Ignition Entertainment has just announced a July 2009 worldwide release for King of Fighters XII
, the impossibly gorgeous first HD entry in SNK Playmore's long-running 2D fighting series, on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The fighter features 20 playable characters, all of whom appear as newly redrawn sprites, fighting in equally impressive 2D backgrounds.
According to the press release, preview footage and images for this unbelievably hot
game are included in the PS2 release of King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match
, itself a fairly nice-looking KOF
-- which happens to be out today
. Prepare to be burned by the Orochi flames
of a searing hot trailer after the break.
[Screen via KOF XII
's official website