matches, allowing players to challenge other rivals worldwide in endless and intense battles:
‐ “Ranked Match”: fight under specified regulations, and your results will be reflected in the rankings.
- “Player Match”: playing in this mode will not affect your results. You can fight against others casually.
- “Friend Match”: invite online players and challenge them through this mode for heated competition!

・MISSION:
Tackle three different kinds of missions in this mode, and improve your skills!
- “TIME ATTACK”: Defeat all CPU opponents in the shortest time you can.
- “SURVIVAL”: Select a character and fight your way through as many CPU opponents as you can.
- “TRIAL”: In this mode, each character has 10 tasks, which mainly focus on combos. By the time you complete all 10 tasks, you will have mastered some combos for that character.

・TUTORIAL:
Rose Bernstein, hostess of the tournament, will teach you the basic techniques as well as explain the gauges and their uses. First time KOF players should start here to get used to the game.

・CUSTOMIZE:
This mode allows you to edit your online profile and change character color palette. You can create a team to use online, add icons collected while playing, or enter a preset message that you want to use in your profile. For each character, you can make up to five custom color patterns. Show off your personality on the worldwide stage!

・OPTION:
A “GRAPHICS OPTION” feature, allowing the players to switch between different frame rates and simplify backgrounds, has been newly added.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Pentium4 2.0 GHz and up
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 9500 GT ,VRAM: 256MB and up
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound, DirectX9.0c Compatible Audio
    • Additional Notes: Official Windows Media Player Codecs required
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2300 and up
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTS 250 ,VRAM: 512MB and up
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound, DirectX9.0c Compatible Audio
    • Additional Notes: Official Windows Media Player Codecs required
Helpful customer reviews
31 of 34 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
549.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
KOF XIII is one of the best Fighting Games this generation! very underated game. If you really enjoy fighting games this game is a must buy.

Pros:
-Netcode is decent for input delay based netcode & well improved over the console version.
-Has the Climax Arcade Edition changes which consoles did not end up getting.
-Rematch Button in Player Matches added to the PC version gets you back into matches fast.
-The 3 DLC Characters come free in the Steam Edition.
-Beautiful hand drawn 2D Sprites.
-Great Soundtrack.
-36 Unique Characters to choose from.
-Amazing Combo System.
-Story Mode, Colour Editor & Challenge Modes.

Cons:
-Not enough people play this amazing fighting game.
-No GGPO Netcode.
-Saved Replays are buggy.
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42 of 60 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
I dont know What i can write here about this game that hasnt already been said so im just going to put all of terry's engrish lines here enjoy.

"OK!"
"Hey, c'mon c'mon!"
"Power Wave!"
"Rock you!"
"Kick back!"
"Take it easy!"
"Are you okay? Buster Wolf!"
"Get serious!"
"Rising tackle!"
"Power geyser!"
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
124.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
King of Fighters 13 was my first ever fighting game I owned in life. I have no controller/stick, just a plain old keyboard.
After 30+ hours it has been quite a trip learning myself this game from scratch using a keyboard.
Why did I stay? Because the game is awesome and here is why:

First of all, the game is stylish and colourful, the aesthetic is nice yet not over the top. The animations are fluid as you'd expect from a decent 2D fighter, and effects are beautiful.
Character design is different from the usual designs. Some sprites have their flaws (yuri's big head) (shen's long neck) but these make all characters feel unique except for Ralph and Clark who share the same legs.
Different body types, different colours and PLENTY of colours to choose from to customize your favorite characters.

The gameplay is difficult, in-depht and there is always something to learn.
Pulling off the moves, combos and all these CANCELS CAN GET SO HARD. SO MANY CANCELS.
One neat feature of this game is the Hyperdrive, allowing you to cancel special moves into others or even bigger moves, allowing you to extend an already awesome combo. Half a bar allows for one ''Drive'' or ''Super'' cancel.
A full bar means you can go into HD mode and just unleash unlimited cancels for a short amount of time.
The game in general is fast and requires quick-thinking with plenty of room for punishments.
With all these features added the game becomes quite execuction heavy the more skilled you become.

As I said, there is always something learn. The roster is diverse with 30+ characters each with their own set of moves and possible combos. For the characters you want to master you can always sharpen your skills, making sure you don't drop the combo and just unleash hell whenever you desire.

As for my negatives:
-The netcode. It's good, but only when you find someone close-by to fight with. Getting a friend to play this with you is recommended. In random matches, try to stick to either a 3-latency or 4-latency.
- A minor complaint would be that the pixels showing themselves. Mind that this is a game that got released in 2011. You might or might not be ticked off by this.
- If you own a HDD that can hold more than 1 tb, you're going to have some technical issues if you install it on that HDD.
To avoid them, try installing the game on a cheap let's say... 256 GB drive.

Thanks for reading my review :)
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33 of 55 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Bought this cuz of Mai.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
44.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Alright this is my first review ever written, and KOF 13 is also my first fighting game that is not in the
Naruto Ultimate Ninja series.

Pros

+Beautiful sprites and backgrounds
+Great amount of characters
+Awesome music ( you're going to want the soundtrack to this)
+In depth fighting system that takes skill
+Good online component (create a room yourself or else it's going to take forever though)

Cons

-Tutorial isn't that great ( here's a good one though http://forums.shoryuken.com/discussion/166873/the-beginners incomplete-guide-to-kof-must-watch-if-new-to-kof )

-Hard as hell to get good at for beginners ( it's going to take weeks if not months of practice)
-Is a bit old ( been a couple of years since release)

All in all a great buy if you're looking for a fighting game to master and play for a long time.
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