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New King of Fighters coming in July

To PS3 and Xbox 360.

The next instalment in the King of Fighters series has been stamped with a global release date of July 2009.

The King of Fighters XII is in development for PS3 and Xbox 360. It will feature high-resolution fighters instead of the usual sprites, and we're promised fluid animations along with detailed, hand-drawn backgrounds.

According to SNK's Masaaki Kukino, the team's slogan during development has been "KOF Re-Birth" as their goal has been to completely overhaul the series.

"To make this a truly unique fighting game, we’ve revolutionised the graphics by creating state of the art visuals - and made no compromises in that process whatsoever," said Kukino. People DIED. Possibly.

Ignition Entertainment's Shaun Bettenhausen added, "While other fighting games have abandoned the time-consuming process of creating beautiful 2D art, KOFXII fully embraces the refined aesthetic beauty that only human hands can produce."

Have a look at the trailer and judge for yourself.

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