Our good friends over at ATLUS unveiled today a huge offer for fans of the King of Fighters series who pre-order their copy of THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII, the next entry in the fighting franchise, for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Those who pre-order will receive a 4-CD soundtrack with music spanning the complete history of the gaming series. Just a note: ALTUS recommends you get out and reserve your copy ASAP to guarantee the bonus soundtrack set as they are in limited supply.
But wait there’s more! Yeah, Billy Mays may not be with us anymore, but ZKG has more King of Fighters XIII deals to throw your way: Game play modes and new screens! (ohhhh…ahhhh…shiny…)
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 miss!
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.
Noob..er..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 as well on the consoles: ARCADE, VERSUS, PRACTICE, REPLAY, GALLERY, and CUSTOMIZE. More details will be made available regarding these modes in the near future.
King of Fighters XIII is scheduled to beat the living heck out of your local video store in October for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.