[ Game Title ]   King of Fighters XIII
                  Story Mode Scenes FAQ
 [ Revision # ]   v1.1 (December 12, 2011)
 [ System ]       Xbox 360 / Playstation 3
 [ Author ]       John "Puar" Nguyen [JQTNguyen@gmail.com]
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 Unpublished work Copyright 2011 John Nguyen

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 TABLE OF CONTENTS
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 1. OVERVIEW ---------------------------------------------------- [OVER]
 2. HOW SCENES ARE DETERMINED ----------------------------------- [HOW2]
 3. PATHS ------------------------------------------------------- [PATH]
     - PATH 1: MAIN BRANCH -------------------------------------- [PTH1]
     - PATH 2: ADELHEID AND ROSE -------------------------------- [PTH2]
     - PATH 3: HEIDERN AND HIS AGENTS --------------------------- [PTH3]
     - PATH 4: BAD ENDING --------------------------------------- [PTH4]
 4. SCENES ------------------------------------------------------ [SCEN]
 5. RESUMING FROM THE CHAPTER MENU ------------------------------ [CHAP]
 6. OPTIMAL PATHING --------------------------------------------- [OPTI]
 7. SPECIAL THANKS ---------------------------------------------- [KTHX] 
 8. REVISION HISTORY -------------------------------------------- [HIST] 

 For easier navigation through this FAQ, I've implemented anchor points. 
 If you need to skip to a specific part, then refer to the Table of 
 Contents and note the special anchor by each section. For example, 
 if I wanted to jump to the Scenes section, I would search for [SCEN].

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 1. OVERVIEW ---------------------------------------------------- [OVER]
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 This FAQ covers the console versions of the King of Fighters XIII and 
 how to acquire each of the scenes in the Story Mode.

 In order to acquire all scenes, you will need to complete four separate 
 story paths, lose to the boss once, view three team specific cut 
 scenes, and view the credits after the previous objectives have been 
 completed. For the quickest way to accomplish this, please refer to the 
 Optimal Pathing [OPTI] section.

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 2. HOW SCENES ARE DETERMINED ----------------------------------- [HOW2]
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 In general, scenes are determined by the choices made when prompted by 
 the game and are NOT affected by any other factors (e.g.: difficulty, 
 target actions, perfect victories, super special move finishes, etc.). 

 The team you select in Story Mode will not affect your path or ending. 
 Although the team you select will affect whether or not you are able to 
 view Scenes 9-11 during your playthrough, these scenes are easily 
 obtained afterward through replaying Scene 8.

 In other words, if you are having trouble beating Story Mode, you can 
 select your best team and set the game difficulty to Very Easy.

 The choices that determine your path are:

 - During Scene 5

   1) The KOF Teams
   2) The Giant Airship Sky Noah
   3) The Aircraft Carrier Trautman

 - During Scene 8

   1) The Start of the Tournament
   2) Inside the Stadium
   3) Outside the Stadium (this option only appears when The Aircraft 
      Carrier Trautman is selected)

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 3. PATHS ------------------------------------------------------- [PATH]
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 In general, there are four paths to completing story mode, with the 
 path you follow determined by the combination of choices you make 
 during Scenes 5 and 8. These paths and all the possible combination of
 choices to select them are listed below, with the recommended choices 
 to minimize unnecessary gameplay listed first.

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 PATH 1: MAIN BRANCH -------------------------------------------- [PTH1]
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 Arguably, the main story mode branch that most resembles the Arcade 
 Mode story and follows the exploits of Ash Crimson the closest.

 Consists of...

 - 1 (Optional) Spar (1 vs. 1)
 - 2-3 Team Battles (3 vs. 3)
 - 2 Boss Battles (3 vs. 1)

 Choices...

 (During Scene 5)			(During Scene 8)
  1) The KOF Teams			 2) Inside the Stadium
  1) The KOF Teams			 1) The Start of the Tournament
  1) The Giant Airship Sky Noah	  	 1) The Start of the Tournament
  1) The Aircraft Carrier Trautman	 1) The Start of the Tournament

 It is recommended that you select "The KOF Teams" and "Inside the 
 Stadium" for this path.

