THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII DEMO NOW AVAILABLE ON XBOX LIVE, COMING 12/13 TO PLAYSTATION NETWORK; DEVELOPER ALREADY AT WORK ON NET

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- DECEMBER 8, 2011 -- ATLUS and SNK PLAYMORE today announced the availability of a demo for THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII, the latest entry in the legendary fighting franchise, for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system (PS3™) and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.  

The demo, which is now available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace (initially only for Gold members) and will release for PlayStation Network on 12/13, offers fans two teams--Team K' (K', Kula, Maxima) and Team Fatal Fury (Terry, Andy, Joe)--and two stages (London, Airship), showing off the game's breathtaking artwork and providing ample proof that KOF XIII is the best playing game in the 15-plus year history of the series.  In addition to its generous roster, the demo also offers online play, giving fans an opportunity to try the demo with friends around the country.

Also today, ATLUS and developer SNK PLAYMORE confirmed that work is already underway on a patch that will further improve the game's online functionality.  Details regarding the update's content and release timing are not yet available, but additional information will be released as soon as possible.

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII is out now in North America for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 systems. For more info, visit http://www.atlus.com/kofxiii.

About THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII

With a roster featuring over 30 hand-drawn fighters, a number of detailed stages bursting with life, over a half dozen play modes, a refined fighting engine built for speed and complete with new moves and supers, a vastly improved Online mode, and a host of other additions, tweaks, and enhancements, THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII represents a rebirth for one of gaming's longest tenured franchises and one of the most popular fighting brands ever.

About ATLUS

Video game publisher ATLUS has established itself as one of its industry's most consistent, celebrated companies. With proven success across a variety of genres and platforms, including enthusiast-oriented games like the Shin Megami Tensei franchise of award-winning, fan beloved roleplaying games (including the hit Persona sub-series of games and the prestigious Nocturne), the groundbreaking, genre-defying Catherine, Demon's Souls, and the upcoming official video game adaptation of Game of Thrones (early 2012), ATLUS provides quality critically acclaimed interactive entertainment to a wide spectrum of customers. 

ATLUS is a brand of Index Corporation and its privately held subsidiary Index Digital Media, Inc.

For breaking news, special promotions, insider info, and more, visit http://www.atlus.com/faithful to join the ranks of the ATLUS Faithful!   

Twitter:  www.twitter.com/AtlusUSA

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/AtlusUSA

©SNK PLAYMORE.  "THE KING OF FIGHTERS" is a registered trademark of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION.  Published by ATLUS.  Exclusively distributed by Index Digital Media, Inc.  THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII has been rated "T" for Teen with Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol, and Violence by the ESRB.

Contact:

Aram Jabbari

ATLUS

(949) 788-0455 x102

aram@atlus.com

Contact:

Chris Kim

ATLUS

(949) 788-0455 x132

chrisk@atlus.com  


Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.