Press Release

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – ATLUS today announced plans to attend EVO 2011 (Las Vegas, NV) and Otakon (Baltimore, MD) with the console version of the upcoming THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII, the latest entry in the legendary fighting franchise, for PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system (PS3) and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

In addition to providing playables on both show floors to allow attendees hands-on time with the game, ATLUS also revealed a panel at EVO 2011 (Saturday, 7/30 @ 10:00am PDT) with one of the producers from the KOF XIII development team, presenting series fans with a rare opportunity to directly ask their most pressing questions. ATLUS has also committed to offer support to KOF XIII tournaments taking place at both EVO and Otakon, providing special prizes for participants.

“It is imperative to us that the KOF community’s loyalty not go unappreciated,” stated Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales at ATLUS. “We believe KOF XIII is the game they’ve been waiting for, and we want to make sure that we answer as many of their questions, satisfy as much of their curiosity, and reward as much of their dedication as possible. To that end, we’re bringing the console release of THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII to EVO 2011 and Otakon to give patient fans a chance to try the game for themselves. Moreover, we’re excited to have a key member of the development team join us for an EVO 2011 panel in which we hope we can give the community every opportunity to be heard.”

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII is scheduled to release in October for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 systems. For more info, visit

With a roster featuring over 30 hand-drawn fighters, a number of detailed stages bursting with life, over a half dozen play modes, a refined fighting engine built for speed and complete with new moves and supers, a vastly improved Online mode, and a host of other additions, tweaks, and enhancements, THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII represents a rebirth for one of gaming’s longest tenured franchises and one of the most popular fighting brands ever.

Video game publisher ATLUS has established itself as one of its industry’s most consistent, celebrated companies. With proven success across a variety of genres and platforms, including enthusiast-oriented games like the Shin Megami Tensei franchise of award-winning, fan beloved roleplaying games (including the hit Persona sub-series of games and the prestigious Nocturne) and Demon’s Souls, ATLUS provides quality critically acclaimed interactive entertainment to a wide spectrum of customers.

ATLUS has published games for every major video game console and handheld system, including the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii, DS, PSP (PlayStation Portable), and PC.

ATLUS is a brand of Index Corporation and its privately held subsidiary Index Digital Media, Inc.

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