 Selecting "The Start of the Tournament" will always result in this 
 path, regardless of the first choice. However, because "The Start of 
 the  Tournament" results in an extra team battle and skips over scenes, 
 it is not recommended that you select this choice.

 (Note: If you are missing Scenes 9-11, you can skip directly to Scene 8 
  and select "Inside the Stadium" to view your team's cutscene.)

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 PATH 2: ADELHEID AND ROSE -------------------------------------- [PTH2]
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 The branch that follows the story of Adelheid and Rose Bernstein.

 Consists of...

 - 2 Team Battles (3 vs. 3)
 - 2 Boss Battles (3 vs. 1)

 Choices...

 (During Scene 5)			(During Scene 8)
  2) The Giant Airship Sky Noah	  	 2) Inside the Stadium

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 PATH 3: HEIDERN AND HIS AGENTS --------------------------------- [PTH3]
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 The branch that follows the story of Heidern and his agents.

 Consists of...

 - 2 Team Battles (3 vs. 3)
 - 2 Boss Battles (3 vs. 1)

 Choices...

 (During Scene 5)			(During Scene 8)
  3) The Aircraft Carrier Trautman	 2) Inside the Stadium

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 PATH 4: BAD ENDING --------------------------------------------- [PTH4]
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 The branch that is the equivalent of Arcade Mode's bad ending.

 Consists of...

 - 2 Team Battles (3 vs. 3)
 
 Choices...

 (During Scene 5)			(During Scene 8)
  3) The Aircraft Carrier Trautman	 3) Outside the Stadium

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 4. SCENES ------------------------------------------------------ [SCEN]
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 Below is list of all scenes and the paths in which they appear, 
 with notes on how to quickly acquire them from the chapter menu for 
 commonly missing scenes.

  Scene 1	All Paths
  Scene 2	All Paths
  Scene 3	All Paths
  Scene 4	All Paths
  Scene 5	All Paths
  Scene 6	Path 2
  Scene 7	Path 3 or 4
  Scene 8	All Paths
  Scene 9	Path 1 w/ Elisabeth, Ikari Warriors, or K' Team.
		(Pick Scene 8, select "Inside the Stadium," and pick
		 one of the teams matching the description above.)
  Scene 10	Path 1 w/ Japan or Yagami Team.
		(Pick Scene 8, select "Inside the Stadium," and pick
		 one of the teams matching the description above.)
  Scene 11	Path 1 w/ Any team not mentioned above.
		(Pick Scene 8, select "Inside the Stadium," and pick
		 one of the teams matching the description above.)
  Scene 12	Path 1
  Scene 13	Path 2 or 3
  Scene 14	Path 4
  Scene 15	All Paths
  Scene 16	Path 1
  Scene 17	Path 1
  Scene 18	Path 2
  Scene 19	Path 1
  Scene 20	Path 3
  Scene 21	Path 4
  Scene 22	Path 1
  Scene 23	Path 3
  Scene 24	Path 1-3
  Scene 25	Path 1-3
  Scene 26	Path 1-3
  Scene 27	Path 1-3
  Scene 28	Path 2
  Scene 29	Path 1-3
  Scene 30	View the credits when Story Mode completion is at 97%.
		(Pick Scene 29 after all other scenes are acquired.)
  Scene 31	Path 4
  Scene 32	Lose to Saiki or Ash

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 5. RESUMING FROM THE CHAPTER MENU ------------------------------ [CHAP]
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 Unfortunately, resuming Story Mode from the chapter menu will not 
 retain the path that you were previously on. Below is a chart that 
 shows which scenes, when selected from the chapter menu, will result in 
 which ending you will receive. Scenes 26-32 are the endings themselves, 
 and therefore do not have any path notations.

