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After More Than 20 Years, a New Fatal Fury Was Announced at Evo 2022

New Fatal Fury / Garou Announced at Evo 2022 in Teaser Trailer

Evo 2022 may have come and gone, but it left us with some exciting fighting game news. For one thing, gamers are getting an avenue to play Marvel vs Capcom 2 again, with Arcade1Up’s fancy cabinet. And if you are a fan of SNK titles, the company had an awesome announcement to share at Evo 2022: A new entry in the Fatal Fury / Garou series has been greenlit, via a teaser trailer.

Not much to go on for this new Fatal Fury / Garou yet, but there are things highlighted in the footage. The silhouette of series veteran Billy Kane can be seen, as well as a long-haired gentleman I can’t make out. Front and center is Rock Howard, the main character from the last game, Garou: Mark of the Wolves. And then the words that the new game has been greenlit appear. No release date, no platforms, not even a mention if the title is in active development. Still, for fans of the series, this was an unexpected but welcome reveal.

It has been over 20 years since we had a new game in the Fatal Fury franchise. Sure, characters like Rock Howard and Terry Bogard have appeared in The King of Fighters XV and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but those instances are more like cameos. Suffice to say, players will be hungry for whatever information trickles out next.

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Arthur Damian
Arthur Damian has been covering the video game industry for over ten years, and joined The Escapist in 2022. He is a huge fan of platformers, indies, and fighting games, and strives to cover them for The Escapist every chance he gets. Arthur received his Bachelor’s Degree in English from Brooklyn College in 2009. He is also the Editor-in-Chief over at That VideoGame Blog. When he isn’t writing, Arthur enjoys playing games on his Switch and PlayStation 5, and sings the praises of the greatest video game ever, Chrono Trigger, to anyone who will listen.