Game News EVO 2022: New Fatal Fury announced at world’s biggest fighting game tournament
In 1991, Street Fighter 2 caused a sensation in arcades and the competition then began to consider different scenarios to come and rub shoulders with the Capcom phenomenon. While SEGA bets on 3D and Virtua Fighter (which will subsequently give rise to the Tekken series at Namco), SNK opts for 2D which it masters and imagines Fatal Fury. His particuliarity ? A fighting game that allows you to compete on two different planes with a fairly advanced dodging system and a fast pace. The saga then developed and we learn that a new episode is in preparation!
A standing ovation for an unexpected announcement
30 seconds. It only took 30 seconds (or even less) to trigger the audience’s ovation. This weekend, during the EVO (Evolution Championship Series), the world’s largest event revolving around fighting games, SNK took the opportunity to unveil a short teaser announcing the future arrival of a new Fatal Fury. Known as Garo Densetsu in Japan, the saga will thus welcome a new episode and the video may suggest a sequel to Garou: Mark of the Wolves, a cult title in the saga. Good after, you will agree, not easy to draw conclusions with a simple illustration.
Fans on the lookout
Zooming in on the video, fans noticed a detail that is far from trivial. There is an effect the name of Aki Senno (pseudonym: Tonko) which appears and the independent artist is known to have worked, from time to time, on flagship series of SNK like The Last Blade, The King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown or Metal Slug. And of all the games he’s worked on, Garou: Mark of the Wolves is probably the most iconic in his career. So many elements that give fans a glimpse of real hope. as to the quality of the final title. Anyway, the return of Fatal Fury is an event because it has been more than twenty years since the license has had a canonical episode.