  Scene 1-5	Free (You are still able to determine your path/ending.)
  Scene 6-11	Path 1 Ending
  Scene 12-21	Path 4 Ending
  Scene 22-25	Path 1 Ending
  Scene 26-29	Good Endings (Use to view credits and obtain Scene 30.)
  Scene 30	Epilogue
  Scene 31-32	Bad Endings

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 6. OPTIMAL PATHING --------------------------------------------- [OPTI]
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 It will take a minimum of four (mostly) full playthroughs and resuming 
 from the chapter menu three times to acquire all scenes. In order to 
 achieve this in the fewest number of rounds played possible, it is 
 recommended that you do the following:

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 PLAYTHROUGH 1 ---------------------------------------------------------
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 Begin a normal playthrough, then make the following choices:

 (During Scene 5)			(During Scene 8)
  1) The KOF Teams			 2) Inside the Stadium

 New Scenes: 1-5, 8, 12, 15-17, 19, 22, 24-27, 29, and 9 or 10 or 11.

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 PLAYTHROUGH 2 ---------------------------------------------------------
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 Pick Scene 5 from the chapter menu, then make the following choices:

 (During Scene 5)			(During Scene 8)
  2) The Giant Airship Sky Noah	  	 2) Inside the Stadium

 New Scenes: 6, 13, 18, 28.

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 PLAYTHROUGH 3 ---------------------------------------------------------
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 Pick Scene 5 from the chapter menu, then make the following choices:

 (During Scene 5)			(During Scene 8)
  3) The Aircraft Carrier Trautman	 2) Inside the Stadium

 New Scenes: 7, 20, 23.

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 PLAYTHROUGH 4 ---------------------------------------------------------
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 Pick Scene 5 from the chapter menu, then make the following choices:

 (During Scene 5)			(During Scene 8)
  3) The Aircraft Carrier Trautman	 3) Outside the Stadium

 New Scenes: 14, 21, 31.

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 CLEAN UP --------------------------------------------------------------
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 Pick any Scene between 22-25 from the chapter menu, then lose.

 New Scenes: 32

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 Pick Scene 8 from the chapter menu, select "Inside the Stadium," and 
 choose either the Elisabeth, Ikari Warriors, or K' Team. After the 
 cutscene plays and the next cutscene with Ash comes up, press the Start 
 button, and select "Chapter Menu."

 New Scenes: 9

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 Pick Scene 8 from the chapter menu, select "Inside the Stadium," and 
 choose either the Japan or Yagami Team. After the cutscene plays and 
 the next cutscene with Ash comes up, press the Start button, and 
 select "Chapter Menu."

 New Scenes: 10

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 Pick Scene 8 from the chapter menu, select "Inside the Stadium," and 
 choose either the Fatal Fury, Psycho Soldiers, Kim, Art of Fighting, 
 or Women Fighters Team. After the cutscene plays and the next cutscene 
 with Ash comes up, press the Start button, and select "Chapter Menu."

 New Scenes: 11

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 Pick Scene 29.

 New Scenes: 30.

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 7. SPECIAL THANKS ---------------------------------------------- [KTHX] 
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 This FAQ probably would've never happened without the following peeps.

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 MY WIFE ---------------------------------------------------------------
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 For allowing me to play ridiculous amounts of video games even though 
 she doesn't understood how I can obsess over them so much.

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 YASAKANI IORI ---------------------------------------------------------
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 For all the arcades you took me to, all the tournaments we tried to 
 put together, and all the times you thoroughly beat my ass in KOF.

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 GUNSMITH AND OROCHINAGI.COM -------------------------- [orochinagi.com]
 HENRY MORIARITY AND THE MADMAN'S CAFE -------------------- [mmcafe.com]
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 For keeping their websites around and the KOF community alive.

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 ATLUS CO. ------------------------------------------------- [atlus.com]
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 For publishing this game stateside.

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 SNK PLAYMORE CORP. ------------- [snkplaymoreusa.com/snkplaymore.co.jp]
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 For making this game in the first place.

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 8. REVISION HISTORY -------------------------------------------- [HIST] 
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 VERSION 1.1  (December 12, 2011)
  - Corrected Playthrough 4 details for Optimal Pathing.

 VERSION 1.0  (November 27, 2011)
  - Initial release.

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 Unpublished work Copyright 2011 John Nguyen