The King of Fighters XIII

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New Player Introduction

Welcome to The King of Fighters XIII. This is's Hyper Guide, a constantly evolving bible for all things KOFXIII. The goal here is to integrate text and video to give you everything you need to succeed in KOFXIII. Players will find this fast and punishing game difficult to put down, but we recommend doing so once in a while to study the Hyper Guide!

Know Your Fundamentals!

To get you off to a running start, we've prepared a set of video overviews to the fundamental game systems in The King of Fighters XIII. If you're a new player you definitely want to check these out. For veteran players, these videos will quickly show you how KOFXIII is different from previous iterations in the series. If you watch closely you'll see some advanced tricks in here too.

Video Introduction to The King of Fighters XIII


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Throughout the guide there will be a lot of jargon thrown around and, unless you know what these terms are referring to, it might be difficult to understand some of the more complex lingo and slang used. For example, what is Hit Stun and Block Stun? What do we mean when we use the word "frames?" So before we begin, please take some time to look over the glossary to familiarize yourself with some of these terms so the rest of the guide will make more sense.

Game Elements

In every Fighting Game, there are the basic, common factors that exist. Life Meters exist in just about every Fighting Game, as do Timers, for example. This section discusses these things, the factors that can affect the outcome of the battle that are not controllable by the player.

Game Systems Details

This section of the Hyper Guide will tell you just about how everything in The King of Fighters XIII works. Click on the link below to go to the Table of Contents for the Game System Details and open yourself up to the technical side of The King Of Fighters XIII and learn all the ins and outs of the game's systems, along with some "Strategy Corners" embedded into each section to learn how to apply this knowledge to your competitive game.

Combo Guide

This section of the guide will discuss the whys and whens and whats and hows of combos. If you are looking for some combos for your characters, check the individual character pages for good combos for your character. However, if you are looking for how to create combos, build combos, and techniques into how to perform combos, this is the section for you. You'll learn why things work sometimes and then don't work other times. You'll learn some interesting techniques and shortcuts to performing combos. So click on the links below to learn all you can about combos.

Fun Stuff!

Game Revisions

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