FATAL FURY: City of the Wolves, SNK’s Latest Fighting Game, Storms onto the Scene in Early 2025

OSAKA, Japan – March 18, 2024 – Today, SNK CORPORATION announced that SNK’s beloved IP—FATAL FURY—is releasing its first title in 26 years: FATAL FURY: City of the Wolves. Launching in early 2025, FATAL FURY: City of the Wolves features a unique art style that stimulates the senses, new and familiar characters in the fray, an innovative REV system that supercharges the excitement, and a host of other battle systems even more robust than before.

Watch the FATAL FURY: City of the Wolves Announcement Trailer here and Character Trailer here.

The FATAL FURY series first hit the market in 1991, spearheading the fighting game boom of the 1990s that swept the industry thereafter. GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES (released in 1999) has, for some time, served as the franchise’s most recent installment. 

Fan Favorites and Fresh Faces Square Off in the Arena 
Iconic characters from FATAL FURY and GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES are ready to rumble once again. A new character and star pupil of Joe Higashi also makes her debut:

  • Rock Howard
    • Voice Actors: Griffin Puatu (EN), Yuma Uchida (JA)
    • Bio: Born to Geese Howard, raised by Terry Bogard—Rock’s very being is one of mixed emotions and internal conflict. Despite having lived a new life with Terry, one day Rock finds himself facing off against a foe who claims to know about his past—namely his birth mother, and the fact that she is very much alive. Armed with this new information, the troubled youth resolves to find his way through life—and fight on to make that happen.
  • Terry Bogard
    • Voice Actors: Michael Schneider (EN), Takashi Kondo (JA)
    • Bio: South Town’s very own Legendary Hungry Wolf, Terry takes young Rock Howard under his wing, following an epic encounter with archrival and Rock’s father Geese Howard. The two are inseparable—until the events of a fateful tournament compel them to go their separate ways. Terry fights it out on the streets for several years thereafter, but when word of an upcoming martial arts tournament—“KOF”—reaches him, he realizes that another date with destiny awaits…
  • Hotaru Futuba
    • Voice Actors: Suzie Yeung (EN), Manaka Iwami (JA)
    • Bio: Hotaru is a young girl searching far and wide for her older brother, who disappeared when her mother passed away. As luck would have it, she would one day run into someone who looked very much like him, though he denied all knowledge of the matter. But that was then, this is now, and Hotaru still hasn’t given up: determined to fight the mysterious stranger again and convey her true feelings, she sets off into the unknown once more.
  • Tizoc
    • Voice Actors: Jalen K. Cassell (EN), Hikaru Hanada (JA)
    • Bio: An invincible symbol of justice, Tizoc now makes his triumphant return to the ring. Despite hanging up his boots for a time, the joyous cries of the children in his corner spur him into action—and bring him back home. Pledging to lift the spirits of one young fan in particular, he laces up and sets his sights on the squared circle once again. For the mighty Tizoc, one thing’s for sure: this fight will be even more furious than the last.
  • Preecha
    • Voice Actors: Mia Paige (EN), Chika Anzai (JA)
    • Making her FATAL FURY debut, the scientist Preecha investigates the wonders and miracles of a fascinating principle known as ki (spirit energy). She also happens to be the star pupil of Joe Higashi, the acclaimed Muay Thai champ himself. While her martial arts talent can’t be denied, that’s not to say she’s only in it to win it either; indeed, Preecha fights for academic purposes, not accolades. She hates the pain, but sure is willing to endure it—as long as it furthers her research into unique and perplexing fight styles.

All-new REV System Shifts the Fight into Top Gear
The REV System, a toolset making its FATAL FURY debut, offers unique offensive options from when the battle begins. Players can use REV Arts, REV Accel, REV Blows (while S.P.G. is active), and more until you hit your limit and the REV Meter overheats. Balance your heat level and keep the pressure on your opponent to fight at full throttle!

Classic Battle Systems Evolved
Many classic FATAL FURY battle systems are back in full force, including Combination Attacks, Just Defense, Braking, Dodge Attacks, and Feints. These systems return to the fold after more than 25 years and have evolved for the modern day. Buckle up for red-hot action and competitive fights to the finish!

Experience-Tailored Control Schemes
Players can choose from two control schemes: Arcade Style is based on precise, technical inputs, while Smart Style lets you perform flashy special moves and combos using directional inputs and single button presses. From fighting game newcomers to seasoned veterans, everyone will be tricked out with the right controls—tailored specifically to your level.

FATAL FURY: City of the Wolves includes a host of other fresh features and elements in addition to those mentioned above. Stay tuned for more updates.

First Public Demo at EVO Japan 2024
EVO Japan 2024, the country’s largest fighting game tournament, is set to take place at the Ariake GYM-EX exhibition hall in Tokyo from April 27-29, 2024. Attendees can visit the SNK booth to play the first public hands-on demo of FATAL FURY: City of the Wolves. A paid ticket is required to enter the venue. Check the EVO Japan 2024 official website for more details.

Assets for FATAL FURY: City of the Wolves are available here. For all the latest on FATAL FURY, follow SNK on Twitter or join the official Discord.

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The FATAL FURY series made its debut in 1991, igniting the fighting game frenzy of the 1990s that would soon engulf the gaming industry. GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES, released in 1999, has remained the latest installment in the franchise for quite some time. FATAL FURY will soon make its triumphant return for the first time in 26 years when FATAL FURY: City of the Wolves launches in early 2025, featuring a dynamic art style, new and familiar fighters, and modernized battle systems.

Founded in 1978, SNK CORPORATION is a Japanese video game company headquartered in Osaka, Japan. SNK is an acronym of Shin Nihon Kikaku, meaning New Japan Project, and was the company’s legal name until it was shortened to SNK in 1986. SNK is best known for creating the Neo-Geo arcade system and several game franchises, including THE KING OF FIGHTERS, Metal Slug, Samurai Shodown, and FATAL FURY. SNK also helped publish games like Rage of the Dragons, World Heroes, Ninja Master’s, and Sengoku. Learn more about SNK CORPORATION by visiting https://www.snk-corp.co.jp/us/


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