In a surprise move, Atlus has announced this morning that they are bringing SNK Playmore's The King of Fighters XIII to North America. The publisher previously worked with SNK Playmore last year when they brought over Metal Slug XX on the Sony PSP. Atlus had this to say about their new partnership:
"We are excited to work with ATLUS to bring THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII to North America," stated Ryo Mizufune, President of SNK PLAYMORE. "Fans have waited patiently for an HD iteration in the series that could live up to the proud tradition of classics like KOF '98. We view KOF XIII as an opportunity to deliver a high definition KOF game that meets and exceeds fan expectations. We have worked very hard to listen to all of their concerns and suggestions, to incorporate all of their feedback and ideas, and we hope that XIII becomes one of their favorite games in the series."
Atlus currently has The King of Fighters XIII pegged for a Holiday 2011 release on the PS3 and Xbox 360. Fans can check out the game's official website or check out the screens below.