The latest coronation for the King of Fighters has been delayed. Atlus today announced that King of Fighters XIII will now launch November 22 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 at a $50 price point. Previously, the game had been set for an October launch window.
The first installment in the series since King of Fighters XII rebuilt it from the ground up in 2009, King of Fighters XIII will expand the roster from 22 characters to more than 30. Among the additions will be fan-favorite Mai, as well as King, Vice, K', Yuri, Maxima, and Billy Kane.
In addition to including faster fights and new "Neomax" super moves, Atlus is "completely revamping" the game's online mode, a significant point of criticism with the previous entry in the series. King of Fighters XIII will also feature new modes and stages not seen in the arcade release, though the publisher has not yet detailed those.
This will be the first time that Atlus handles publishing duties for the series. King of Fighters XII was published by Ignition, while previous installments were released by SNK Playmore itself.