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The twelfth installment of the famous fighting game series, The King of Fighters XII, is a massive reinvention of the franchise rebuilt from the ground up both technically and visually to celebrate the series' 15th anniversary. The game features a streamlined battle system and all-new high-resolution character sprites and backgrounds. Battles are the 3-vs-3 matches that KOF is known for, though the tag system from the previous game has been removed. The game features a total of 22 fighters, two of which are exclusive to the home release, and all of whom are returning combatants from previous titles. Included are a five-round arcade "time attack" mode, online and local versus, practice and replay modes, and an unlockable art gallery.


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Good Game Aug 17, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GameFocus Aug 24, 2009 7.4 out of 10 74
Vandal Online Sep 22, 2009 7 out of 10 70
ZTGameDomain 2009 6.8 out of 10 68
Game Watcher Oct 05, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65 Aug 09, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65 Oct 25, 2009 6 out of 10 60
1UP Jul 28, 2009 C 50
PSFocus Oct 15, 2009 49 out of 100 49
The A.V. Club Aug 03, 2009 D- 16


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雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (58351) added The King of Fighters XII (PlayStation 3) on Dec 21, 2009
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