KOF XIII Live Stream Thread

#1 Edited by jewunit (1060 posts) -

I was bemoaning that this game may not build much of a community yesterday, so I figure I will try to do something about it today.  This thread is for the posting and discussion of live streams for The King of Fighters XIII.  A stream is going up today (September 4) at 1 PM PST (4 PM EST) from IPLAYWINNER.The stream itself will go up here.  As far as I know, the game hasn't gotten much play on American streams.  It should be interesting to watch. 

#2 Posted by jewunit (1060 posts) -

Sorry to double-post, but the stream has gone live.  You can find it here.  The character variety has been pretty good thus far.  Poor Haunts lost a match in the last second of the final round.  Yeesh! 

#3 Posted by VicRattlehead (1398 posts) -

fuck yeh KOFXIII... this game looks awesome...

i know nothing about KOF other than terry bogard has a bitching red hat and shouts powah wave but i will be buying the console version if the online isn't ass

#4 Posted by jewunit (1060 posts) -
@VicRattlehead said:

fuck yeh KOFXIII... this game looks awesome...

i know nothing about KOF other than terry bogard has a bitching red hat and shouts powah wave but i will be buying the console version if the online isn't ass

I think that's the general mindset at this point.  I pre-ordered it for the 4-CD set, so I am in whether the online is good or not.  I only ever played the first two Fatal Fury games and KOF '94, so my opinion of Terry Bogard is pretty much the same.
#5 Posted by McBonJon (159 posts) -

I'm really stoked for this release. I'm glad that this game is getting attention.

#6 Posted by Sauson (561 posts) -

I've been watching all the ranbats they've been streaming, I'm pretty excited for this game. I wished that KoF 2002 UM had a better community on XBL then a hand full of guys from South America that have crappy connections.

#7 Posted by McBonJon (159 posts) -

I'm hoping that there's good netcode for XIII. For what has been shown of the console version, this looks like a winner.

#8 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

I hope Atlus promotes the shit out of this game. This game deserves to be on Street Fighter's level, and the only reason it's not is the lack of exposure.

#9 Posted by jewunit (1060 posts) -
@Napalm said:
I hope Atlus promotes the shit out of this game. This game deserves to be on Street Fighter's level, and the only reason it's not is the lack of exposure.
Unless, they decide to bring the Persona fighting game overseas, I am not sure they will.  Fighting games aren't really their niche and their funds are limited. It has a decent site within Atlus, but I am not expecting a big campaign.

I figure that this game is going to succeed based on word of mouth.
#10 Posted by McBonJon (159 posts) -
@jewunit: I forsee Atlus bringing over the Persona fighting game. I don't see why they wouldn't since Persona is a popular franchise in North America. It'd be the same story if they decided not to bring over Persona 4: The Golden for PS Vita. 
 
Atlus has done pretty well with this. They brought the game to EVO, Otakon, and PAX. I like how they've released move list videos up for the characters. They're promoting the game, but it does seem that it may be more successful by word of mouth.
#11 Posted by jewunit (1060 posts) -
@McBonJon said:
@jewunit: I forsee Atlus bringing over the Persona fighting game. I don't see why they wouldn't since Persona is a popular franchise in North America. It'd be the same story if they decided not to bring over Persona 4: The Golden for PS Vita.  Atlus has done pretty well with this. They brought the game to EVO, Otakon, and PAX. I like how they've released move list videos up for the characters. They're promoting the game, but it does seem that it may be more successful by word of mouth.
I completely discounted that Atlus has been promoting the game through various conventions.  Thank you for reminding me!  It is definitely a sign that Atlus has an interest in promoting it.  We will see if it continues as the game gets closer to launch.  As for the Persona fighter getting an international release, I am still a little skeptical.  I thought Catherine was going to stay in Japan though, so my intuition on this topic is rather poor.
 
P.S.- Sorry it took so long to respond!  I was mesmerized by a Hwa Jai player on the stream.  It's amazing that he was brought back for this game.
#12 Posted by McBonJon (159 posts) -

Yeah, I was watching that as well. I'm surprised with Hwa in this game, same with some of the footage I've seen of Vice. I'm sure there will be more footage from Atlus shown and more events for the game to be displayed.  
 
If I'm right, Tokyo Game Show is month. I'm pretty certain SNK Playmore will be there showing the game and perhaps some new stuff as well.

#13 Posted by jewunit (1060 posts) -
@McBonJon said:
Yeah, I was watching that as well. I'm surprised with Hwa in this game, same with some of the footage I've seen of Vice. I'm sure there will be more footage from Atlus shown and more events for the game to be displayed.   If I'm right, Tokyo Game Show is month. I'm pretty certain SNK Playmore will be there showing the game and perhaps some new stuff as well.
Yeah, TGS is in a week and half to two weeks from now.  A few characters have yet to be announced for consoles.  Billy Kane, Saiki, and Flame Iori have been revealed, but I believe that two more console-exclusive characters have yet to be announced.  TGS seems like the perfect time to do so.  
#14 Posted by VicRattlehead (1398 posts) -
#15 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2779 posts) -

I heard this game and BlazBlue Continuum Shift has something in common if you know what I mean. And if you do, don't mention it please.

#16 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@Lunar_Aura said:

I heard this game and BlazBlue Continuum Shift has something in common if you know what I mean. And if you do, don't mention it please.

BlazBlue is garbage. The King Of Fighters... is not.
#17 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2779 posts) -

@Napalm: Probably Correct

#18 Posted by JJOR64 (18986 posts) -

Hot! Still trying to decide if I should buy the home release of this. I'm complete garbage at SNK fighters.

#19 Edited by jewunit (1060 posts) -

The costumes have become a draw for me.  I love that Mr. Karate can be accessed as a costume for Takuma.  The option to play as the Big Bear variant of Raiden is great too.  The other characters seem to have variants that make them look like other characters as well.  I just saw that Robert has an alternate color that makes him look like Terry and Kyo has a variant that makes him look like Iori.
 
The guessing games on some moves are getting clearer as I watch more video content.  It is fun to see how people go back and forth faking Shen's big punch move.  It seems like a focus attack without armor, but with much more power behind it.

#20 Posted by VicRattlehead (1398 posts) -
#21 Posted by McBonJon (159 posts) -

The ranbats are always fun to watch. Who else is watching this

#22 Posted by jewunit (1060 posts) -

I love Hellpockets commentary. He should definitely be announcing more games.

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#29 Posted by JJOR64 (18986 posts) -

That was pretty hot. I think Soul Calibur 5 is next.

#30 Posted by FLStyle (4693 posts) -

Wow, KOF XIII! I have a much greater appreciation for it now after that.

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#33 Posted by churrific (479 posts) -

Aww shit

#34 Posted by Bestostero (2758 posts) -

BRZ LI JOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ITS OFFICIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#36 Posted by Icemo (642 posts) -

Damn. I was thinking about going to sleep an hour ago, but here I am still watching this stream. Need. To. Resist.

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