courtesy of MMCafe and Gamefaqs KOF 11 board…
Translated and summarized by Iggy from MMCafe.
His opinion of KOF MI is near the one some people expressed on this very board recently “it’s just for fun. It’s supposed to be a fun game”. Even if the game can be played online, they focused on the 1P expericence so the lonely player would have tons of things to do.
KOF MI is definitely set in a different universe than the regular KOF Series. This means nearly all the characters can appear, even those dead in the regular KOF series (like the Orochis, for example)
KOF MI3 is scheduled for the PS3. He already has some ideas for it, and for eventual sequels should the game sell well.
KOF Another Day was an experiment and an advertisement to MI2 and KOF XI. It’s not cannon, and it doesn’t mean the two universes are close, nor that Ash will appear in MI nor Alba in XII.
They have no plans right now to make another anime.
The US name change MI => KOF 2006 has been made to reflect the different market, like Ryk=>AoF or Gar => Fatal Fury. The decision has not been taken by Falcoon, and he doesn’t seem to appreciate it much, nor does he seem to really care.
MS6 is the last MS on Atomiswave.
They don’t plan to make a real fighter on PSP nor DS. The studies show many players use their PSP at home, so there is no use to make a game on PSP if they can play one on PS2.
The name “KOF XII” is not definitive, but the game is definitely being worked on, as Nona’s presence the other day implyed.
Interesting discussion about Alfred’s position in the Gar universe.
No more DJ Station, but they would like to continue with the CD dramas.
The reason most voices in Ken Samu were changed was because the format was too old to sound good on AW.
THERE WON’T BE A SEQUEL TO LAST BLADE.
They would like to port the HNG64 games on current generation system, but they can’t because… They don’t have any data anymore. It has disappeared. They would need to buy a board and games to begin with. But they would like it, even though they know thet would sell very little
They don’t want to ditch 2D yet. They think 2D fighting game are still interesting. They also talk about a possible collaboration with Arc system. They would like to, even though it appears quite difficult to do.
They say if the 2D genre was to disappear, they want to be the last maker to make 2D games