Street Fighter isn’t the only 2D fighter in town, SNK wants everyone to remember that they are in this game too and are preparing to release the next chapter in the King of Fighters. King of Fighters XIII
will hit Japanese arcades this summer and likely a console release sometime after that.
The game is shaping up to be a graphical powerhouse if nothing else (only judging on looks here) and may be the best looking 2D fighter ever created. The official website
of the game was recently updated with the full roster of fighters. Many of the combatants had been announced previously, but all of the remaining spots have since been filled. The full roster for the game will contain the following:
Team Elisabeth: Shen Woo, Elisabeth Branctorche, and Duo Lon
Team Japan: Benimaru Nikaido, Kyo Kusanagi, Goro Daimon
Team Fatal Fury: Andy Bogard, Terry Bogard, Joe Higashi
Team Psycho Soldier: Sie Kensou, Athena Asamiya, Chin Gentsai
Team Ikari Warriors: Ralf Jones, Leona Heidern, Clark Still
Team Women Fighters: Yuri Sakazaki, Mai Shiranui, King
Team Yagami: Mature, Iori Yagami, Vice
Team Art of Fighting: Robert Garcia, Ryo Sakazaki, Takuma Sakazaki
Team Kim: Hwa Jai, Kim, Raiden
Team K’: Kula Diamond, K’, Maxima
Oh, and Ash Crimson will be included as well and can be added to a team via edit mode.