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The King of Fighters XII

Has given itself a royal pardon until September 25th.

28th AUGUST ‘09 – Ignition Entertainment Ltd., a UTV Enterprise - a worldwide publisher and developer of videogames confirm a new release date for UK, Europe and Australasia of 25th September 2009 on Xbox 360™ and PLAYSTATION®3

Commemorating the 15th anniversary of the franchise, KOF XII serves up 22 characters each with their own unique moves and styles in a stunning 2D production incorporating all-new, high-resolution fighters fluidly animating across painstakingly detailed, 100% hand-drawn backgrounds.

Many fan favourites such as Terry Bogard, Robert Garcia, Ash Crimson, Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami make a welcome return, along with two new additions to the home console version of the title – Elisabeth and Mature.

Online support for both formats allows players from around the world to battle it out to see who is truly the ‘KING’ of the fighters. Online Rankings and Voice chat are also supported.

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XII, has come away from this year’s E3 show with a number of awards and nominations including the prestigious IGN editors award of Best of E3 2009 – Best Fighting Game on PlayStation®3.

GameFocus – Best of E3 Fighting Game – Winner

GameSpy – Best of E3 2009 – Best Fighting Game – Runner Up – Best of E3 2009 – Best Fighting Game – Runner Up

GameSpot – Best of E3 2009 – Best Fighting Game – Finalist

IGN – Best of E3 2009 – Best Fighting Game – Winner (PS3)

IGN: ‘THE KING OF FIGHTERS XII is not only one of the best-looking fighting games around, it's also one of the most rewarding. Putting hand-drawn sprites into a current-gen game is a difficult task, but KOF XII is entirely hand-drawn and it looks fantastic. The gameplay is equally enticing, as it represents a slick update of the classic King of Fighters combat. Even if you're not a fan of the franchise, this is one to look out for.’

‘We are thrilled that IGN, the world’s biggest gaming media, has nominated THE KING OF FIGHTERS XII as best fighting title on PlayStation®3’ said Peter Rollinson, Product Manager, Ignition Entertainment ‘There is a huge positive buzz within the gaming community. KOF XII has improved over its predecessors in many ways, offering a fresh yet familiar experience to all fighting fans’

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THE KING OF FIGHTERS XII is released in the UK and Europe on Xbox 360® and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system on 25th September 2009


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