GameGuru writes: "The latest installment in the King of Fighters series is dubbed The King of Fighters XII. The game has stunning 2D sprites and rich vibrant backgrounds. And as a result of time spent on these sprites and game art, the game features only 20 playable characters. This is the least number of such characters in any game from the King of Fighter series. The King of Fighters XII was released for the arcades in Japan sometime in April 2009 and will be coming to home consoles this month."