it’s a big weekend EVO 2022: In addition to getting a new character announcement for Street Fighter 6, and what appears to be a trailer for Tekken 8, SNK also announced that we’re getting a new fan-favorite, long-dead character Deadly Fury/Wolfdog series, too!
This new game – which we currently know very little about – will be the series’ own Garou: Mark of the Wolf. Introduced back in 1999. about 23 years ago. Talk about a comeback, right?
As with SNK’s other recent fighting game, The King of Fighters XV, there is no specified release window or platform. You may have to wait a long time to get this information; we won’t get more specific information until later in the KoF 15 marketing cycle.
Literally, all we know so far is that the game is approved and in development – a brief trailer and a piece of art featuring Rock Howard have been revealed, and that’s about it. The developer doesn’t even have a placeholder name yet – the official name is “New Fatal Fury/Garou”.
“The Legendary City Still Breathes,” “The Hungry Wolves Return to Prowl” and “A New Fate Hidden in the Darkness” are all phrases featured in the trailer, if that gives you any idea of what to expect. Since the series disappeared, you may have encountered some Fatal Fury/Garou characters in other SNK games: Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard, Joe Higashi and Geese Howard (see also: Tekken 7) all started their work in the series.
This could be good news for anyone interested in the SNK arcade fighting game. Garou: Mark of the Wolves is a fan favorite and a cult hit, and if this new game is anything like the classic, we’re in for a good time.
It is worth noting that the Mohammed bin Salman Charitable Foundation holds a controlling stake in the famous Japanese fighting game company SNK. The group, also known as Misk, has been hit with some unpleasant allegations in recent years, such as the group being slammed by the U.S. Department of Justice. Misk said the goal is to invest in initiatives that will help “nurturing and encouraging young people to learn and lead for a better future in Saudi Arabia”.
The company’s majority stake in SNK remains controversial among the developer’s fans.