Atlus launches educational video series devoted to King of Fighters XIII

Now, do not get the wrong idea. By alerting you to the existence of Atlus' newly-created YouTube channel channel devoted to teaching the rudiments of the upcoming King of Fighters XIII, nobody is for a moment saying you need such training. What's going on here is that you might have a friend, say, who'd love to play KoF against you when the game's released, but feels a little underprepared and is worried about not presenting you with enough of a challenge. Maybe this “friend” even shares your Xbox Live or PSN account, and is worried about taking your game online and making it look like you don't know how to play? This hypothetical person sure is lucky Atlus makes such good instructional videos.

So far, only nine of the game's 30+ characters have received the how-to treatment, which mainly consists of demonstrations of how to perform and score big hits with their special moves and combo attacks. Sure, it's information you could get from reading the manual, but this is 2011: the number of people who don't read manuals is exceeded only by the number of people who'll digest any information in the world as long as it's presented to them in bite-sized YouTube format. Here's hoping your friend is one of those people, and benefits from the clips before the game's late October launch.

Aug  22, 2011


  • grayguwapo - August 24, 2011 8:59 p.m.

    I like reading manuals... I remember reading through Tekken move lists and actually trying them out with friends so I can get the best hitting combos... No harm having this though...
  • therawski - August 23, 2011 4 p.m.

    Oh Mai Gosh!
  • 5DollarFootlong - August 22, 2011 9:53 p.m.

    really curious about this one. hopefully the netcode will be decent.
  • quincytheodore - August 22, 2011 9:49 p.m.

    What am I doing here... Oh, right.. accidentally pressed Mai's link.... Btw, I think her stance is a bit low, she crouches more, or maybe I haven't played this for awhile.
  • birdro - August 22, 2011 8:51 p.m.

    Looking forward to this still, so long as features are expanded upon. I mean they probably were and I missed it but whatever. I am also deeply insulted at you asserting I don't read manuals. I was actually really sad that Insect Armageddon didn't come with one, though I'm not sure what kind of information it could even contain.
  • taokaka - August 23, 2011 3:01 a.m.

    Insect Armageddon did come with a manual but all it had was control layout.
  • robertpopovic - August 23, 2011 11:11 a.m.

    I'm one of a dying breed of folks that still likes to read through the manuals for the backstory and any other treats they might've put it, like combo&story lists in fighting games, extra tidbits in shooters (Doom 3 had fun info!). Unfortunately these days it's just info on how to fire up the game ("it puts the disc in the tray or it gets with the hose"...wait, what?) and the controls :(
  • taokaka - August 24, 2011 1:10 a.m.

    I absolutely loved the manuals from the tekken games and other game manuals with character bios.
  • CongratulagentAgentTHEAgentAntista - August 22, 2011 4:58 p.m.

    Dem tits
  • F4G1TR0N - August 22, 2011 4:44 p.m.

    Fuuhh if those are sprites those are the best looking animated ones I have seen in awhile! Jeeez!

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