Throughout the EVO 2022 festivities over the weekend writer SNK launched a brief video asserting an all-new Fatal Fury sport, which given the period of time for the reason that final one felt each like an enormous shock but in addition one thing of an inevitability.
Right here’s the clip, which over 30 seconds manages to point out…a single piece of artwork:
Right here’s an even bigger, much less animated model of the piece:
So, a brand new Fatal Fury/Garou sport, which implies that is both a successor or direct sequel (it’s onerous to inform from a single piece of artwork!) to 1999’s Garou: Mark of the Wolves, which was an enormous departure for the collection on the time because it launched an entire vary of recent characters and redesigned Terry Bogard, the one present one to return.
Unbelievably, Garou was the final major Fatal Fury sport launched, which implies it has been over 20 years since we final noticed Terry and firm within the limelight of their personal collection (Fatal Fury characters have, after all, been showing in numerous different video games, from Tremendous Smash Bros. to the courting sport King of Fighters for Women).
What this sport would possibly appear like is anybody’s guess, since this announcement—primarily based round a single picture, and with out every other accompanying info—is about as temporary as you’re each going to get from a significant writer, and suggests this sport is years away from launch.
One piece of reports discovered on the picture itself, although, and helpfully zoomed in on through the trailer, was the signature of Aki Senno, aka Tonko, who has labored on-and-off with SNK for 25 years years, having been an artist on the Final Blade, King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown and Steel Slug collection.
She’s maybe finest recognized, although, for her work on the unique Garou—launched in 1999 in arcades however once more in 2000 on Neo Geo and 2001 on the Dreamcast—so getting her again onboard for this sport is a pleasant deal with for long-time SNK combating sport followers.