I don't think so I think Atlus is working on the localization of the game! They have a good track record with their games! I think SNK-Playmore has learn their lesson not to focus or graphics too much!
One thing I can say for sure...you are indeed a wishful thinker. But I am more so curious as to what evidence is there that they learnt their lesson, cause they delievered a hot steaming pile of shit to their loyal and hungry fans. Then when we cried out, they came and brushed a few bits of corn off the pile and told us "there..its alil better now". I would hold my tongue and let them show if their have learnt their lesson or not....but thats just me
On topic.. the-magicbox just posted (and unconfirmed) update on it too:
- UNCONFIRMED: SNK Playmore announced The King of Fighters XIII will be coming to arcade in April 2010, the game will run on the Taito Type X2 system.
I have found them to be very reliable over the years...