At EVO Japan 2023 this weekend, SNK announced it would be releasing The King of Fighters XIII Global Match for the Switch.
It's released a teaser trailer, which you can view above (warning: flashing lights). This new version will include overhauled rollback netcode and improved online functionality. There's no release date just yet, but an open beta test will be taking place in "early summer 2023".
You can watch how this reveal unfolded on the official EVO Twitch channel. It takes place around the 09:15:20 mark.
The King of Fighters XIII originally started out as an arcade release in 2010 and was ported to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 a year later. When we learn more about Global Match for the Switch, we'll let you know.
Are you excited about the return of this particular entry? Have you played any previous versions of it? Comment below.
I thought this was an April Fool's joke when I saw it first.
Definitely a pleasant surprise! Maybe I'll get into the modern KOFs.
this is really unexpected, but very nice. XIII is one of the best in the series.
BIG fingers crossed for online crossplay 🤞🏽
I'm going to he skeptical of everything I read until tomorrow. But this is awesome
That was PS3 game, right ?
You’re lying, there’s no way! This is so cool! I can’t wait!
Heh, the way that trailer was doing those flashing lights and zoom in was like those mid to late 90s and early 2000s commercials.
But yeah, KOF 13 with rollback. Let's go.
It looks a little something like that fake. I think this is 1 April joke. Why not Playstation 5 and not for the Xbox Series X?
I'm so happy about this. I can finally see Ash's beautiful wavy hair again. I love him
@Anti-Matter yes. with a very popular re-release on Steam.
WOOOW! That's true?! That's... That's unbelievable! One of the most beautiful pixel fighting games, and one of the best fighting games in the history is coming to Nintendo Switch! I'm happy!
@Captain_Toad «But yeah, KOF 13 with rollback. Let's go.»
Hm... Previous SNK games don't have rollback netcode...
Wait... That seems suspicious...
Edit: I'm was talking only about Nintendo Switch, Switch versions, and SNK games on Nintendo Switch.
@CharlieGirl «BIG fingers crossed for online crossplay 🤞🏽»
Online crossplay with delay-based netcode?... No, thanks. I'll be happy with Story, Survival, and Versus Modes.
Edit: I'm was talking about Nintendo Switch version. And current SNK games that are available on Switch don't have rollback netcode.
I had been wanting to play KOF 13 for the longest time now but I can finally play it! Best way to wake up on April 1st. Hopefully I can find people to play with. And Ash is 100% gonna be on my team
I believe this is real, the Switch could handle a port of KOFXIII.
@MsJubilee Agreed. He is definitely KOF's best boy for sure
@Fighting_Game_Loser @MsJubilee What's about Benimaru?
Yeah I'm not trusting anything today either...
Not trusting any news today but if this is real, I’m down.
I actually have this game on PS3. It's actually pretty fun to play in short bursts, though I think one of the most disliked KoF games. I hear 14 and 15 are way better.
Reminder that the current iteration of SNK is 96% by owned by Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, as part of the country's attempts to divert attention from their human rights record and ongoing genocide. Maybe don't give them your money?
@Vyacheslav333 Beni is cool as well. Not as attractive to me personally but he's always awesome dude. His fit is always girlbossin'
Wow. Didn't expect that. Um, yes. I'm getting that. Probably twice if physical.
To anyone doubting this announcement due to the day it is, this was part of a trailer that showcased new KoF XV DLC, had some more info about the SamSho rollback update and also quickly teased a new Fatal Fury which they've already teased once before.
@Vyacheslav333 KoF XV has rollback and they've been updating older KoFs with rollback for a while now. '98 and 2002 on Steam feature rollback netcode. The only weird thing is that SamSho is getting rollback soon but they specifically skipped Switch version.
@daveMcFlave I’m thinking XIV was more divisive as it wasn’t as fast as XIII and previous entries, they introduced a questionably designed new series protagonist, and the character modeling and lighting was not too great (poor Andy). XV definitely fixed a lot of things. Still not as fast as older titles, but the new game mechanics add a lot to the game.
@Vyacheslav333 They’ve been going back and adding rollback to previous titles. KoF 98 Final Edition and ‘02 Global Match on PS4 have rollback. KoF XV just added it in February. Even Samurai Shodown 2019 (7) is getting it soon (but not on Switch).
@Selim The PS5 can play the PS4 version. There’s no 120FPS mode unlike KoF XV, so it shouldn’t need a native PS5 version. Unless SNK would go back in and give us the pre-pixelated versions of all the sprites, but that’s not gonna happen anytime soon. And most likely the input latency versus a native PS5 build is going to be lower as the community has been finding out. Series X has the XB1 back compat version, so we’ll have to see if they’ll do anything with that.
