The King of Fighters XII’s Official Website (now only in Japanese) can be found here.
Besides confirming the 20 characters (mentioned on our previous post), there are also details on three new features in gameplay system, which includes the Critical Counter, Double Crush and Guard Attack systems.
I can’t read Japanese so could only roughly guess how the systems work.
For Critical Counter, this was already mentioned in our previous post.
For Double Crush, when both players execute their strong attacks, special moves or DMs on each other at the same time, this may occur, stunning both players but still allow for possible counter attacks.
As for Guard Attack, it’s possible for the player to perform an attacking move immediately after he has blocked an incoming attack.
I’ll need someone who can read Japanese to help me on the exact details…