Fatal Fury is back, more than twenty years later

Fatal Fury is back, more than twenty years later

Fatal Fury is back

In addition to the new Tekken, EVO 2022 was the perfect stage for a decidedly unexpected announcement: we are talking about the return of Fatal Fury. The historic SNK fighting game series is preparing to return, 23 years after the last chapter of the franchise, which was launched in 1999. An absence that lasted too long, with the Japanese company (now almost entirely in the hands of the PIF fund) ready to thaw it from the state of hibernation in which it ended.

The announcement was decidedly concise: SNK did not present a gameplay video, but a short trailer that announced the start of work on the new game. “The city of legends lives on. A new destiny is hidden in the darkness. A new Fatal Fury is coming ”, reads the message accompanying the video. No other information on the matter, no other details. The teaser trailer is available immediately below and also reveals what is the only artwork of the new game.| ); }
For now there are no further details. We therefore just have to wait for any new information on the matter from SNK. The only certain thing is the return of a series that we all thought was firm and practically irrecoverable. Keep following geekinco for all the news and announcements in the pipeline from the world of video games.

SNK Announces New Fatal Fury Game

Fatal Fury is back after a 23-year hiatus.

New Fatal Fury Garou game

During EVO 2022, one of the biggest fighting games events, SNK took the stage to announce something no one saw coming. Fatal Fury is back, over 20 years after its latest installment.

In a 32-second video, SNK reveals that a new Fatal Fury / Garou game has been green-lit. And that’s pretty much all we know. The video only showcases a few images from a city at night, with some hooded figures lurking in the shadows. The video reads that “the city of legend still breathes” and that “hungry wolves [are] back on the prowl.” 

It then shows one popular character from the Fatal Fury series: Rock Howard. He first appeared in Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory but made his proper playable debut in Garou: Mark of the Wolves. This game came out in 1999 and was the last entry in the Fatal Fury series to date.

The video also reveals another interesting piece of information: Aki Senno, aka Tonko, is working on this new Fatal Fury / Garou game. This illustrator has been working on and off with SNK on Fatal Fury games. She notably worked on several entries in the King of Fighters and Metal Slug series, as well as Garou: Mark of the Wolves. She is now back to continue illustrating Rock’s adventures, even though we don’t know more about her implication in the project at this time.

As the video only shows glimpses of still images, this new Fatal Fury game won’t be likely to come out anytime soon. SNK didn’t announce any release date. All we know is that the game has been green-lit, meaning it was approved for development. If the game is now in the works, it may take years before we see the final product. In the meantime, you can play Rock Howard in The King of Fighters XV, as he is a DLC character from the Garou Team.