Fatal Fury Lives! New Garou Announced At EVO

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Fatal Fury

With EVO happening this weekend, its no big surprise that some of the biggest names in fighting games have been making announcements. Until now though, the news has been pretty small scale. Samurai Shodown getting rollback netcode is cool, but its a nearly dead game, great news for the faithful but not exactly a major headline. That changed today though when SNK announced the first new Fatal Fury game since 1999.

That this series has needed a revival isn’t news. I featured it on my list of dead franchises in need of a revival almost a year ago where I said:

“Despite this, the last entry in the Fatal Fury series remains 1999’s Garou: Mark of the Wolves. That game, and others in the series, continue to see ports to almost every new system that releases, yet there seems to be little interest in a sequel. Garou 2 was in development at one point, and as of 2005, was apparently even 70% complete. Yet development never finished, and nothing else has reportedly been worked on over the years.”

Someone must have been listening. While we only have a short teaser trailer for now, that’s enough to get me excited after so many years. Check out the teaser below and get ready to run with the wolves once again.

Andrew Thornton
Andrew has been writing about video games for nearly twenty years, contributing to publications such as DarkStation, Games Are Fun, and the E-mpire Ltd. network. He enjoys most genres but is always pulled back to classic RPG's, with his favorite games ever including Suikoden II, Panzer Dragoon Saga, and Phantasy Star IV. Don't worry though, he thinks new games are cool too, with more recent favorites like Hades, Rocket League, and Splatoon 2 stealing hundreds of hours of his life. When he isn't playing games he's often watching classic movies, catching a basketball game, or reading the first twenty pages of a book before getting busy and forgetting about it.

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