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KOF XIII Gets NESTS Kyo, Demo, Netcode Patch

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Posted on December 8, 2011 AT 01:23pm

THE BUZZ: SNK Playmore has released a video showcasing the next DLC character for The King of Fighters XIII: NESTS-era Kyo Kusanagi.

As well, Atlus USA had two exciting announcements about the game today. First up is the release of a demo for KOF XIII, which is out now on Xbox Live and which will hit PSN on December 13th.

Along with that, the publisher revealed that SNK Playmore is “already at work” on a netcode patch.

EGM’s TAKE: While the game’s netcode has been far improved over The King of Fighters XII, there have still been some issues with lag when playing online. So, hopefully this will be an improvement in those situations.

As for NESTS Kyo, I’m excited! It was that era of Kyo that made me a fan of the character, so I’m glad to see him return. Now if only SNK Playmore would give me ’98 Mai!

Oh, and gotta love that Esaka background.

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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