The transition to new, higher-definition 2D sprites in The King of Fighters XII didn't just happen overnight. SNK Playmore illustrates why that process has taken so long with its animation showcase, "2D Dot Gallery."
Five of The King of Fighters XII's characters get the showcase treatment, letting fans peruse each frame of three animation sequences, just so you can see how much work does into designing an uppercut in two dimensions. They also offer a clear, pixel level detail of two of the game's stages, so you can see every single chubby French woman without the distraction of fisticuffs.
SNK also offers a brief look at how it progressed from old-school Neo Geo era The King of Fighters graphics to where we are now.
2D Dot Graphics Gallery [SNK Playmore]