April is the month that King Of Fighters XII finally arrives and with that there are a couple of things that are worth mentioning.
First remember to check out the official Japanese website for the game for any updates. I know that we have mentioned the site before but the nice thing about these official sites is they start out as teasers and slowly build up from there so if you need a KOF12 fix then that is one place guaranteed to have screens of the game and more.
Second, would you like to have your own KOF12 arcade machine? I sure would and if you are good at fighters and particularly fighters in the vein of KOF, then you have a chance to win one. Evo and Iginition are teaming up to bring the first KOF12 tournament to the US. The grand prize is the aforementioned KOF12 arcade machine and the tournament will be held as a stand-alone event, separate from Evolution that is taking place in July. The KOF12 tourney will take place at 12PM on May 30th at Element in Hollywood, CA. They will hold a 128-man single elimination tournament which you can sign up for here. They also note that the Tilt in Portland, Ore. has a KOF12 machine – I am not sure if any other locations in the US do at this time. More info on this great KOF12 tourney can be found here.