As the Tears Flow

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  • March 3, 2008
A trailer for King of Fighters 12 has been released and it looks so fucking beautiful, it makes me want to sob.

For those that don’t know, The King of Fighters is a long-running fighting game series produced by SNK/Playmore. But what makes KOF12 so hot is that they’ve set out to make the MOTHER of all 2D fighters, redrawing EVERY sprite in HD and upping the animation frame-rate more than double what it was! What I’m tryna say is that the animation is so good, it frikkin’ looks like you’re playing a Disney movie!

This must come as such bad news for Capcom and the Street Fighter 4 camp, who (controversially) decided to abandon 2D for their popular franchise. They thought 2D was dead. Oh, ye of little faith. Part of me feels bad for Capcom because by making the game 3D, they’re competing with the likes of Soul Calibur and Tekken, a battle they’re destined to lose.

SNK/Playmore is basically “running unopposed!” So, kudos to the folks over at SNK/Playmore for believing in 2D and thusly believing in the fans that made their franchise so popular. And Capcom? Well, sorry ‘cuz Street fighter 4’s gonna look like a hot mess when compared to ANY of the other fighters coming out.


  • DigitalMirage says:

    OMG! It looks so nice and pretty! I am so looking forward to it. Hurray for supreme re-vamps! GO 2D GO 2D GO!!!

  • RDot says:

    wow..know absolutely nothing about this game…but it sho is purdy…i wonder if Tribeca would make a good game…

  • Anonymous says:

    It’s actually King of Fighters 12. 🙂

  • JC says:

    oops– ure right– I actually just bought kof11 recently– maybe thats y i made that stupid mistake. *changing post now. Thanks!

  • DJ (Sarumaru) says:

    Oh man! I love the KOF series. I’ve been a fan of Neo-Geo since day one, I still play my NG-CD alot.

    When I heard that 12 was to be in HD, I almost shit. I am definately going to the Location Test for KOF 12 in July (was at the 98UM test).

    It’s good to know there are other fans of 2D and KOF!

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