King of Fighters XIII preorders get 4-disc soundtrack set

Atlus unveils bonus for October return of long-running SNK fighting franchise; tunes to be pulled from span of entire series.


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The King of Fighters XIII is set to hit shelves this October, and Atlus is heralding its coming with a suitably regal preorder campaign. Today the publisher announced that those who preorder the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 version of the game from participating retailers will receive a four-CD soundtrack set, composed of tunes pulled from the series' 18-year history.

King of Fighters: A beat-'em-up that keeps the beat.
King of Fighters: A beat-'em-up that keeps the beat.

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.

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