UGO writes: "A challenger approaches! Only a day after my hands-on with Street Fighter 4, I have found a new fighter to love. I may be a fickle man, but King of Fighters XII is too pretty and too eager to please my lust for 2D gaming to pass up because of a silly fling with Capcom's blockbuster brawler.
Any naysayer need gander no further than KoFXII's high-def hand-drawn look. I had a chance to demo two environments, one in a Japanese market and the other in a Christmas-like festival. They both oozed life. Pandas and chubby men filled the market, while warm, colorful lights and puffy coated villagers watched on in the festival."