Throughout the EVO 2022 festivities over the weekend writer SNK launched a brief video saying an all-new Deadly Fury recreation, which given the period of time for the reason that final one felt each like an enormous shock but additionally 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 Deadly Fury/Garou recreation, which suggests that is both a successor or direct sequel (it’s arduous 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 current one to return.
Unbelievably, Garou was the final fundamental Deadly Fury recreation launched, which suggests it has been over 20 years since we final noticed Terry and firm within the limelight of their personal collection (Deadly Fury characters have, after all, been showing in numerous different video games, from Tremendous Smash Bros. to the courting recreation King of Fighters for Ladies).
What this recreation would possibly appear to be is anybody’s guess, since this announcement—based mostly round a single picture, and with out every other accompanying data—is about as transient as you’re each going to get from a serious writer, and suggests this recreation is years away from launch.
One piece of stories discovered on the picture itself, although, and helpfully zoomed in on throughout 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 Metallic Slug collection.
She’s maybe finest identified, 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 recreation is a pleasant deal with for long-time SNK preventing recreation followers.