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King of Fighters XII: HOLY SHIT PAGE 7 - Prettiest fighter EVER

TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
edited April 2008 in Games and Technology
holy fucking shit

HOLY FUCKING SHIT

Have you guys seen this shit?

1280x720 high-res, 60 fps, fully 2D King of Fighters with hand crafted, redrawn sprites for every character.

and it's fucking gorgeous. How, I've never really cared for Guilty Gear, and while I've loved Street Fighter, KOF has always held my heart. And today the title of the series is more true than ever before - this game is fucking gorgeous.

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I'd post screenshots but they don't do it justice. Street Fighter II HD Remix just got some serious competition. Go check out the video, you'll thank me.

EDIT: Well, maybe a few screenshots:

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    JJJJ DailyStormer Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    want

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    VariantXVariantX Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    The detail is insane. Its really falcoon's art come to life. Its not hard to assume this is probably the most expensive game SNK's ever made by a large margin.

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    shyguyshyguy Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Definitely a gorgeous game. Between this and Street Fighter 4, it's shaping up to be a good generation for fighting games.

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    VariantX wrote: »
    The detail is insane. Its really falcoon's art come to life. Its not hard to assume this is probably the most expensive game SNK's ever made by a large margin.

    3 fucking years in the making.

    And every single one of them worth it.

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    DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Ho-lee shit.

    Um.

    So (other than the Taito X2,) what platforms is this going to be on? It looks like it's got far more frames of animation per character than SF2HD.

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    InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    It'll probably go for the all the next gen consoles, if you know, they want to make money.

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    DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    It'll probably go for the all the next gen consoles, if you know, they want to make money.

    Unless they can magic up a few extra megabytes of framebuffer into the Wii, it probably won't go there. (Or they'll do the unthinkable and downscale their beautiful new artwork).

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    ihdihd Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Holy shit.

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    VariantXVariantX Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I just noticed that they bothered to even to draw on the the shadows cast by kyo's arms on to his legs......that really is a alot of work and detail.

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    Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I really want to see the new Iori, K', Yuri and Vanessa(she'd better be in this game).

    Other than that, I've been anticipating this release since they announced it way back when, and I'm x1000 more excited about it than SF4.

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    BiggNifeBiggNife Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Daedalus wrote: »
    Ho-lee shit.

    Um.

    So (other than the Taito X2,) what platforms is this going to be on? It looks like it's got far more frames of animation per character than SF2HD.
    From what I've heard, Japan is getting a PS3/360 release in 2009. It's anyone's guess as to when SNK Playmore USA will release it here, though.

    And yeah, I saw this before and its fucking amazing. Some of the best 2D graphics I've seen. Ever.

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    Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Downloading now. Those screenshots are fucking drool inducing though.

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    Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    okay I just watched this. I have never even played a KoF game before.

    I am hard as a fucking rock. That was some of the most gorgeous, nah, probably THE most gorgeous 2D i've ever seen.

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    Asamof the HorribleAsamof the Horrible Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    WOW. This will be my first king of fighters purchase

    hopefully this 2D thing catches on with other game developers

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    DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I still want Mark of the Wolves on the Virtual Console, though. When are they going to get on that?

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    Dr Mario KartDr Mario Kart Games Dealer Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Good 2D sprite work is expensive stuff. Even moreso in HD. Its quite a risk.

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    VariantXVariantX Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Its going to succed period. Kof is like huge in latin america, korea and china. Lets be clear ....they WILL get their money back and then some.

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    KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I'm not a big KOF fan, or 2D fan for that matter, but that video was beautiful.

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    CokomonCokomon Our butts are worth fighting for! Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I'm glad the sprites look good, we'll probably be seeing them for the next 10 years.

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    Dr Mario KartDr Mario Kart Games Dealer Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Thats fair. However, how big are the HD consoles in Latin America, Korea & China?

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    PompaPompa Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    at the beginning of the video i was like 'what the shit, this doesnt look any different.'

    my jaw dropped.

    i was never into KOF much, but i will buy this. i dont own any new consoles, but i want to support HD sprites and 2D in general. more 2D pls.

    SF2HD who?

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    SpikedFreakSpikedFreak Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    HOLY SHIT. I have no words for the emotions that I am now feeling.
    My pants are tight.

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    Waka LakaWaka Laka Riding the stuffed Unicorn If ya know what I mean.Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Stunning.

    HD 2D Beat 'em ups are on the rise. I wonder whats going on with SF2HD...

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    Vangu VegroVangu Vegro Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    It sure looks awesome, but it's a shame that a) it's probably not coming to any system I own; and b) I've never really gotten into the whole KOF series (or indeed most of the SNK fighters; I've always admired them for their slick presentation but I just never really got the hang of their gameplay).

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    BigJoeMBigJoeM Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I will be all over this game KOF was always my favorite fighting series and it looks to mix the visuals of Guilty Gear with the animation of SF3 which i've always wanted.

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    BurnageBurnage Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I said it in the fighting games thread, but I'll say it here, too -
    Please be in this, Iori! D:

    Hi-res K' would be pretty nice too.

