I’m a huge fan of KOF and love everything about the series, ever since it’s first incarnations my brother and I played extensively. KOF has a huge following and always manages to fly under the radar to the SF masses and casual gamers. But now I have noticed with KOF 12 there has been no official announcement for fan favorite Mai, just some Nona artwork and speculation for DLC. I can’t help but wonder if this exclusion is pre-meditated? There is no doubt with the rating system being applied to each new title that SNK/Playmore may be attempting to dodge an adult rating bullet.
Much of the female roster in KOF XII seems to have a much more conservative look this time around. Characters like Elizabeth Blanctorche, now has her bosom covered up by a jacket and Matures long sleek stockings have been replaced with dress pants etc.
Was this change in character design intentional so they could achieve a teen rating or was it simply a change in mindset of how SNK would portray their females?
What ever the case may be I welcome the change, but do you think the rumours of Mai being a DLC could do with the fact that her character design might be a tad to Racy for the teen demographic? Does this mean SNK’s solution to avoid a more adult rating is to have this character as a DLC?
Or perhaps they simply just did not have enough time to add Mai & K’ to their full potential to meet a console release date?
Fan boy service or not, I could care less what Mai is wearing it would just be awesome to see her in this game.
What do you guys think?