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Reports on the EVO build of KOFXIII

THE ANSWER has checked and sent us some images from the EVO build of The King of Fighters XIII.

Elizabeth’s KOFXI alt costume:

A new stage:

With so many Dream Cancel mods and members at EVO, we’ll definitely have tons of new information on the console port. Stay tuned!

Update: THE ANSWER just tweeted out that the game has been rebalanced. K’ has been buffed, Elizabeth has been nerfed and Raiden’s drop kicks take longer to charge.

Follow THE ANSWER on Twitter for up-to-date information.

Update to the EVO King of Fighters XIII tournament is reporting that Kei Yamamoto, one of the minds behind KOFXIII, will be in attendance at EVO and wants to play the best KOF player the U.S. has to offer. Ideally, he will play the winner of the tournament but, due to his schedule, he may not be able to stay until the end of the tournament. If that is the case, he may play against select participants in the tournament. The matches will be recorded and, hopefully, posted before too long.

EVO is going to be a great event for King of Fighters XIII.

EVO King of Fighters XIII tournament details

With EVO just a few days away, now seems like a good time to repost the tournament details.

As EVO is a console tournament and KOFXIII is not out on console yet, THE ANSWER, Kane317 and Giby have put together a side tournament. Atlus is helping out by contributing prizes and the tournament is sponsored by, and Here are the details:

When: Saturday, July 30, 2011.
Time: Sign up starts as soon as the venue opens until 1:OO PM, the tournament starts sharply at 2:00 PM.
Fee: There will be a $10 registration fee which will go to the prize pot.
Format: 2/3 matches, double elimination. Grand finals will be 3/5 matches.
Rules: All characters are allowed, winner keeps same characters but can change the starting order.
System: We will be using 2 Taito Type X2 boards with Jamma adaptors.
International players: We have confirmed Kunio aka No.17 from Japan, El Rosa From Mexico. A European player is scheduled to come however details are still pending.
Staff: Giby, Kane317 and THE ANSWER.
Prizes: We will be splitting the pot among top 6, plus we are raising a bonus pot which at the moment is around $700. The bonus pot will also be split among top 6.
More Prizes: If you don’t make top 6 you still have a chance to walk away with a prize, Atlus has given us the following gifts for the tournament:

1 Mai Shiranui figure, valued at $340.

1 sketch signed by the illustrator. (No Reference)

3 KOF XIII Arcade posters

We are going to raffle this prizes for those who don’t make top 6, all you gotta do is sign up for the tournament.

This event is possible thanks to the effort from, and We would also like to thank SNKPlaymore for their support and a very special thank you to the ATLUS USA Staff for everything they are doing with KOF XIII.

Any questions please feel free to contact me or any of the staff members.

Upcoming changes

Dream Cancel will be one year old on July 23rd. It seems like a good idea to reevaluate the site and everything we’re doing. The first change we’ve made is eliminating the chat room. IRC does not fit in well with the Dream Cancel community and there are well-established IRC channels that cover SNKPlaymore games (i.e. #SNKPlaymore on EfNet.) In place of the chat room, we’ve added the toolbar at the bottom of the site which has a chat feature which will be useful for our online events. That toolbar has our social media links as well as a search feature.

We’ve also improved the forum’s handling of YouTube videos. YT videos are easily embedded by pasting in the video’s URL in a forum post. I’m currently looking into other improvements for the forum software.

Finally, there may be some staff changes. We’re discussing shuffling moderators and adding a few new ones to accommodate the influx of players who are interested in KOFXIII now that a console release is on the horizon.

Atlus reveals plans to bring KOFXIII to EVO and Otakon

Atlus is looking to get KOF XIII into the hands of as many players as possible by bringing the game to both EVO and Otakon. Atlus is sponsoring the KOFXIII side tournament at EVO through prizes and will have a Q&A panel on Saturday at 10am PDT. If you’re attending either event, be sure to check it all out.

RVINE, CALIFORNIA – ATLUS today announced plans to attend EVO 2011 (Las Vegas, NV) and Otakon (Baltimore, MD) with the console version of the upcoming 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.

In addition to providing playables on both show floors to allow attendees hands-on time with the game, ATLUS also revealed a panel at EVO 2011 (Saturday, 7/30 @ 10:00am PDT) with one of the producers from the KOF XIII development team, presenting series fans with a rare opportunity to directly ask their most pressing questions. ATLUS has also committed to offer support to KOF XIII tournaments taking place at both EVO and Otakon, providing special prizes for participants.

“It is imperative to us that the KOF community’s loyalty not go unappreciated,” stated Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales at ATLUS. “We believe KOF XIII is the game they’ve been waiting for, and we want to make sure that we answer as many of their questions, satisfy as much of their curiosity, and reward as much of their dedication as possible. To that end, we’re bringing the console release of THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII to EVO 2011 and Otakon to give patient fans a chance to try the game for themselves. Moreover, we’re excited to have a key member of the development team join us for an EVO 2011 panel in which we hope we can give the community every opportunity to be heard.”

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII is scheduled to release in October for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 systems. For more info, visit

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.

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) and Demon’s Souls, ATLUS provides quality critically acclaimed interactive entertainment to a wide spectrum of customers.

ATLUS has published games for every major video game console and handheld system, including the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii, DS, PSP (PlayStation Portable), and PC.

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KOFXIII panel at EVO 2011

At 10am on Saturday, EVO will present a panel about The King of Fighters XIII. ATLUS Project Manager Yu Namba and KOF XIII Producer Kei Yamamoto will provide an inside look at development on THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII. After the main presentation, attendees will be allowed to ask questions about the game and its development. Registered EVO attendees will be given preference in attending the event.


Contributing to the KOF XIII EVO pot

Giby of and Cast of the Wolves fame has started a drive to help bolster the King of Fighters XIII pot at EVO. We are all aware that KOFXIII is a great game and we’re hyped for it. The challenge is to get the rest of the fighting game community to notice it.

The most crucial North American tournament of the year is EVO and, as history has proven, side tournaments can be moved to the main stage if there’s enough hype. A pot bonus can help immensely in creating hype. If you’re interested in contributing, head over to to make a donation. Giby has set a goal of $2,000 and every little bit helps.

A call to arms

So, Gamespot has nominated King of Fighters XIII as one of the best fighting games of E3 2011. The editor’s chose SFxT but the reader vote is ongoing. It looks as though SFxT will take that category but we need to voice our support of XIII. If it even comes in second, that will be a morale victory for us. If you want to vote for KOFXIII, head over to Gamespot and submit your ballot.

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