Thursday, 25 February 2010

King Of Fighters XIII Announced!

After a week of rumours and speculation SNKPlaymore has finally announced KOFXIII, not much information released thus far just the time and date of the official preview where it will be shown.

It will be shown at the BelleSalle in Akihabara, on the 25th March 6pm - 7:30pm.
(For more details check out the official press release.)

Also from what i've been hearing the next issue of Arcadia Magazine will be worth picking up, as it will be doing a feature of the Neo Geo's 20th Anniversary as well as some previews of KOFXIII.

Also check out the new Neo Geo Museum website which was released today.

Monday, 15 February 2010

KOF XII Casual Tournament - 13th Feb.

Over the past weekend, Bullet Proof held a session at his house for about 21 players for KOF XII and since we had so many players together at once we held a friendly 16 man straight elimination tournament.

Here are the brackets and results of said tournament:
And of course the videos:

16 players:
MichelS VS Elements

Sendo VS Sho Dragon
Dobiqwolf VS Gunsmith
ATB-555 VS Fire-Bug

Izanami VS Aion
Ramzi VS Zeroniiro
DeeJay VS Shin Dragon

Quarter Final:
MichelS VS Sendo

Gunsmith VS ATB 555
RORY VS Izanami
Shin Dragon VS Zeroniiro

Semi Final:
MichelS VS Gunsmith
Izanami VS Shin Dragon

MichelS VS Shin Dragon

For the first time i got to see GunSmith (owner of play some KOF and he did pretty well getting to the semis.
Was a bit suprising RORY didn't make it further in the tournament as he is actually a really good player, and Elements an old school KOF player (who hasn't actually played this game much yet) was unlucky to be put into playing MichelS in the first bracket.

Congrats to MichelS for winning, he mentioned to me the day before his main goal for the day was to beat Shin Dragon (some sorta rivalry going on there) and he got what he wanted.

Overall it was a good session, 3 KOFXII setups for most of the day and towards the end we turned on KOF2002UM on one of the setups for a few quick games.
Thanks again to Bullet Proof for hosting, and it was nice to see all the old and new players again.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Clark Steel

Originally posted on Neoempire forums by Gahrling, who came across this rather amusing steel plate.

"There are 16 of these plates to be found on one of the platforms at West Hampstead train station. I took the pic on my way back from a Yates' night a while ago."

Original post here.

I just wonder how much grab range this version of Clark has??

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Samurai Shodown Sen coming to the UK!

There were some rumours a while back about the possibility of Ignition Ent. falling out with SNKP over KOFXII, due to Atlus picking up publishing rights to Metal Slug XX for the PSP.

Just found out this morning (thanks to Critical King on NeoEmpire's forums) that Rising Star Games, who are also responsible for publishing No More Heroes, Little King's Story, Muramasa, etc..are bringing Samurai Shodown Sen to the UK.

So the likelyhood of Ignition and SNKP falling out has just increased slightly.

Whilst i'm personally not really too bothered about who publishes SNKP games over here (as long as we get them, that's all that's important!), i'm glad that someone is still picking up this game to bring over here. Would have been a pain to have had to pick up a Japanese 360 just to get to play this.

Preorder release dates on and are currently set to March 12th.