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King of Fighters 12, The / The King of Fighters XII
Produced by SNK
Release History
Arcade
Worldwide
4/10/2009
Xbox 360
Worldwide
7/16/2009
Playstation 3
Worldwide
7/16/2009

Fighter Select
Andy Bogard
Arcade
Ash Crimson
Arcade
Athena Asamiya
Arcade
Benimaru Nikaido
Arcade
Chin Gentsai
Arcade
Clark Steel / Clark Still
Arcade
Duo Lon
Arcade
Elisabeth Blanctorche
Playstation 3
Goro Daimon
Arcade
Iori Yagami
Arcade
Joe Higashi
Arcade
Kensou
Arcade
Kim Kaphwan
Arcade
Kyo Kusanagi
Arcade
Leona Heidern
Arcade
Mature
Playstation 3
Raiden
Arcade
Ralf Jones
Arcade
Robert Garcia
Arcade
Ryo Sakazaki
Arcade
Shen Woo
Arcade
Terry Bogard
Arcade

Gameplay
Ash Crimson
Special Moves

Genee / Genie
qcb+abtn/bbtn/cbtn/dbtn
Ash blows a kiss, causing a stationary green flame to appear. The flame will shortly detonate.

Nivose
c.downup+anykick
Ash performs a flaming somersault kick.

Ventose
c.backwardforward+anypunch
Ash throws a green fireball
Leona Heidern

Earring Bomb / Earring Bakudan
qcb+anykick
Leona removes an explosive earring and tosses it at her foes
Shen Woo
Command Moves

Fusen Kyaku
forward+bbtn
Shen kicks by thrusting his foot forward.
Special Moves

Fukuko Geki / Pouncing Tiger Pummel
qcb+abtn
Shen Woo strikes downward with a hammerblow.

Gekiken / Furious Fist
qcf+anypunch
Shen Woo winds up for a wild punch that causes him to spin around from the momentum.

Fun Facts
Reduced Roster
According to some leftover data on the home version discs, The King of Fighters XII originally would have had Mai, Yuri, King, Vice, Takuma, Hwa Jai, "Billy", a "Dark" Ash, and a KoF '98 version of Iori, as well as a boss of unknown identity. KoF XII was well-known to have been rushed through development, so these characters all obviously got the axe due to budget and time constraints. Further supporting this is the fact that all of these characters made it info KoF XIII eventually (counting the home version).
Stealth Cameo
Jin Fu-Ha appears in what passes for "Story" scenes in the Time Trial/Arcade Mode of The King of Fighters XII. Apparently a consultant for the Satella News Network, he's just chillin' at the newsdesk with his shirt off.

Credits
Worldwide
Announcer
Announcers in fighting games normally call out the character names, rounds, winners, and sometimes color commentary.
Harumi Ikoma
Voice Actor

Haruna Ikezawa as Athena Asamiya
Eiji Yano as Kensou
Japan
Voice Actor

Keiichi Nanba as Andy Bogard
Sōnosuke Nagashiro as Ash Crimson
Monster Maezuka as Benimaru Nikaido
Yoshinori Shima as Clark Steel
Masaki Usui as Goro Daimon
Kunihiko Yasui as Iori Yagami
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Joe Higashi
Kazuhiko Nagata as Kim Kaphwan
Masahiro Nonaka as Kyo Kusanagi
Masae Yumi as Leona Heidern
Daisuke Gōri as Raiden
Bunshu Shinoya as Ralf Jones
Kay Inage as Robert Garcia
Masayoshi Kozaki as Ryo Sakazaki
Kōji Suidzu as Shen Woo
Satoshi Hashimoto as Terry Bogard
United States
Voice Actor

Jeff Manning as Andy Bogard
Eric Kelso as Benimaru Nikaido
Eric Kelso as Clark Steel
Greg Irwin as Joe Higashi
Rachel Walzer as Leona Heidern
Jeff Manning as Ralf Jones
Greg Irwin as Robert Garcia
Jeff Manning as Shen Woo