IGN posted some details they received from an unnamed Japanese retailer about the home release of King of Fighters XII. Most of the details have been rumored for quite some time or just simply assumed to be included in the game anyway.
Here are the most relevant points:
- 22 Total characters, two which are hidden (Probably Mai and K')
- Network play to include lobbies and spectating!
I'm very happy to hear about the lobbies aspect of KOFXII in that it should help in learning a bit more about the game by watching other players play their matches. Now we just have to see if their netcode is comparable to GGPOs.
Also, Arcade Infinity posted some HD KOFXII videos to their YouTube channel showcasing some solid combos and the critical counter system.
Thanks to CYBERFANATIX.com for the heads up on this one.