Coopa and myself had a chance to talk with SNK Playmore's Director of US Relations, Shinya Morishita. Kennyon helped us out a bit by translating the questions and answers back and forth, so big shout outs to him. A few of the questions seemed to get lost in translation, but there is some good info in this interview for sure.
First off, we asked him when King of Fighters XIII is coming out for consoles and he responds that it's coming in 2011 for sure, but didn't give a specific date. He also mentions they are planning a lot of events around the console release too, so something to look forward to.
I also asked him how the game and their other franchises are doing worldwide considering that sometime back, before KOFXIII hit arcades, SNK Playmore mentioned that if the game does not do well it could be their last. Though the question caught Mr. Morishita off guard, he mentioned that they are bringing back a lot of their older franchises to boost brand awareness and over all things are going good, so nothing to worry about there.
With the venue being so loud and us not having proper mics and what not (please donate so we can get better gear!), some of this audio is hard to make out, so if you have any questions about this interview post up in the comments and let us know!