If this is true then I am hoping for a full-fat experience, not some stripped down online only shell that solely caters to the EVO crowd.....
Member Tekken 3? Yeah I member..... bitter bitter
@BeefSanta bah, the United States does a lot worse, I'm getting this game!
@Selim cause they can play the latest one and not a twelve year old 360 title.
I mean it's a good game, but it's also twelve years old or something.
It’s ok. The older games just play better and have a better presentation.
@Fighting_Game_Loser Haha, yeah.
@masterLEON @Late I know about it and I knew it before 'cause I am fighting games fan, after all. But, this "Global Match" edition was announced as Switch exclusive. And SNK games don't have rollback netcode on Switch. So, that's sounds kinda weird and stupid that this "Global Match" edition of KOF 13 will feature rollback netcode, while other SNK games doesn't.
@Vyacheslav333 You failed to mention that you were specifically talking about the Switch version in your original message so that's what caused the confusion. It made it seem like you were talking about SNK games in general.
@Late Yeah, I understood that when I was rereading my comment.
Ooh, the ps3 is in the loft so this would be very convenient
Ah yes the last KoF game that looked good
@Vyacheslav333 You bolding your words doesn’t make your post any more relevant. “Global” is just a tagline and it’s on Switch because Nintendo doesn’t have KoF XIII. You don’t need a PS5 native version for a game like KoF XIII
Just a friendly reminder that SNK is wholly owned by the Saudi Arabia government, who are responsible for human rights abuses, restricting the lives of women, and murdering journalists.
Do whatever you want with this information. I’m not judging anyone for buying SNK games even after considering this info. I love the King of Fighters series myself, and it sucks that I can’t in good conscience buy the games and support the developers! Your choice is your own. Thank-you. 😔
I will only buy it if it has local wireless multiplayer - but then i MUST HAVE IT !
Pinch of salt.
Excellent if true.
Heard about this earlier myself but never knew it was coming to Switch! KOFXIII is heralded as potentially the best game in the series (and, for a series 15 entries deep, that's saying something) so I'm definitely interested in this! Just hoping the pricepoint will be reasonable 🤞
It was about time. SNK have been launching Neo Geo Pocket games on the Switch for so long that I thought a game from the main series of KOF would never be released.
If it's not a prank, it's very cool news. But wow, I haven't played this fighting franchise in a while, the moment I play online I'll be eaten alive lol.
One of the BEST King of Fighters ever!
I play A LOT on Steam, but multiplayer OFFLINE.
The ONLINE netcode is one of the worst in history. Unplayable!
But, OFFLINE, this game shine A LOT!
i´ll buy again!
I hope it's a budget title.
@Arawn93 «You bolding your words doesn’t make your post any more relevant.»
Well... I disagree.
«“Global” is just a tagline...»
Well, I know it. Like Steam Edition for Steam and Galaxy Edition for GOG.
«...it’s on Switch because Nintendo doesn’t have KoF XIII.»
Well, I can say the same thing about any other game releasing on Switch, lol. Skyrim is on Nintendo Switch, because there was no Skyrim on Switch before Skyrim. And then, Bethesda released Skyrim Anniversary Edition, because there was no Skyrim Anniversary Edition on Switch before.
«You don’t need a PS5 native version for a game like KoF XIII»
By «version» you meant console itself? If so, then, yes. Because it's available on PS3. And Xbox 360. And Windows... And, there's downgraded mobile version for iOS and Android, but let's not talk about this one.
This is legit folks.
Definitely interested in this, always heard good things about this one.
Nice! I have this on my 360. Fantastic fighting game with some gorgeous sprite animation.
Too bad it's SNK.
@PtM Well, CAPCOM and Bandai Namco are no better.
Edit: Regarding their relation to Nintendo Switch.
Any word on a physical release?
Still have my my copy for the 360. I would definitely double dip for this on Switch too.
This is so super unexpected but also so wonderful!! 🥳🥳🥳
I wasn't even aware that this game was on Switch, wooohoooo!!!
@YANDMAN That game is actually 13 years old now, odd cause the game is called The King of Fighters XIII.
One of the best 2D visuals in a FG ever.
People on Ranker voted XIII the 2nd best King of Fighters game after '98.
KOF’s control scheme makes this series one of the more convenient to play on handheld, as there are only four attacks compared to Street Fighter’s six or Guilty Gear’s 5+.
Mapping extra attacks to the shoulders like Street Fighter is hard to go back to after playing with a Sega pad or an arcade stick.
I only have a few PS3 games and this is one of them. I would definitely buy this on PS4 or Switch simply to consolidate my backlog games.
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