The King of Fighters XIII 

Illustration Guide

by Sinalefa

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Table of Contents
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1.Introduction
2.Version History
3.How to get each image
4.Ending movies
5.Credits

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1.Introduction
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Hello, and welcome to my first guide. 

I decided to create this FAQ after unlocking the easier to get illustrations 
and finding an 18 images gap on the gallery. I tried to look for answers in the
Answers section of Gamefaqs, but I could only find the question without any 
answer.

Digging further via Google, I found a topic reply in the Gamefaqs forums by 
user Dazmund where he details the sixteen hidden or special teams, plus the two
extra images, linked to the two unlockable characters: Billy Kane and Saiki. 

I was amazed that this information is not in the Answers section (as there is 
both a question about the hidden teams and another one about unlocking the 
Gallery Illustrations), so I decided to take a little time to compile 
everything here. I will also be dealing with the ending movies and the 
Invitation image that you can find on the third page of the game's Gallery.

The music is already unlocked as far as I know, so I won't dwell on that. I 
included the methods for unlocking the hidden characters and the final boss for
the sake of completion. 

I have the PlayStation 3 version of the game, but it should work for Xbox 360 
users as well. 

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2.Version History
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Version 1.00, July 2012. All images given. Hopefully this will be the first and 
only edition, but you never know.

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3.How to get each image
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The first batch of images is pretty easy to get. You just need to play at 
least one fight in Arcade or Versus with every character, including the hidden 
ones. The images are as follows:


Elisabeth, Duo Lon, Shen
Kyo, Benimaru, Daimon
Iori, Mature, Vice
Terry, Andy, Joe
Athena, Kensou, Chin
Kim, Hwa Jai, Raiden
Ryo, Robert, Takuma
Ralf, Clark, Leona
Ash Crimson
Mai, King, Yuri
K', Kula, Maxima
Billy Kane
Saiki
True Saiki
Dark Ash


For the second batch of images, you need to win at least one fight with the 
character in question. The order of the images is the same as before. 

In order to get the images for True Saiki and Dark Ash, just play Arcade Mode 
and make sure you fight them and beat them. 

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How to fight True Saiki
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To fight True Saiki, just earn at least 2,500,000 points total after beating 
the sixth team. If you beat him, you will get to fight against Dark Ash. 

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How to unlock Billy Kane and Saiki
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The hidden characters are unlocked by performing Target Actions. Those are 
the special instructions that appear below the energy bar (i.e.: Perform Three 
Jumps) during the fights. They will be then fought after the third team.

To unlock Billy Kane, you need to perform at least 2 target actions per fight.

And to unlock Saiki, you need to perform at least 5 of them in every fight. 

Beating the characters will allow you to select them in any mode except Story.
Please note that you can unlock only one of them per playthrough.  

I know there is a hidden character in this game that you have to buy as DLC,
Iori with the Power of the Flames. Since I haven't bought him, I do not know
much about him, but from what I have read, he also has images in the gallery,
that should be gotten using the same methods for other fighters. I ignore if
he has an ending or at least a special picture at the end. Any help on this
will be greatly appreciated and credited to the first person who submits it. 

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Getting the Hidden Images
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If you want the third batch of images, you need to beat the game with the 
Special or Hidden Teams. 

There are sixteen of them, and you will see the image after beating Dark Ash 
and watching the credits. 

There are also two more images, one for defeating Dark Ash with Saiki and one
for doing so with Billy Kane. Remember that it is not enough to have the
character in your team, he must actually beat the final boss for the image 
to be granted. The hidden images are as follows:


Ash, K', Kyo
Athena, Yuri, Kula
King, Chin, Hwa Jai
Benimaru, Robert, Andy
Mai, Elisabeth, King
Daimon, Raiden, Maxima
Ash, Duo Lon, Shen
Raiden, Clark, Daimon
Leona, Vice, Mature
Kim, Kyo, Kensou
Ryo, Kyo, Terry
Benimaru, Leona, Iori
Kula, Yuri, Ash
Ash, Chin, K'
Billy, Raiden, Hwa Jai (here have either Raiden or Hwa Jai beat Dark Ash)
Kyo, Iori, Takuma
Billy Kane (after beating Dark Ash)
Saiki (after beating Dark Ash)


In order to unlock the fourth and final batch, you will have to beat the Story 
Mode (not the Arcade Mode) with each of the normal or predetermined teams. 
Again, make sure you fight against the final boss. So you would be getting 
these illustrations:


Elisabeth Team
Japan Team
Yagami Team
Fatal Fury Team
Psycho Soldier Team
Kim Team
Art of Fighting Team
Ikari Warriors Team
Women Team
K' Team


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The Invitation Image
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This image, located on the third page of the gallery, will be locked from the 
start. To unlock it you need to earn Trophies (on PS3) or Achievements 
(on XBOX360) to uncover the image little by little. 

If you notice, there is a completion percentage at the bottom. For every 3 
trophies you win, you will unlock a 10% of the image, so you get a 3% for the 
first and second trophy, and a 4% for the third one, and so on. This means that
you need a total of 30 trophies to get the whole picture revealed. It seems
that any 30 trophies will do, so work on the ones easier for you. 

When you achieve the 30th trophy and you get the 100% of the image, you will
be able to see it up close, as any other image. This one is a blast as it has 
tons of new and old KOF combatants portrayed in Chibi (super deformed) style.

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4.Ending Movies
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Here you only need to beat the game in Arcade Mode with each of the 
predetermined Teams. Same deal here, you need to beat Dark Ash to receive the 
"good ending" for each team. This will also unlock the rest of the movies, that
are used to tell the story throughout the Arcade Mode.

After that, just beat the game with any edited team to get the Edit Team ending
and once more with Ash to get his ending. Just get any edited team, select Ash 
as one of its members, and make sure he is the one defeating Dark Ash. 

You should receive the Bad Ending after beating the game once, or if you do not
do good enough to fight against True Saiki. 

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5.Credits
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SNK Playmore, for making this game and for coming back after SNK's demise. You 
guys and gals deserve better than to disappear.

Dazmund for posting the complete list of hidden teams. That post of yours gave
me the idea to create this FAQ. So I owe you an awful lot. Thanks!

John "Puar" Nguyen for his very useful FAQ for getting all the Story Mode 
cutscenes. That helped me to get the "Do you understand now?" trophy. The FAQ 
can be found on Gamefaqs. 

CjayC for his legendary website www.gamefaqs.com, the only website where this 
FAQ may be published. 

SBAllen for continuing the great job made by CjayC. Keep it up!

Lead_Tester for his information about fighting True Saiki.

SpiralSage for his method to unlock the hidden characters. 

And you the reader, for taking the time to make this guide useful. 
 

If you need to reach me, my email is americomic@yahoo.com. Any feedback or 
contribution (by that I mean information, not money) will be greatly 
appreciated and credited if it applies. Thanks for reading. 

As usual with FAQs, you may use this guide for personal use only and in its 
complete form. If you need to take something from it, please be sure to give 
due credit. As of this writing, only www.gamefaqs.com may host this guide.

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Copyright 2012 Gregorio Diaz 
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