I remember when XII first came out on consoles and people were complaining about the lack of intro animations from characters like in the old games.
The when XIII came out they completely revamped character introductions with dialogue boxes like they did in SNK VS Capcom:Chaos.
Personally i was a little unsure whether i liked the change at first but as i'm playing through KOF-i more i'm starting to warm up to it alot more. (Particularly since they seem to spend most of their time insulting each other.)
Mai especially seems to be the worst when it comes to insulting people, like this dialogue below where she is talking to Billy about his little sister. (Lilly Kane) xD
If you wanted to make your own SvC Chaos style dialogues you can check out this website.
One last thing, this guy seems to believe a new SamSho game is in the works by SNKP...
[Edit]: Another last thing, it seems Atlus have finally uploaded a gameplay trailer for KOFXIII. Not much special to see, and particularly nothing new if you've been watching matches already.