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    Fig-DFig-D Tustin, CA, USRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I've been a raging KOF nerd in a pool of Street Fighter friends and I have to say I am VERY pleased. KOF started losing me after 2001. 2001 was crap. Steamy poo. 2002 was a shit ton more balanced, but then in 2003 they tried to revive the Orochi story line with new characters I didn't care about. I played XI once in a little Japanese arcade and it was alright, but I didn't have a whole lot of access to it. Then there's Maximum Impact and it's sequel. Fun little games if you don't think too hard but it lost it's appeal in about a week and a half. But XII... XII is the KOF I can bring home to mom, introduce to my friends, and have something truly special with. It looks delicious.

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    subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I've always been far more of a KoF fan than a SF fan, and this just rocks.

    It might just be me but I've always felt there was something so much more dynamic to the way the KoF series handles.

    Hope "King" makes the cut for HD. :mrgreen:

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    CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    It'd be insane if Iori wasn't in this, especially considering it looks to be going in the direction of the older KoFs. Of course, that could change with new media, but so far it looks pretty traditional; more focused fighting, without strikers or tags or the like. Of course, this is all speculation.

    If it weren't for the fact that the Neo Orochi Saga isn't finished yet, I'd go so far as to say it looks like a '94-ish Dream Match; that is, an independent game with a story. Of course, since there is a focus on Ash, it's probably the final chapter. I'd like for them to start anew, though, instead of continuing an older storyline. If anything, all the "main" KoF dudes are probably going to be there. I sincerely hope for the return of Joe Higashi, King, Andy Bogard, Leona and Yamazaki, though.

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    BurnageBurnage Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    King was in XI anyways. Leona needs to get her ass back in XII, though.

    If Iori's in this I'm wondering if they'll give him a complete overhaul. Kyo's seen some pretty significant changes in both his costume and movelist over the years, but Iori's just remained... static.

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    subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Is it wrong that I've always preferred Heidern to Leona? He just always seemed so much cooler, although admittedly "Stormbringer" might've been considered a bit cheap, I would've preferred it if they removed that move and let us keep him.

    As for the storyline, I almost never follow the storyline of fighting games, so I can't say I really know what the hecks going on in the soap opera of the KoF series.

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    KirkKirk Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    2D

    Thank god, never have I ever been so worried about a game.

    My bring back vote is for Joe, and I wouldn't mind more MOTW characters, esp. if they had slightly younger versions of kim's sons and rock.

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    CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    subedii wrote: »
    Is it wrong that I've always preferred Heidern to Leona? He just always seemed so much cooler, although admittedly "Stormbringer" might've been considered a bit cheap, I would've preferred it if they removed that move and let us keep him.

    As for the storyline, I almost never follow the storyline of fighting games, so I can't say I really know what the hecks going on in the soap opera of the KoF series.

    Heidern is awesome, but I've got "special" feelings for Leona. They should both be in there, though. Fill this shit up to the brim with characters.

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    BurnageBurnage Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Heidern-Leona-Ralf would be the best Ikari team for this.

    Whip should hang with K' and Kula.

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    CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    While I'm not a big fan of Clark, Ralf can't be in there without him. It just wouldn't be right. They need to bring CROSS CHANGER back.

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    BurnageBurnage Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I know at least one of the games had a special "Neo Ikari" team that was Heidern/Leona/Ralf. But yeah, the Ralf-Clark duo is pretty inseperable.

    Leona's shown up in artwork for the game, so I'm going to hazard a guess that she's either back on the Ikari team instead of Whip, or a single entry. I wouldn't bet against Orochi Leona showing up, either.

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    SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2008
    Daedalus wrote: »
    So (other than the Taito X2,) what platforms is this going to be on? It looks like it's got far more frames of animation per character than SF2HD.

    Unless they can magic up a few extra megabytes of framebuffer into the Wii, it probably won't go there. (Or they'll do the unthinkable and downscale their beautiful new artwork).

    If it's 1280x720, then the Wii is pretty much ruled out completely.

    Anyway. Why do a few sites I visit call this game 2.5D?

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    MugenmidgetMugenmidget Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Sleep wrote: »
    Daedalus wrote: »
    So (other than the Taito X2,) what platforms is this going to be on? It looks like it's got far more frames of animation per character than SF2HD.

    Unless they can magic up a few extra megabytes of framebuffer into the Wii, it probably won't go there. (Or they'll do the unthinkable and downscale their beautiful new artwork).

    If it's 1280x720, then the Wii is pretty much ruled out completely.

    Anyway. Why do a few sites I visit call this game 2.5D?
    The backgrounds might have 3D elements, but more apparent to me is the different "fight FX" they use don't look animated so it's safe to assume that these probably have some "3D" aspect to them. Probably the best place to apply that sort of thing.

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    AiranAiran Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    This looks positively awesome. Hopefully it'll do well in the States to make a EU release, and I'll have some fighter to tide me over while Arc Sys is still fucking around with GGXX EA-style.

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    rakuenCallistorakuenCallisto Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2008
    Kirk wrote: »
    2D

    Thank god, never have I ever been so worried about a game.

    My bring back vote is for Joe, and I wouldn't mind more MOTW characters, esp. if they had slightly younger versions of kim's sons and rock.
    The reason Joe isn't in the game is because he's off training with Andy. Some people speculate they'll actually get newer moves/specials.

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