Ryan King from OXM writes:
"The revival continues. With SFIV reminding us how satisfying it is to smack someone with a fierce shoryuken and shout "CHEAP!" in frustration, King of Fighters XII couldn't have timed its arrival any better.
It's a sexy combination of lush 2D graphics and old-skool 2D gameplay, and it's riding Street Fighter's wave of fighting game nostalgia towards greater glories and mainstream success.
At least, that's the plan. The main thing that jumps out are the jazzed-up visuals, pinging with vibrant life and candy colours. Every character has been redrawn, so some of them now look very... different."