Friday, 30 October 2009

King of Fighters XII [UK] - Season 2 Ranking Battle 2

As i won't be in the country on the original intended date i've had to push forward the next RB a couple of weeks, it's a bit short notice but unfortunately unavoidable.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

MCM Expo 25/10/09 - K' Cosplay

Decided to go to the MCM Expo just on the Sunday this time, didn't really expect much SNKP things to be there. Though i did see a few Samurai Shodown figures, and i'm sure there must have been plenty of KOF doujinshi there.

One thing that did catch my eye was this guy's K' cosplay:

I don't know if you can tell from just the photo, but i thought his costume was quite well made.
In particular the glove was pretty cool. Was pretty cool to see some SNKP related cosplay, usually it's just loads of Naruto or L (from Death Note).

Hopefully next time there'll be some Mai Shiranui, or B.Jenet or Angel cosplays ;)

King of Fighters [UK] Season 2 Ranking Battle 1 Results

So another season Ranking Battle season for KOFXII begins, with a slightly dissapointing turnout. Many regulars not attending, the MCM Expo clashing on the same day, and some players unable to make it.

Though on the bright side we had a few newcomers DeeJay, SupahSupreme and KB121 joining in on the action, and even though they are fairly new to the Ranking Battles they didn't give up without putting up a good fight.

In the end though MichelS stormed through the Ranking Battles without losing a single game throughout.

Anyway enough with the talk, here are the results:

1st Place. MichelS (Right) with NeoEmpire's chairman BulletProof

2nd Place. SupahSupreme

3rd Place. ShinDragon

4th Place. ZeroNiiro

And the videos:

And finally the current RB scores:

1. MichelS - 13
2. SupahSupreme - 9
3. ShinDragon - 7
4. ZeroNiiro - 6
5. Kb121 - 4
6. ShoDragon - 3
7. DeeJay - 2
7. MyKom - 2

The date for the next RB is to be confirmed, i won't be in the country for the date i had originally planned the next one for so i will post up details in the Ranking Battles forum over on NeoEmpire as soon as possible.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Neo Geo Online Collection Complete Box

SNKP have recently announced the rerelease of it's Neo Geo Online Collection for Playstation 2 in two box sets, both priced at Y9980 each.

The first volume featuring both Fatal Fury Archives, Garou: MoTW, Art of Fighting Anthology, Samurai Spirits Anthology and Sunsoft Collection. (19 titles total)

The second volume featuring King of Fighters Orochi Collection, King of Fighters Nests Collection, King of Fighters 98 UM, World Heroes Anthology, Fu'un Super Combo, and Last Blade 1&2. (15 titles total)

From what i can make out from what it says on the official website, apparently each box set also comes with mini marquees of each game. For those who don't know what these are, they are kind of like small game instruction cards which were supplied with MVS kits for placing in MVS cabinets.

Playasia have both Volume 1 and Volume 2 up for preorder at approximately £79 each set, with the release date set for the 23rd December.

Feel free to buy me both as a Christmas present. ;)

Sunday, 18 October 2009

King of Fighters 2002UM - Mini Session

This week one of France's KOF players Steeve has been visiting London, so i invited him and a couple of other players over for a small 02UM session.

For those who may not know, Steeve came second on KOF98UM at the Rebirth event here in London last year. (See vid of his finals match here)

Anyway here are a couple of vids, check out the rest of them at my youtube channel.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

King of Fighters XIII, may possibly come out next year??

Came across this French video interview with Masaaki Kukino at Tokyo Game Show 2009, where he speaks of a top secret game which will be released next year.

Check out the interview here (The interview is in English):

Hopefully we'll see KOFXIII sometime in 2010!

Monday, 5 October 2009

Soul Calibur Broken Destiny - Character Creation.

Had some free time today, so decided to buy the digital download of SC:BD for the PSP Go! (Since Royal Mail has decided to somehow not deliver my UMD version for 3weeks...)

But anyway, i'm not much of a Soul Calibur player so i've mostly been messing around with character creation mode and ended up trying to create Maxima from KOF. (I actually wanted to make other characters but Maxima seemed pretty easy to make.)

I know it's not 100% accurate, but it was about as close as i could manage to make him.

Decided to give him Cervantes' move set as he has some kinda gun move, though ironically i have no idea how to do his gun move. May well try to make a couple of other characters.

Let me know what you think.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

King of Fighters - Live Action Movie

So it's been announced for quite some time now but a new video of the live action KOF film has surfaced on Youtube today.

Sorry seems like the video was removed by the user... so here's a playlist of vids from the MovieSet youtube channel instead...

(Edit again: Found another user has uploaded it)

Also via the twitter feed, i managed to find out that there is also a Facebook fan page and managed to find a few pics of the movie.

(Mature, Rugal, Vice)





I'm not sure what to make of the movie yet, i'm still a bit baffled by the whole thing, though Gordan Chan has worked on some decent films in the past (Check out his page on imdb) so it may still turn out to be pretty good. (Just maybe not the kind of KOF movie we might have wanted)