Official The King of Fighters XII characters list

24 August 2008
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Out of the complete King of Fighters XII (KOF XII) cast, 22 characters have been revealed, like Terry and Athena. We thought it was time to list The King of Fighters XII characters below that have been confirmed for the fighting game. It will first be coming to Japanese arcades in April 2009, and SNK Playmore confirmed that it will then be released worldwide for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 on July 28th, 2009.

When you click on each KOF 12 character’s name below, a window will pop up with a picture of him / her.

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  • Confirmed characters:
    1. Andy Bogard (returning from King of Fighters 2002)
    2. Ash Crimson
    3. Athena Asamiya (in original Psycho Soldier outfit)
    4. Benimaru Nikaido (in King of Fighters ’94 outfit)
    5. Chin Gentsai (*2)
    6. Clark Steel (*2)
    7. Duo Lon (*2)
    8. Elisabeth Blanctorche
    9. Goro Daimon (returning from King of Fighters 2003)
    10. Iori Yagami (*1)
    11. Joe Higashi (*2)
    12. Kim Kaphwan
    13. Kyo Kusanagi
    14. Leona Heidern (returning from King of Fighters 2003)
    15. Mature
    16. Raiden (aka Big Bear)
    17. Ralf Jones (*1)
    18. Robert Garcia (returning from King of Fighters 2003)
    19. Ryo Sakazaki (*1)
    20. Shen Woo (*1)
    21. Sie Kensou (*2)
    22. Terry Bogard (in original Fatal Fury 2 outfit)

    Rumored console-exclusive characters:
    * K’
    * Keith Wayne (from Power Instinct)
    * Mai Shiranui (right now it looks like she’s not in, but Mai may appear as a downloadable character)
    * What others do you think are missing?

    The entire game will have new hand drawn 2D sprites on detailed 2D backgrounds. All the sprites used in previous games for over 10 years will be dropped and will be replaced with these new high definition sprites. SNK Overseas Manager Yoshihito Koyama also revealed that the game is going to be “3D [effects] mixed with 2D,” with there being zero cell shading in the game. You can see the new look in video below.

    Watch The King of Fighters XII trailer.

    Click on the bottom-right corner arrow to view it fullscreen.

    For more screenshots go to Famitsu. — The above list will be updated when more characters are confirmed. Last updated to add Elizabeth Blanctorche and Mature on May 9th, 2009.

    (*1)
    The King of Fighters XII character select screen

    (*2)
    King of Fighters XII complete roster

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    Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

    • khan

      absolutely right…he is my fav

    • a31

      noooooo. its not KOF without Mai’s boobs T.T


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