SNK Develops New Fatal Fury/Garou Fighting Game Title
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
SNK announced during the Evo fighting game tournament on Sunday that it is working on a new installment of its Fatal Fury fighting game series, the first in more than two decades since the last installment. The announcement video featured new art, as well as featuring Terry Bogard's theme music from Garou: Mark of the Wolves.
Fatal Fury (known as Garō Densetsu in Japan) is one of SNK's most iconic fighting game franchises, and is the origin of some of the company's most recognizable characters, including Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard, Mai Shiranui, Blue Mary, Geese Howard, and more. Fatal Fury: King of Fighters, debuted in arcades in 1991, and its latest installment, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, debuted in 1999. SNK's separate fighting game franchise The King of Fighters initially began as a crossover fighter for SNK's Fatal Fury and Art of Fighting franchises, and their characters have been mainstays in the long-running series until today.
The series inspired the Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf OVA in 1992, Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle OVA in 1993, and Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture in 1994. All three feature Masami Obari's character designs, with Obari also directing the third anime. Discotek Media has released all three anime.