At the end of last year, we reported that Atlus had released a patch
for their title The King of Fighters XIII
. Today, Atlus have announced yet another patch for the fighting game.
The new patch is meant to address the following issues which were said to negatively impact the online gaming experience:
Ranked Match Filtering: One of the most requested additions, players may now set conditions for their opponent's connection. When a player who doesn't meet the standby conditions tries to enter the Ranked match, a warning message will be displayed and the match cancelled.
Improved Filtering: Filtering functionality in general has seen dramatic improvements. Previously, certain connection data was not filtered sufficiently and the player had a chance of connecting to opponents with poor connection quality. Now, more aggressive filtering should ensure that players are only matched with opponents who meet their filter settings.
Improved Connection Antenna: The computation behind the players' connection antenna, the meter indicating the quality of a player's connection, has been improved, resulting in a more accurate and consistent measurement.
Temporarily Saved Custom Match Settings: Players may continue searching for opponents with the same settings as long as the player remains in the PLAYER MATCH/RANKED MATCH menu.
Character-specific Bug Fixes: "NESTS-Style" Kyo and Iori with the Power of Flames no longer become unresponsive under certain circumstances.
Additional refinements, fixes, and more!
The Press Release from Atlus also announced a price reduction of $10 in the North American region, bringing the price down to $39.99 for a limited period. The price reduction is a double celebration - firstly for the release of the new update and secondly in recognition of the title being selected for as one of the games to be played in the Evo Championship Series being held in Las Vegas in July on\f this year.
In the final piece of news, those players registering to play KoF XIII
in the Evo Championships will receive a very limited edition T-shirt featuring Mai Shiranui and the Evo Championship Series logo. Atlus assures us that such a shirt is destined to become an ultra-rare collectors item.
To visit our official KoF XIII
page featuring our previous coverage, forum entries, and achievements, follow this link