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KoFXIII Steam Edition officially released today

After a few weeks of beta tests, KoFXIII Steam Edition is officially released today.  If you didn’t preorder, you can get yours on Steam for $29.99.

The Steam release features a much improved netcode compared to the console versions.  It also includes the small balance changes introduced in the Climax edition.  In addition, all the DLC characters are included free of charge.  The development team also added some features exclusive to the steam platform including steam trading cards.


SNK has had their eyes on the PC market for quite some time

With the imminent official release of KoFXIII on Steam tomorrow, SNK Playmore today revealed that their North American and European Business Department has had their eyes on the PC market for quite a while in an interview with Siliconera.  They began their work on the Steam platform earlier this year, starting with putting the right development team and infrastructure together, before working on porting  KoFXIII to Steam.

Additionally, SNK Playmore said that their experience working with Valve on the Steam platform had been an incredible positive one and that they hope to work with them more in the future.

With an incredible library of games, SNK Playmore certainly has a lot of good options for porting their games to PC.  Let us know in the comment section and forums what you would like to see from SNK Playmore in the future!

Check out the source for the full interview for more information including SNK Playmore’s lead programmer Jace Varlet discussion of how they tweaked the netcode for KoFXIII Steam edition.

Source: Siliconera

KOFXIII Steam Edition Beta Testing Extended Until Release Date 9-13

It has been announced that the closed beta testing for KOFXIII Steam Edition has been extended until the official release date, September 13th, 2013! If you haven’t gotten a chance to help test the game, pre-order it now, play and submit your feedback here:

Source via Steam Forums:

Dream Cancel KOFXIII Steam Edition Beta Codes Contest

The good folks at SNKPlaymore have given us a very small amount of beta codes for the King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition closed beta testing (which ends on the 29th of this month).  Here are the tasks you must follow.

 1.) Follow Dream Cancel on twitter.

2.) Make a new steam account if you don’t already have one.

3.) Post your new steam id, location, speed test results ( along with your computer specs in THIS THREAD:

If you don’t have a forum account, make a new one. If you already posted in that thread, modify (edit) your post. Include the operating system, your processor, RAM (memory), and graphics card. Also, introduce yourself if you are a new player, and tell us why you will be a good closed beta tester for SNKPlaymore.

Remember the minimum spec your computer needs:

OS: Windows XP and up
Processor: Intel Pentium4 2.0 GHz and up
Memory: 1 GB RAM and up
Graphics: GeForce 9500 GT, VRAM: 256MB and up
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Hard Drive: 5 GB of available space
Sound Card: DirectSound, Direct X 9.0c Compatible Audio

Complete the tasks and you will notified through private message on the Dream Cancel forums, Friday morning (August 23rd) before 12pm CST if you are chosen.  Winners will be chosen through a intensive review process by the Dream Cancel administration team to pick the right player.


KOFXIII Steam Edition will come with Climax balance changes

Over at the Steam Community forums, SNKP community manager Y2 has posted some information regarding the upcoming release of KOFXIII steam edition.

One of the interesting things he mentioned is that “KOFXIII S.E will be a fusion of KOFXIII CLIMAX and the Xbox360 version of KOFXIII. The gameplay of KOFXIII S.E. is based on KOFXIII CLIMAX. The UI, menus, and configs are based on the Xbox 360 version of KOFXIII”

Previously SNKP introduced a few balanced changes when they ported the console version of KOFXIII back to the arcades for KOFXIII Climax.  For a partial list of changes introduced in climax, check here.

He also mentioned a few things that are being introduced in the steam release and what to expect in the upcoming closed beta test:
– Since there may be lower performing PCs out there, we have introduced a “Static” and “Dynamic” background system available in the Graphics Options menu. If you are receiving low FPS, consider trying out the “Static” background mode.
– There are also 2 Frame Rate modes available: “Fixed” and “Variable”. In the interests of better online experiences, Online play will be fixed to the “Fixed” Frame Rate mode. – The closed beta will only feature Online play. We understand the importance of excellent netcode and so we wish to utilize this beta test as a means of collecting feedback on our new netcode. We will then use this feedback to further improve the netcode where possible.

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