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PSN Today: Sound Shapes, King of Fighters XIII, Hyperdimension Neptunia MK2

Sony’s PSN Play promotion continues this week with the musical platformer Sound Shapes. Described as “equal parts instrument and game,” Sound Shapes is like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Best of all, the game is available for both the PSN and Vita, and purchasing the game on one platform will net you the other for free.

Also available this week is a pair of PS3 Full Games: Hyperdimension Neptunia MK2, one of the most bizarre RPGs to ever emerge from Japan, and The King of Fighters XIII, the latest game in the long-running fighting franchise.

Hit the jump for more information on these games and head over to the PlayStation Blog for a list of this week’s new game add-ons, PlayStation Plus bonsues, and trailers. (more…)

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New Releases: WWE 12, King of Fighters XIII, Tekken Hybrid, More

As we all make preparations for the upcoming Black Friday sales, the publishers are making one final push for holiday season new releases.

This week, it’s all about the fight as WWE ’12 (PS3, Wii, Xbox 360), The King of Fighters XIII (PS3, Xbox 360), and Tekken Hybrid make their way to store shelves. Which one is tough enough to find a place on your game shelf?

This week’s batch of new releases also includes a few titles branching out on new platforms as Batman: Arkham City is now available for PC. In the handheld space, Sonic Generations and WWE All-Stars will be released for the 3DS.

Check out the full list of the rest of this week’s new releases after the break. (more…)

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King of Fighters XIII gets October release date, new trailer

Atlus has unveiled a new gameplay trailer for The King of Fighters XIII and narrowed down the game’s release date from Fall 2011 to sometime in October.

The console port of KoF XIII will add a variety of new features and modes not found in the arcade original. Atlus plans to release more details on this new content at a later date, but they did announced that Billy Kane, a fan favorite from the Fatal Fury franchise, will be a part of KoF XIII’s roster.

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Atlus bringing King of Fighters XIII to the US

Few franchises have lasted as long as SNK’s King of Fighters franchise. The series, which first debuted in 1994 and is a spinoff of the even older Fatal Fury series, has seen 12 installments with a 13th announced this year at E3. Atlus will be bringing The King of Fighters XIII across the Pacific with a PS3 and Xbox 360 release planned for this Fall.

Developer SNK is claiming that this one is for the fans and that they plan to address many of the problems players had with The King of Fighters XII:

With the triumphant return of fan favorite characters like Mai, K’, and Vice, extensive refinement of the core fighting engine based on community feedback, and vastly improved network functionality, The King of Fighters XIII represents the HD entry in the series that fans have been waiting for.

Painstaking effort has been made to address every last concern following the last entry: fights play faster; the addition of over a half dozen play modes offers variety and replayability; the game’s beautifully rendered and animated character sprites are better distinguished from the backgrounds… which happen to be richer and more detailed; the camera perspective is less restricted; fighters have more moves, including new supers and the all-new NEOMAX supers; and much, much more!

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